Five Things I'm Loving in NYC Right Now

 1.) The Kelvin Slush Truck.  Just the other day I said to Katy, "wouldn't it be amazing if there were a place to get slushies that weren't too sweet, and were just natural ingredients or even just cold frozen tea? " All of a sudden, yesterday, I'm walking down the street and whammo!  There it was!  Thanks, Kelvin!

2.) The New York Public Library.  The top floor reading room is my favorite place to get office work done.  It's cold, peaceful, and best of all quiet.  Even in Brooklyn, quiet places are few and far between, and sometimes it's worth the train ride to Manhattan just to work in cool silence.

3.) The Brooklyn Farmer's Market.  Who knew that New York was so far ahead of Michigan/Illinois' growing season?  Not me.  So, you can imagine my look of excited shock to find raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries all waiting for me on Saturday at Grand Army Plaza.  My friends in the Midwest (K!) will be happy to know that our chest freezer is officially plugged in, and we've started refilling it with Jersey fruits. 

4.) The view from my studio window.  While the view from our front windows is all Brooklyn- loud buses, kids playing on the street until midnight, neighbors blasting Motown all day Sunday from their parked motorcycles (please, please stop!), the view from the back of our house is completely different.  Out there are five story tall Catalpa and Maple trees, cardinals, woodpeckers, and a tiny little pond filled with fish. 

5.) Uncle Louie G's Italian Ice Stand, and the sweet lady who handed me the list of non dairy ices on Sunday.