Saturday, February 2, 2013
Where Are They Now?
Goodbye City Life! L.A., we are theeeeeeeeeeeeeeere! For the past 5 months, Sophie has slept in the closet of our 1br apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In our quest to find a 5 month furnished sublet in a safe neighborhood, close to the theatre district, that was somewhere near our budget, here at 86th St. and Riverside is where we found ourselves...in a tiny one bedroom, but with tons of great city stuff around us to explore. We had an elevator and a doorman, which made up for lost space.
This was our bedroom. We each had one drawer in a 3-drawer dresser and there is an identical closet to the one Sophie slept in just out of frame (which we shared and stored our suitcases in.)
Yes. This is the living room and kitchen in one. We like to call it an open floor plan. You can see the edge of the love seat to the right. We got very cozy there.
Two stacks of boxes that we mailed to L.A. How did all this stuff even fit in that tiny apartment? Somehow it worked. We set up a little, very, very, little play space for Soph and used cabinets and on top of cabinets for storage and ledges became bookcases for Sophie's library. We got creative and having a small space forced us to get out and be a part of the city. The Natural History Museum, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Broadway shows, The Rockettes, Central Park, Times Square, Union Square, East Village Arlene's Grocery, Riverside Park, Hippo Playground, River Run Playground, Upper West Side Sunday Brunch, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Trick-or-Treat on 87th St., Holiday lights and lobby decorations for Christmas... The excitement comes at the price. As winter closed in on us, we became increasingly ready to depart for sunny L.A. As the January cold closed us into the apartment, we were all ready to say goodbye to our 5 month affair with our old flame, New York City. It's been magical, but it's time to move on.
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