Thursday, September 25, 2014

Uptown to Eataly

(Photo taken in Grand Central Station)

On this wonderfully wet and depressing Thursday afternoon, I took a little trip uptown today after class. The weather was 61 degrees and it was pretty much sprinkling all day long. Nevertheless, I took the R train from 8th St. up to 42nd where I successfully got through my first internship interview!

I have to say traveling in my "business casual" attire in the rain, on the subway, all alone and still mentally preparing myself was a bit intimidating. However, my first interview experience was overall actually very enjoyable and enlightening. I went to Grand Central Station for the first time, attempting not to hit into any fast-walking businessmen and women and successfully made my back downtown. When I returned to NYU, my friends and I treated ourselves to a free movie screening of "Two Night Stand" at the Cantor Film Center. The movie was comedic, painfully awkward (which made watching it with other teenagers in a cramped theater 10x better), and sooo romantic. Hilariously enough, we actually walked past the precinct where the movie ending was filmed. My sophomore friends laughed at me for freaking out, but I keep forgetting that I am in New York City: the place where almost everything is filmed!

After the movie, we went to Eataly so I could try the apparently "mouth-watering" pizza. I was a bit skeptical, but also excited to try this supposedly life-changing Italian dish. We had to wait 40 minutes to be seated, but my friends kept reassuring me, "Trust me, it is worth it." So we waited, walked around, waited some more and finally our names were called to be seated. Let's just say, I was NOT prepared for what was to come. The substance I put into my mouth was the most chewy, crispy, soft, melt-in-your-mouth delicious Margarita pizza I had ever tasted. Unfortunately, my iPhone picture doesn't do it justice, so I'm not going to post it here. But, they were right: my life will never be the same after consuming Eataly's perfectly cooked food.

(Photo taken at Cantor Film Center)