Protests, Pastis, and Much More During a Wonderful Weekend in NY

I am back in DC after a wonderful, wonderful weekend in New York. The best part was of course to spend time with Jenny and Mia-Lotta. I really miss my old friends here! But just being in New York filled me with energy (with the exception of half a shopping day in a crowded Soho, during which I of course didn’t find anything). Again, I wish my work was located there. But since it isn’t and I only had a weekend there this time, I tried to make the most of it. Thus, I had brunches at Pates Et Traditions in Williamsburg and at Pastis in the Meatpacking District, dinners at Highlands in West Village and at the Jane Hotel in the Meatpacking District, and after dinner drinks at the Jane Hotel ballroom and at Hotel Delmano and Pinkerton in Williamsburg. And of course numerous coffees at various coffee shops around the city. I also managed to drop by the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in the Zuccotti Park. To be honest, I had kind of expected a larger crowd there, given what they are protesting against. But I guess demonstrations against inequalities and greed just works better in Europe and other parts of the world than here in the U.S… Regardless, it was a great weekend and I hope to go back soon!

The Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park 

The “Double-Check” / “Survivor” turned into a protester

Brunch with Mia-Lotta and Karin at Pastis

With Mia-Lotta on the High Lane – one of my favorite spots in New York.

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