though i am only down the road from my old apartment, moving to a different neighborhood in manhattan is like moving to an entirely new city. the atmosphere completely changes from one neighborhood to the next and i think that is wonderful. though i've been to the lower east side many, many times - actually living here feels a bit different. i am exploring it with new eyes. with the day off from work, my friend brooke and i took a very leisurely stroll in my new neighborhood. it was a lovely afternoon with a lovely friend.
a pretty neighborhood crepe shop (whose name is also my initials)