Here are lots of other photos from my recent visit to New York City to be with my friend from college (shown first below). I had a great time catching up with her, but it was good to be back in the city again too. It had been too long since I had seen this friend, but also too long since I’d taken this short trip into the city.
I stayed in the penthouse of another friend while I was there (thanks Anne!) and you can see above the view from her terrace. Another special treat was a trip to New York Central Art Supply which is a small but fabulous shop in the east village between 10th and 11th Street on 3rd Avenue that has been been in business in that location for 115 years. I was pleased to be able to score there some jumbo pastels which have been discontinued, as well as some handmade metallic pastels. It was certainly sad to learn that my previously favorite NYC art store –Pearl Paint on Canal Street– is no longer. I never even knew they went out of business.
Also fun was seeing a movie being filmed in Grand Central while I was headed home. You can see I was up close to Emily Blunt filming the upcoming film Girl on the Train. (Note that I did not care for the novel on which this is based, which is about an alcoholic and an adulterer). I was so close while buying a ticket at the ticket booth that there is a slim possibility that I ended up being an inadvertent extra in the movie.