New York City, 2018

When Max and Einat got married, we decided that instead of giving them a physical thing as a gift, we’d give them an experience that they could enjoy with us. This trip to NYC was it.

Traveling to New York is always fun, but hectic. We have a lot of friends there and it was impossible to see everyone over a quick weekend trip, especially when juggling not just our own friends, but also Max and Einat’s. We tried, but ended up seeing only a few of the people we wanted to hang out with.

Scaffolding. Scaffolding everywhere. I was surprised by how much more construction there is in NYC vs SF.

After dropping our stuff at the hotel, the first thing we did was go hang out with Juliana. It’s insane we hadn’t seen each other in almost 3 years.

Max and Einat were getting there pretty late. Naturally we had to get a snack before dinner.

We took the Subway to Brooklyn for brunch.

“There are some moments that just should not go on record” was something Max said later in the trip.

McCarren Park is kind of like a flat, quieter Dolores.

Einat had just seen One of Us and insisted we should go to Crown Heights. It was a Saturday, so I didn’t want to be too disrespectful and didn’t take many photos. I snagged this one from the car.

Hannah had never been to the High Line, so we went over there while Max and Einat kept looking for enlightenment.

Getting these architecture shots to line up perfectly while walking with a group is impossible. Someday soon I’ll give in and start using Photoshop to straighten things out properly.

We met up at Chelsea Market. These two had the oiliest noodles available.

Later that night we went out with Einat’s friends. Carly was there.

Adri.

The next day we woke up early and did an audiotour of Greenwich Village. If you’re in a big city, try Detour. We’ve done a few and they’re a good way to spend an hour or two. They make an effort to show you a different side of the city.

I’ve been told I don’t take enough vertical photos. It’s hard.

Flashback to two years ago walking around Noe.

Walking around the Village, you feel like you’re in a very different place. Doesn’t feel like NYC.

This was right outside the Stonewall Inn. If you’ve never heard of it, listen to this.

After our tour, we met up with Dana, and finally got to meet Salvador.

We wanted to go to the rooftop terrace at The Met, but it hadn’t opened for the season yet. I had been to the Met as a kid, but I didn’t know I had been there. In my head I remembered the Temple of Dendur and all the Egyptian artifacts, but I thought they were at the Museum of Natural History.

Einat doing normal person things. Nothing to see here.

Some people are unimaginably talented.

The cherry trees were blooming in Central Park.

Selfies are hard with a 35mm.

That’s why you find flat surfaces and learn to set timers.

These steam pipes are iconic, and I had never been curious enough to look up why they exist. Apparently there’s a whole underground heating system that pumps steam throughout the city, and has been doing so since 1882.

Natasha.

A classic tourist shot. I don’t think I had been to Grand Central ever before.

The last day was rainy, so we spent it looking for things to do indoors. After Grand Central, we went to the Library.

And that was NYC.

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