It's August! I would like to think of it as the beginning of the end of Summer and I could not be more excited about that fact. Although I have managed to maintained my pasty white complexion all Summer I am so ready for boots and scarves! To help wind down the Summer, I have created a tiny list of things I want to accomplish during August!
See the old City Hall Subway Station - a subway station that has been shut down for 50 years, but you can see it if you stay on the 6 train past it's last station as it goes to turn around. The station is said to be beautiful and have ornate ceilings with chandeliers and glass.
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge - A great source of exercise and fantastic views of the city!
Visit the Union Square Farmer's Market - Who doesn't love a market? I plan to purchase some fruits and veggies that are still in season :)
Guggenheim Museum - A must see museum and it has a great pay what you please rate on Saturday evenings.
Eat from a food truck - I have been dying to do this for the past month, but I think I am going to try it. People say the food is awesome and I am intrigued.
Visit the Highline - A park that hosts local art and has great places to sit and people watch with a beautiful scenic background.
Take the Staten Island ferry and get a decent view of Lady Liberty - 1. because it is free and 2. because Lady Liberty is a wonderful sight!
Go to 4 free events (about 1 per week) - concerts/comedy shows/ book signings - One of the things that really peaked my intrest about New York is the array of free events around the city. I have not been taking part in nearly enough of them and I am going to try harder to get myself out and about at least once a week.
Read 2 new books - I love reading and while I am not working I have plenty of time to catch up on my book list. Plus, the subway offers ideal conditions for reading.