Walking down the streets of New York, you’ll realize how fast paced and unique each city is. So, I’ve returned from my first trip and here are a few things I noticed about each area I visited. (Besides the trash piled up on the sidewalks).
- Graffiti: everywhere you look there is graffiti. The trash cans, the fire hydrants, the windows, the walls, the doors, the phone booths, the newspaper stands, the wheelchairs and the neighbors dog. At first glance you wonder,”what person would dare destroy a city like this?” As you continue walking, you realize it’s a part of the city’s culture, more like artwork than vandalism. The people are super nice for the most part and they’re all busy making their mark on this town. (Figuratively and literally)
- The Bagel Store: a “MUST TRY” place to go! I tried my first cragel with bacon and cheese, let me tell you it was pretty amazing! If you don’t know what a cragel is, it’s a croissant and bagel twisted and baked together!
- Two Door Tavern: another place you must try! They have $5 burger nights on Wednesday which are pretty fantastic!!! My choice was the Bonfire Burger with a Brooklyn Lager and glass of water to go with it! COMPLETE party in your mouth!
- 5th Avenue!!! Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! If you’re a shopaholic, this is the street you want to be on! If you aren’t a shopaholic, this street will definitely convert you to “The Dark Side”. With stores for every budget! From Forever 21 to the famous Tiffany & Co, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Rolex and many, many more! There’s also a lot of tourists attractions like Freedom Tower (9/11 Memorial), The Empire State Building, The Rockafellar Center, Central Park, etc. Lets not forget about Times Square and Broadway either!!
There’s just so much to do in New York! This blog could get pretty lengthy if I were to talk about everything I experienced. One of my favorite experiences though would have to be the subway trains. That’s definitely the way to get around in New York! “Stay in the trenches!”, is what they say. Much faster! And you may spot a safety sign or two that will make you laugh. Like my personal favorite,”Poles are for your safety, not your latest dance routine. Hold onto the pole, not our attention. The subway car is no place for showtime.” Haha! Scariest thing I experienced was definitely the Taxi Cabs! OH MY GOD, if you want to scare the bejesus out of your friends, just put them in a Manhattan taxi cab! I’ve never seen so much road rage in one place!
People also break out in random dance moves on the streets. The conversations between people walking by can also be very amusing. For instance, two chicks walk by and one is saying,”I just don’t understand why he wants to be so discreet…” So I turn to my partner in crime and say,”because she probably isn’t the only female he’s seeing!! Duh!!!!” That OF COURSE inspired a new song idea.
So anyways, that’s a little information on what I noticed while in New York! Oh, one more thing, you MUST go to The High Line in Chelsea….. Very beautiful, especially at sunset.