As it’s my first time in NYC there are just a lot of things I need to see. I’ve had 26 years of hearing about this city and forming my own ideas of it in my head, so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
Most of those ideas are about food and very well dressed women. So far the food has not let me down. NYC has the best bagels in the whole world? Confirmed. I want to live inside this bagel, and just might figure out a way how.
And this picture is what I was expecting on every corner. I only saw a spraying fire hydrant with graffiti background and children playing once this weekend, though. I was pretty geeked when I saw it though. ‘Look! It’s New York!’
I’ve been here for 5 days, but from what I can tell, New York has big majestic parks but no other green spaces. Chicago tries to work in trees and boulevards all over, and lots of tiny parks, and a few very big parks. Grass is not big here, but there are lots of weird spots of weeds.
We visited some big buildings, too, like Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest Gothic style church in the United States.
And Grand Central Station, where I kept trying to think of all the times I saw this place get destroyed. I kept envisioning meteoroids/aliens/water coming through the windows.
PT and I are having a lovely time exploring. I still have no idea what way is north and the stupid streets come in all directions (I miss my grid, dammit!) AND the subway system is really challenging. For instance, PT lives off one train stop, which has two trains go through it, but each train has a different name. One station. Two names. It’s like they want me to fail!
I’m sitting in Second Stop Cafe right now, determined to get lots of work done, as I have barely done anything since last Friday. This city is one seriously huge distraction! But real vacation stops today and working vacation starts. No more messing around!
I need a bagel first, though.