Gantry Plaza State Park and East River Ferry

Gantry and East River Ferry

Yesterday I went to visit Gantry Plaza State Park with my friend Kristell.

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During senior year of high school back in May 2012, a trip to this very park was planned for Senior Skip Day.

But we were such good students that we didn’t go.

That and my rough draft in creative writing was being peer critiqued that day.

So about a year later we finally got to visit the park.

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Kristell and I on one of the cool wooden park chairs

Its a very lovely park. Gantry is located in Long Island City, right along the East River, so you can see the buildings in the city from there.

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The view was just breathtaking.

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After strolling through the park for a while, we decided to try to find the East River Ferry.

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We got lost and had to ask for directions. Twice.

So much for iPhone maps, eh?

In our defense, there was construction everywhere.

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PicsArt_1371144316555 View from the Gantry ferry dock.

The $4 ferry ride from Gantry to 34th Street was short. The second level of the boat was so cool! We could see all of the Manhattan skyline from there. I was in awe.

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If you’re ever in Long Island City looking for something touristy to do, this should be on your list. Take a trip to Gantry, enjoy the skyline, and then take the ferry into the city for some sightseeing.

Enjoy some footage from Gantry and the East River Ferry!

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Jane Lynch and Lara Embry Getting Divorced

When I saw the news on my Twitter feed this morning I was in such shock that my retainer broke in my mouth when I gasped.

At least I think that’s why it broke…

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The lesbian couple of three years, Glee actress Jane Lynch and clinical psychologist Lara Embry, are getting divorced. Lynch announced the sad news yesterday, June 10th.

Say it ain’t so!

Lynch and Embry met at a fundraiser back in 2009.

“We actually have a picture of the moment we met,” Jane Lynch said three years ago. How romantic!

“I said, ‘I want my picture taken with her,’ ” Dr. Lara Embry remembered. “I thought she was cute.”

They got married in Sunderland, Massachusetts at the Blue Heron Restauran back in May 2010, and now they’re calling it quits.

I guess the cute didn’t last very long.

Sigh.

52 year old Lynch stated that the decision to divorce was a difficult one for the couple. I wonder if their age difference played a role in this (Embry is 44).

I guess Nelly Furtado is right when she sings “all good things come to an end.”

My heart goes out to their two girls, Chase and Haden.

May this divorce be a  stress free and tranquil one for the family.

High Line NYC

Yesterday I went to the High Line in NYC with a few of my girlfriends from high school!

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The High Line, an urban linear elevated park located along 10th Avenue,  is quite the interesting sight. It used to be a street level railway in the 1840s. Too many accidents occurred between the trains and the traffic, causing 10th Avenue to became known as Death Avenue. Later the train became an elevated rail to prevent anymore accidents.

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In 2009 the railway was transformed into a lovely park complete with statues, flowers, and grassy areas to enjoy the summer sun. The view is fabulous!

You can still see some of the rails. It’s so cool!

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Three highlights of our time at the High Line yesterday:

1. The Goshka Macuga bust of Colin Powell. The following pictures should explain why.

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2. The flowers!! They’re so gosh darn gorgeous!!

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IMAG18003. And the grass. I could lay there forever.

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As my friend Xiran said as we all lay on the grass, “Nature is perfect.”

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Indeed it is, my dear. Indeed. Especially at the High Line.

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My girlies!! (l-r Niketa, Kristell, and Xiran)

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My girlies!! (l-r Niketa, Kristell, and Xiran)

*(As you can tell, Xiran cannot take a normal picture. But that’s just one of the many reasons why we love her.)*

If you’re ever in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan near 10th ave and 14th Street, you should totally visit the High Line. You won’t regret it. It’s beautiful!

Check out the official site for the High Line.

Enjoy some of the footage I took while there!!

Sunshine Award

sunshine-awardI’ve been nominated for yet another award, the Sunshine Award, by teddy on Glipho. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

Teddy is an awesome blogger with a great sense of humor. Check out his blog on Glipho!

Here are the rules of the award:

1. Post the Sunshine Award logo.
2. Nominate ten of your favorite blogs, the ones you can’t wait to read.
Announce the news on their blog and insert a link back to the Nominator’s Blog.
3. Then answer the 4 questions below in order to get to know each other.

My Favorite Weather: Spring weather! I live in New York, so I get all four seasons. Winter and summer are too extreme for me. Autumn isnt too bad, but there are leaves everywhere and its kind of messy. Spring is just right—50-70°F weather and beautiful flowers in bloom…until June rolls around, that is. My birthday is also in the spring.

My Favorite Social Network: This is a tough one. I’d have to say it’s a tie between Facebook and Twitter. I keep in touch with friends and family on Facebook, and I also spend a lot of time reading celebrity gossip articles from my favorite news organizations on Twitter. I use both to promote my blog.

My Favorite Number: 3, because three is the Trinity. Also because a triangle has three sides and love triangles make for interesting love stories.

What Have I Achieved: I started college at 16 and got my Associates Degree at the age of 18. Not many teenagers can say the same.

And now for my nominations:

Maria Nichol

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Laura Cripps

KateB

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The DownLouw

The Love Hawk

VJVerster

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Looking forward to seeing your answers to these questions!