Kerrie's Blog: Thank You New York

Thank You New York

What a fantastic trip it was! We were gone for 10 days and packed a lot in.

My cousin married his love in a beautiful ceremony and let me tell you, the Italians know how to do it right!  Man oh man, the food, the dancing....the was just absolutely massive!  It was so good to see my Nanny and family.

I did make it to the mecca...Yankee stadium baby!  It was a cold, rainy night but not too bad as to shut the game down (the next night they did however so we lucked out).  I'm sorry to report, and all you haters out there will like this, but the Yanks did give it up to the Mariners.  It's ok, I got on the jumbotron (a first for me) and felt like a million bucks surrounded by New Yorkers and Yankee fans alike.  AMAZING NIGHT!

We went into Brooklyn and walked the Brooklyn Bridge which was so cool.  I did it with a pretzel in hand too, how can you get any more New York than that!?!?

About a month before we left I went onto Dave Letterman's site to try and score tix.  No luck...until we got a call while we were in NY.  They asked if we could make it the next day for a taping.  We had front row seats and Kiefer Sutherland was the guest. Dave was so skinny! He was cool and came out and talked and joked with us before the taping. 

Fire Island was a stop I just had to show Lelani.  I had such fond childhood memories of that place. We hiked from Robert Moses to Fire Island,  passing the beautiful lighthouse.  We went to check out my Dad's childhood beach house and the owners were on their front porch working on their bicycles.  They invited us in for a tour and a cold drink.  And New Yorkers get a bad rap?!?! I really don't get it, they are the NICEST people in the world.  No matter if we were on the subway or the corner of Broadway, people were smiling and sweet.

I gained 5 pounds.  5 pounds!  But it was worth it.  Pizza, bagels, chinese food, Carvel, Katz Deli, Italian cookies, more Carvel, more cookies, more bagels.  I'd be a million pounds if I lived there!

New York, you'll always have my heart.  Thank you for a wonderful trip!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 31 commentsKerrie La Guardia • May 12 2014 10:38AM


Wow Kerrie, sounds like a tremendous trip, glad you had such a good time, and I agree - between Carvel, bagels, and the pizza, keeping fit would be a full time job living there.

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) over 5 years ago

Sounds like a perfect trip all the way around.  You squeezed in a lot of NY in just a little time.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 5 years ago

It sounds like the perfect trip in a wonderful city. I am glad you had such a great time.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 5 years ago

Kerrie ~ Sounds like a blast of a trip!! Sorry your boys lost to the Mariners. How cool getting on the jumbotron!! 

Walking the bridge with a pretzel is sheer New York!!  And seeing David Letterman, first row with Keifer as a guest, heaven!!

Bagels, oh boy do we miss our bagels ...

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, I'm glad you had such a good time and am happy to see this post...was beginning to think you decided not to come back! And yes, Italian weddings are something else, especially the food!


Posted by Diana Zaccaro, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida (Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp) over 5 years ago

Kerrie it sounds like a great time!! Somehow I missed out on "Carvel" growing up. I had to google it!

Posted by Tom White, Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN (Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or over 5 years ago

The wedding sounds a lot like my Polish family of years ago.

Nowdays things are much more calm.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 5 years ago

It sounds like it was one helluva time :-)... wish you all the best in the future! Liz Harris in Chandler AZ

Posted by Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA, #ChandlerRealEstateAgent (Liz Harris Realty) over 5 years ago

It's great to hear you had a wonderful time Kerrie! The wedding sounds like it was fabulous.  How lucky you were to get Letterman tickets, I can't tell you how many times I've tried, and never been successful.

Posted by Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate! (UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA) over 5 years ago

LOL that sounds like an AWESOME trip. Lots of "once in a lifetime" moments memories

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 5 years ago

1 of these days we'll make the voyage. I've always wanted to go! I bet the pizza from street vendors was good. I hear you can't get a decent room for less than 500 bucks a night. Is that true?

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, sounds like you had a great trip. How could you not have gotten a red hot from Coney Island????

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 5 years ago

Glad your trip will be a memorable one. My fiancé' wants to visit NYC during Christmas.

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 5 years ago

Wasn't it great to be back home?  It sounds like you use to live there.  Glad you had fun and got back safely!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Loved hearing the highlights of your trip, Kerrie!  I have never been to NY, but your post makes me want to make it up there some summer! :)

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) over 5 years ago

Oh Kerrie! I love the food in NY. It's the only place to get good pizza and baked goods. I miss Carvel ice cream too. (I grew up in NY, then moved to NJ before moving to CO after I got married.)

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, there's nothing like an Italian wedding!  Visiting NYC is the best!  I love the food, culture and the people watching!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 5 years ago

Good morning Kerrie. We are due for a trip to the city, haven't been for a couple of months. Sounds like your trip was very special, thanks for sharing about your adventure.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 5 years ago

Good morning, Kerrie.  Sounds like an awesome trip. 

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 5 years ago

OK, OK, so you had a good time.  Now, back to work for you as Active Rain has been falling apart in your absence!  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 5 years ago had quite a time!  And, I am a little envious.  Even Letterman?  Man, you know how to live!

Posted by Marshall Enterprises, Antiques, Lawn Care, and Trashouts (Marshall Enterprises ) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, glad you enjoyed your trip to the Big Apple.  I was flipping channels and saw Kiefer Southerland...guess I should have stayed a little longer and maybe I would have seen you.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 5 years ago

Nino - I'd say more like $300...and you can stay right in Times Square!!

Blue Eyes - No Coney Island this time around, maybe next.

Kevin - NYC in Christmastime is DIVINE!  GO!

Evelyn - It's always so nostalgic.  Love it!

Gabe - But I left you in charge?!?!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 5 years ago

So glad you had a wonderful time--I have to get my NYC fix every now and then.  That place is so alive!

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, sounds like you had a fantastic time!  I'm a pretzel girl myself.  Glad you're back, seems lime you were gone forever, you were missed!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 5 years ago

Sounds like a wonderful trip!  How awesome you got to go to David Letterman while you were there!  I love the picture of you on the bridge!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 5 years ago

Kerrie OK let me see if I got this right.  You were 2 hours away from central CT and you did not set time aside for us to get a group together for a MeetUp.  You young lady are in need of a good talking to.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, NY is going to miss you!!  CT, too, BTW!!  As George said, we could have had a minnie MeetUp!  Next time ..... 

Posted by Christi Farrington, ~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT (Dagny's Real Estate) over 5 years ago

I was in charge?   No wonder it was falling apart.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 5 years ago

It sounds like everything you wanted to see and do worked out great for you. What luck!

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 5 years ago

A long awaited return, I'm glad you had the chance to make it out there!

Posted by Kris Neese, Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain (ActiveRain) over 5 years ago