It is now 7:21 and I’m supposed to be at the gym. If only it were open.
Today is Sunday. I have a photography class that starts at 9:30. So I figured I would get in a run at the gym beforehand. Only problem is that I didn’t check the hours at Chelsea Piers before I went ahead and woke up at 5:30 to get on the Path train, to get to the city, to walk to the gym….etc etc…only to find it CLOSED.
Newsflash: the sports center opens at 8am on weekends.
Oh yeah, and it’s pretty cold outside.
I figure I better find a warm place to chill out (nap?) before I have to return so I can at least use their shower.
Enter La Bergamote on 20th and 9th Ave. It’s thankfully open and very warm. And they have cappuccino and almond brioche. Which seems like a fair trade for the treadmill.
The almond flavor in the brioche is creamy and not too sweet, and there is a sprinkling of crunchy almonds on the top of the thickly cut toast for a bit of crunch. When I plow into it with my fork, the pastry adheres to it in thick chunks like cake.
I ate the whole thing. What treadmill?
Now if only I could stretch out under the pastry counter and take a nap. But I have to walk back to Chelsea Piers to take a shower.
Happy Sunday, everyone. Go to La Bergamote and have a pastry. The chocolate croissant is pretty awesome too.