12 June 2011

SOCSunday: Ikea Breakfast and The Highline

I am in the process of moving to a new apartment. My friend Rich needs to go to Lowe's (bec according to him, the faucets are fancier there than Home depot's) and @Roxwriting is thinking of a new A/c for her living room.

I dont like waking up early during the weekends so i suggested that we get a 99cent breakfast at Ikea for motivation. While we were getting our food, the almond cake proudly said that a purchase of a slice supports teh american cancer society. We are staunch supporters.

The view we had while eating breakfast at Ikea Brooklyn.
Yes, That is the Statue of Liberty!

Breakfast at Ikea. 39 cents for the roll. 99 cents for everything else.

Almond Cake. Every slice supports the American Cancer Society.
We are staunch supporters!

after ikea, we went to lowes. Dropped our stuff home and rich went to a party. @roxwriting and i went to lunch, then to a gallery opening at chelsea.

then we ended up at the new section of The Highline.

The Highline used to be an elevated NYC subway track that they repurposed and turned into a park. Walking this park is akin to watching New York City pass you by.

These are the weeds that grow in The Highline.

A building used to be in this lot.
Demolished and now rebuilding again.
This view looks out to The Hudson River. Possibly to NJ.

Meet Carol. We came from her Photography opening.
She matches the Emergency Call Box.

Berries! I was tempted to taste them.

It looks like a hopeless jail cell.

The Water Fountain (of Love)

Press here for love.

Close up of the graphic

At the end of the new addition, we saw the balloon installation by FriendsWithYou called Rainbow City. I instantly felt like I was inside Super Mario Brothers. (The one that they came out with the NES.)

FriendsWithYou Makes your dreams come true.

We came down to see the balloon installation and we saw this beautiful ice cream truck that combined architecture and food. Coolhaus!

@Roxwriting showing a lot of love and happiness!

In here, you pick your cookie and your ice cream.

Coolhaus Menu

Carol and Rachel picked Snickerdoodles with Blueberry Ginger Sorbet. (yes it is ginger-y and refreshing. it was good, but not my thing.)

Snickedoodles with Blueberry GInger Sorbet
Ice cream Sandwich from Coolhaus

I got double chocolate chip cookie and salted caramel ice cream.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie with Salted Caramel
Ice Cream Sandwich from Coolhaus

We went back up The Highline because we needed to "walk off the ice cream sandwich"

That's Shanna, walking with Carol.

This one's for the birds! An architectural birdfeeder!

See that tarp? That's a marriage proposal!

The Highline has these observation decks. 

The Statue of Liberty, View from The Highline.

I didnt even know that I would see the statue of liberty from afar, twice in the same day, from two different boroughs.

Every time I do my SOCSunday this way, I can't help but say -

I love New York.

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Go to Allthingsfadra.com and read what others have posted. And share your link there!


  1. That is such a neat way to do SOCS. I am from New York State originally, but I have only been to the city once. It is definitely a place I would love to visit again and experience like this! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. i really dig this and your spam post. cannot wait to visit this elevated garden! keep up the good work!

    wish we had something like that in manila!


  3. Salamat!

    Honestly, I miss all the overpass vendors! it is quite the same, actually, when you are walking the guadalupe overpass (me tindero pa ba dun?).

    There are a lot of things in Manila that NYC or the rest of the US doesn't have. One of them is the fantastic weather all year round. I hate snow and I hate the cold weather. Hinde ako makaporma!

    Did you get here via RA's tumblr?

    Salamat ulit sa suporta!

  4. Ashlee,

    Thank you!! I'm experimenting my SOCSunday posts - and Im glad this format is working out quite well.

    let me know when you come, Ill give you the lowdown on cheap great food!


  5. OMG, I loved those pictures. I usually don't like all picture posts, they tend to get boring and stale, but those pictures were great. Maybe because I'm such a shameless foodie, but I could eat my monitor now! (stopping by from fadra's)

  6. Thanks!

    I will take it as a compliment!

    Although I agree with you. I think the issue with me not liking picture posts is because it doesn't pique my interest. Also i like photos that either tell stories (or i supplement it with text), make you hungry or wish you were there, or wish you were eating it.

    Thanks for stopping by - and when i run out of mascara, i will try what you recommended. :)