Friday, 23 August 2013

A French Yummy Mummy In New York: Day 4


Storm In New York

It was raining in New York yesterday. Don't get me wrong: it was not like the rain in London. It was warm and it looked more like some tropical downpour. Nothing to do with the British drizzle.
It was the perfect excuse to do even more shopping.
That said, in the afternoon, there were some power cuts in Manhattan. Apparently Wall Street had to close the Nasdaq for a couple of hours because of this. Not that I suffered from it.
Anyway, I decided to spend a couple of hours indoors to write. My next door neighbours, probably already home because of the power cuts, decided to make out loudly. Nightmare.
I decided to go somewhere else (anywhere else really) but I had to wait a long time to get a lift -probably because of the power cuts.  The noise in the corridor was even louder than in my bedroom. Lovely.


Anyway, I managed to come back after a lovely cappuccino at my now local Starbucks. I found out that, in New York, people talk to each other, which feels nice, and sometimes a bit weird. I might be becoming a snotty Londoner, after all.  

Today the sun is shining and we are going to enjoy Central Park. I bumped into my neighbour and am surprised she could even walk. I think that maternity units in NYC will be incredibly busy in 9 months.

16 comments:

  1. I think you were just jealous, Muriel...
    But, yes, in our coffeeshop (St. Elmos- http://stelmoscoffeepub.com/ ), it's one big happy family... with a lot of distant cousins who only met there...

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  2. Carolina HeartStrings23 August 2013 04:53

    HAHA. That last paragraph has me howling. (silently cus I wouldn't want my fellow workers to think I've TOTALLY lost it). Enjoy the rest of your time!

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  3. If you are up near the Guggi Museum @ 90th St on Central Park East this coffee shop in the Church of the Heavenly Rest is just great, full of homebaking and cooking and run by a really great crew - It's good to see a (part of) a church used for something useful. The Church was a "society" church for the Upper East and is also somewhat tasty!

    http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/heavenly-rest-stop-manhattan-3

    The best coffee (and really great and good value food and drink) was a couple of blocks inland from the met between 82 and 83rd on Lexington. A warm family run place who take their Colombian coffee seriously!

    http://www.dulcevidacafenewyork.com/

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  4. Love the last paragraph!! I expect the units were noting down the date as the storm happened! :)

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  5. Do visit the American Wing at the Met, too!

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  6. Come to Toronto - guaranteed no one talk to you. We still have a bit of a British streak :) Best of luck in NY

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  7. HaHa. So sorry about being in a place where the walls are that thin and electricity is like your favorite fruit, only around in season.

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  8. Well, it was a funny day...as I am on hols, it didn't really matter, did it?

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  9. Right. I would feel right at home then...

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  10. Went to the Met! Fabulous! It was my first time there and I loved it.

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  11. Thank you so much for the recommendations! I couldn't live without good coffee.

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  12. Glad you liked it. Oh, and apologies for making your life more difficult at work.

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  13. Maybe I should warn them...what do you think?

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  14. It is nice to actually talk to people. Maybe I have become asocial in London without even noticing.

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  15. Haha! I'm glad you are making the best of the not-so-great situations!

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  16. Well, I am French, after all...

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