The weekend just gone was Memorial Day weekend, so we enjoyed a 3 day weekend that was jam packed with applying for an apartment, furniture shopping, going to Central Park and multiple playgrounds.
On Saturday we first went to our broker’s office and applied for an apartment. By the end of the day we found out we were approved. Woohoo! Such a relief after bring rejected two times. It’s so difficult being foreigners because you don’t have a credit history in the US and because they get concerned that you might skip the country mid lease without paying your rent.
After that we headed to Brooklyn to do some furniture shopping. We need a dining table and couch because we didn’t ship ours over. Not that all our belongings have arrived in New York yet, so we’ll have a pretty empty apartment for a while anyway!
After checking out the furniture stores we headed to lunch. Not knowing the area and being in a desolate area of Brooklyn there wasn’t a whole lot on offer. We got very lucky and picked a Taverna that did some yummy pasta and risotto.
On Sunday we headed to Central Park as Tate requested going to the park and playground. Given how big the park is it’ll take many visits to see it all. Tate had a play at a playground we’d been to previously before having lunch in a cafe in the park. Afterwards we headed to parts yet explored and gave Tate the option of either going to a playground or exploring a big open grassed area where lots of people where playing frisbee, playing with balls and sun baking. Tate chose the grassed area surprisingly!
On Monday we asked Tate what day it was because we are teaching him days of the week. His answer was “playground day”! His prediction turned out to be true! He went to two parks (along with a bit more furniture shopping).
The first park was Madison Square Park (the same one that had the Kids Fest).
Due to checking out a few more furniture stores in another area (Greenwich Village), we stopped at a new park – Washington Square Park. This was an incredibly popular park with just about every spare inch used for busking, sun baking, skateboarding etc, etc.
Although the playground was quite busy, Tate still got to enjoy the area.