I felt like I did a ton over the weekend, and the best part is that we didn't even leave Brooklyn after returning back to the apartment late Friday night. I left work on Friday at the regular time (no more summer Fridays, sob sob) and met my friend Lisette at the new Whitney Museum in Meatpacking. I'd only been to the old Whitney location once, and have been wanting to check out the new location. It's pay as you wish on Friday nights so we figured we should go before it's too dark out at night since we were only going to spend about an hour there. Unfortunately, I can't really pretend that I know much about (or enjoy) contemporary American art. Leave me with Impressionism and pretty paintings and I'm all set. I have to say, the new Whitney space is pretty incredible though, with several rooftops, lots of windows, and some cool looking cafes. The sun was just starting to set, so the light was beautiful and I could have spent hours just sitting on the roof. I'd definitely come back during the day and check it out when a new exhibit comes around.
Friday was September 11th, so that night Pat and I walked down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park to see the beams coming out of the World Trade Center memorial. Every September 11th in New York is pretty eerie, but the two beams were amazing and a beautiful tribute. The next morning my parents came for the day. After doing some more work to the apartment, we all walked down to DUMBO together to check out the waterfront and explore the old cobblestone streets. My mom and I hilariously rode around on Jane's Carousel a couple times and the drooled over some delicious looking cupcakes at One Girl Cookie. They left just in time before a big thunderstorm hit, so Pat and I spent the night watching Chef and ordering sushi. I'd been wanting to see Chef for a while and I loved it! I'd definitely recommend, but don't want it when you're hungry. :-Naturally, the next morning we were starving, so checked out the River Deli, a rustic Sardinian restaurant a few blocks away. Sooo yummy!