Monday, August 4, 2008

New York - part 2

I returned from my trip to New York City about a week ago. It was an educational experience. I learned the following in my 2+ days there:

1) The hot dog vendors in NYC sell Sabrett hot dogs - so do the Raleigh vendors
2) Don't talk to Chinese ladies selling things on the sidewalk. Just one word will do it. It's like feeding sea gulls at the beach.
3) Cars in New York have the turn signal replaced with an additional horn
4) People in New York are running from some kind of fire
5) Wall Street is tiny!
6) I have no desire to live in a big city. Country road, take me home.
7) Junior's is THE place to get New York cheesecake (found out after the fact).

Of the goals I had listed for my trip to New York, I managed to succeed at most
of them.
  • Statue of Liberty - check
  • Buy a hot dog from a street vendor - check
  • See a show - negative (the line was too long and the shows I wanted to see are coming to Raleigh anyway. no worries)
  • See the big fountain in Central Park - check
  • Not get anything stolen - check
  • Make out on the top of the Empire State Building - negative (Mainly because we didn't even go to the top of the Empire State Building, just Rockefeller. Not to mention my make-outer of choice was not on my trip with me. No offense Lacey.)
  • Visit Ground Zero - check (cool experience)
  • Take some kick-a pictures - I think so.... Growing up I always said I'd take a B&W photography trip to a major city like NYC. Thanks to digital cameras, I managed to get a few that look pretty good in B&W.
Overall it was a fun trip and I was glad that I went. New York is a very cool place to see. I enjoyed the historical feel about it. I also noticed that there seemed to be an American flag on almost every building in Manhattan. It's a very American city, even though I heard English spoken around me only about half the time. It feels American because of its diversity.

I hope to be able to go back again, especially since now that I've already been once I feel like the planning and execution will be different. I've gotten the standard tourist stuff out of the way so now I can focus on more important things like the M&M World in Time Square.


  1. I totally went to M&M World in Time Square...the Hershey Store too!

  2. I am going to NYC in September to visit my brother. I will take your tips into consideration! I think I am going to go see Wicked. I can't wait to see pictures.


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