The Upper West Side Wins

Of course it does. 

I feel like I keep seeing these New York Times’ and Curbed articles about people who love the Upper West Side. And then I feel extremely grateful that the prior few bidders on my apartment didn’t know how to fill out a board application and I was – or my broker was, to be clear, because that shit is complicated.

I live within a couple of blocks of the water and two massive parks. I live two blocks from the best bagels in the city (not my words, everyone else’s), I have some awesome bars, Columbia’s sprawling, green campus, an adorable independent pet store that comes complete with an adorable pet store kitten, Book Culture, The Hungarian Pastry Shop, and a Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Westside Market. And lots of trains.

I love my ‘hood and I am very fortunate to be able to live here.

And if I have the means, I’m never leaving. 

The Upper West Side Wins

My dude and I went on this run yesterday morning. I was keeping track on my iPhone and we ran this route until he gave the signal that we should stop. We’re running the God’s Love We Deliver 4 mile race in late November, so this was a good warm up. Last time we ran it was only 2 miles, so we upped our game. 

It felt really good and my heart rate monitor said we burned 477 calories. Good burn. We grabbed brunch at West End Hall on Broadway and 106th, a new beer garden with a fancy wooden version of Connect Four. The food was good and we were both pretty sore.

But it was totally worth it.