Sunday, June 25th, 2017

New York: As Seen By Instagram


While spending the holidays at home in Boston, I took a quick trip to see my sister (and get my India visa) in New York City.

I was fighting a pretty bad cold, so I wasn’t motivated to run around the city all day, but I got to see lots of my friends — and I did get a few great Instagram shots.

Here we go:

Good morning from Harlem!  If you’re not lucky enough to have a sibling with an apartment in Manhattan, you could always try out timeshare rentals and have an apartment that feels like your own!

Meet me at the clock!  The Waldorf-Astoria was decked out for Christmas, and I used this as my meeting point with my travel blogger buds Dylan and Nicole.

Pabst Blue Ribbon and tater tots?  Yes, we’ve arrived in Hipsterville.  I took this shot at Crif Dog in the East Village and it’s one of my favorite black and white shots.

Everyone at Crif Dog was a fresh-out-of-college hipster — retro glamwear for the girls, sculpted facial hair for the guys.  I felt old.

And we did have Crif Dog’s famous hot dogs.  Mine, on the right, was a bacon-wrapped hot dog with avocado and sour cream.  It was made with so many of my favorite foods!!

Our next stop: Eataly, Mario Batali’s combination gourmet shop and restaurant.  One strange thing: as soon as we got to Eataly, everyone was MY age!

If the early twenty-somethings are in the East Village and the late twenty-somethings are in Midtown, where are the mid-twenty-somethings?

At any rate, I always tell people that the easiest way to get to my heart is with cured meats and red wine.

The meat case at Eataly was impressive.

But it wasn’t nearly as impressive as the cheese.  How amazing do those cheeses look?  I wanted to eat them all.

And to conclude:

India visa: acquired.  Not the easiest or cheapest visa to get, but well worth it.

See you later, New York.  125th Street will still be there when I return a few months from now.


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18 Responses to “New York: As Seen By Instagram”
  1. Hi, Kate – great summary of NYC through Instagrammed “eyes”! I really should visit the place one day …

  2. Amanda says:

    A bacon-wrapped hot dog with avacado and sour cream? That sounds AMAAAAZING.

    Also, I had no idea India’s visas were so pretty!

  3. Laura says:

    Fun post! I like the HDR work from Eatily. I don’t even know what retro glamwear is so I totally feel old haha!

  4. Mike C says:

    Damn dude, I LOVE PBR – it’s my beer of choice whenever I’m over this way. Once again PBR rules – if only they want to sponsor a blogger…

  5. Alex says:

    The mid twenty somethings are in Brooklyn, because their parents aren’t still paying their rent and they don’t have lucrative enough jobs to afford Manhattan rent. Check out the other side of the bridge next time 🙂

  6. Chris says:

    I really dug this. Instagram is such a fun app to play around with and New York offers a brilliant tapestry of options to capture too.

  7. Beatrice says:

    Hi Kate! Love your blog! I just booked my trip to Buenos Aires for two weeks in April. SOLA! 🙂
    I LOVE New York. My grandma lives in Astoria and I love going to visit. Astoria is awesome. I also visited EatItaly when I was there in July. yes the cheese selection is amazing! I am a cheese lover also.
    Love your pics and your blog! Keep it up amazing adventurous Kate! You are an inspiration 🙂

  8. Rachael says:

    Anthony Bourdain went to Crif Dog on his new show “The Layover”! DId you know there’s a “secret” bar next door that you can only get to through Crif Dog. They even have specialty hotdogs that you can only get in the bar, and not next door. It’s on the list to visit next time I’m in New York.

  9. Kavi says:

    You were in my neck of the woods – glad you enjoyed NYC! I just quit my job, and India was one of the places I wanted to go. But I’ve heard that getting an Indian Visa is a painful/ expensive process! What was your experience? Were you able to get it in a day, or did it take a while? Thanks for your help!

  10. April Neylan says:

    Those hotdogs look amazing! Nothing quite like that in Brisvegas 😉

  11. Adam says:

    Love your PBR photo! Also, did you make it into the speak-easy at Crif Dog’s? I think it’s probably over-rated by now because everyone seems to know about it… but it was pretty cool when I visited a few years ago.

  12. Nate says:

    Great crif dog shots! I’d recognize those tator tots anywhere haaha. I never made it to Eataly when I lived there but will def check it out next time I am back for a visit.

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