September 29, 2015

End of Summer in New York City | Family Sunday at the Central Park Zoo & Roosevelt Island

Travel

Fall weather is arriving and the temperature up here in New York is just amazing right now! Friday I was down in Atlanta shooting a beautiful wedding at Jaffari Center, pouring rain all day outside on Friday and raining all day Saturday for my flight back home to New York. Saturday afternoon and Sunday? Amazing 75 degree Fall weather – while it is pouring rain in Atlanta. Ah, the difference of a thousand miles :). We decided to take advantage of the great weather, and the fact that I was only gone for 1 day this weekend for the wedding so I was home on Sunday, to head into New York City with Miles and take him to the Central Park Zoo and Roosevelt Island.

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Ok this isn’t either of those places, our friend Linda has a pretty sweet penthouse apartment in Midtown that we checked out earlier in the week (sorry was still in the camera so became part of this batch of photos).

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Central Park Zoo on Sunday! We checked out the seal show at the beginning which was pretty neat, they can really catch some air!

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Snow Monkeys and the New York City skyline!

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Bird bird bird, bird is the word! Not a ton of photos because we were running after Miles the entire time.

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

After checking out the Central Park Zoo I thought it would be fun to show Betty and Miles Roosevelt Island, and I knew Miles would think the Roosevelt Island Tram would be a ride itself!

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Miles running along the water to Four Freedoms Park.

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

The Smallpox hospital.

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

The UN General Assembly was going on so their were helicopters and armed Coast Guard boats up and down the East River, not a ferry tour boat to be seen!

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Miles playing with his Hot Wheels car of course.

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Four Freedoms Park would be a great engagement or wedding photo shoot location! The leaves were just starting to turn ever so slightly to Fall colors.

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

I made Betty do a mini portrait session with me, hehe!

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Running around with Miles.

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

Taking the Tram back to Manhattan.

Late Summer New York City | Roosevelt Island Family Photos

And that was our Sunday! We had a great day yesterday running around, grabbing lunch at Xi’an Famous Foods, coffee at Cafe Grumpy, and dinner at a pizza place for a slice of New York City :).

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