City Mouse Blog

The personal blog of Miranda Erokan.

Roosevelt Island

Nate and i went on another "how about we" outing over the weekend.  we road our bikes through Brooklyn and Queens and over TWO bridges (tiring!!) to Roosevelt Island, a little two mile-long island situated between the Upper East Side and Long Island City. neither of us had ever been, so we didn't know what to expect. we discovered that it is really its own little contained community with a bunch of apartment buildings, a few restaurants, beautiful parks with city views, even a Starbucks. it seems like a kind of weird but nice alternative to living in one of the outer boroughs, and i imagine it would feel a bit like living in the dorms all over again. we picked up our picnic basket filled with food, a blanket, and a bottle of wine and found a nice shady spot on the north end to hang out for a couple hours. adorbs!

nathan exploring the island


queensboro bridge

picnic spread

our bikes!

lighthouse and two lil squirts chasing each other

xo, miranda

A Mets Game

this past weekend, my absolute oldest friend Claire came out to New York for a visit. i like to think of myself as a San Francisco Giants fan, but this girl is a San Francisco Giants FAN. she came out specifically for the weekend the boys were playing the New York teams, so i joined her for a game at Citi Field. it also just so happened to be National Cheeseburger Day (is that a real thing or something the internet made up?? either way, i support it) so we took full advantage of that and got ourselves some Shake Shack goodies at the stadium while we watched! beautiful day, fairly boring game, but what are you gonna do? we had fun anyway. :)

Citi Field

brilliant idea to put this here

shake shack!

fan girls

xo, miranda

Peter And The Starcatcher

last night my boyfriend Nate and i had a pretty delightful date night. 

we recently discovered a website called  "how about we" that creates deals for cute date ideas... (kind of like groupon for couples?) there is a "couple" site and a "singles" site, so it can be used in different ways. this was the first one we've been on and so far it's great! the date we chose included discounted tickets to the off-Broadway show "Peter and The Starcatcher" and a free drink at the theater. the show was so sweet and great! it's a prequel to the Peter Pan story that we all know and love, and it was really cool and very innovative. i recommend it! we started off with dinner at easily my number one New York burger joint, Shake Shack, saw the show, and finished the night off by catching up on the latest episode of Breaking Bad. (UMMM GUYS.)

i think i moved to New York with the idea that i'd be seeing a lot more Broadway shows, but as it turns out, there's not a ton of room in my budget for that. so any chance i get (especially if the tickets are discounted!) is really exciting. definitely go see this show if you can!

xo, miranda


us at shake shack!