Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The passing of New York's gay marriage bill could not have had better timing ! The last weekend in June is always PRIDE weekend in NYC and usually conveinently coincides with my dear friend Peter's birthday aswell. I took all of these circumstances as opportunity to make a trip down to NYC to celebrate. Sunday morning I picked up my best friend Frank in Connecticut and then we continued onto Astoria, Queens, where Peter's apartment is. We hung out and drank combination of champagne, vodka, and orange juice and then we got on the subway and headed into Manhattan. After meeting up with another group of our friends, we made our way down to the Meat Packing district - NYC's gayborhood. The first party we hit was at the Gansevoort hotel. The club was on the penthouse level and there was a beautiful terrace and roof top pool ! Swimming in the pool was soo fun and some people even decided to play the game catch the glowstick :P The terrace was a perfect viewing spot for the firework display over the Hudson River. After leaving the Gansevoort we made our way to a club called Greenhouse, where there was a Japanese DJ spinning classic anthems including an awesome remix of Madonna's 'Like a Prayer'. Peter and I absolutely did not want to leave the club but when it was about 4 AM we decided it was probably time to go. It was such an amazing celebration for so many reasons and was a great way to spend my last night out in NYC !