|Rockefeller Center plant sculpture|
Two summers ago I made a new friend, and thanks to her generosity I got to visit and explore the most wonderful city in the world; New York City. I haven't been to too many cities, but I seen them through the magic of television. So, I can tell and I always will, NYC is the dream city of every artist and super heroes, that it's why when I lived in Cuba, I used to tell my friends: “when I grow up, I want to be a superhero, they all lived there”.
Now, the city is a expensive place to live. Food was cheap, but accommodations are expensive. Transportation is a charm. I don't even need to have a car there, the metro would take me every where and the yellow cab is a luxurious alternative that works good for special occasions.
|Food cart in Manhattan|
Things I always wanted to do in NYC:
In every movie I watched filmed in the City, Central Park was always a mandatory scene. I had plainly of snap shots of it to dream about; all the things I could do there; like roller blade, ride my bike, picnic, go to a concert, people watch, look at the sail boats in the pond, eat hot dogs and wonder around, play music. I didn't get to do all that, so I have to go back. From what I gathered, the park is the back yard of Manhattan. It is the place to get outdoors in a crowded super developed city. New Yorkers need the green lawns, the trees, the ponds and lakes. Once you are in the park, it doesn't matter how hard life is, everything is alright, nature is there.
Go to a Broadway play. Our friend had 2 tickets for Bullets over Broadway, by Woody Allen on the first night. We went to get 2 more, and out of nowhere this lady gives us her leftover coupons for a nice discount. My first musical was breath taking and I got to see it from the second row, which was extra special. I could hear their voices clearly, the sweat running down their face and their spit as they projected their voices. I fell in love with performing arts once again. It reminded me why I always wanted to be there. We also went to see Kinky boots and I loved it so much I waited for the actors to come out and got pictures taken with them and the program autographed.
|Kinky Boots Scenography|
|Kinky Boots Star|
|Buying papayas at a fruit stand|
|Chinese Spice Store|
|Colombus Park in Chinatown|
We did so much in NYC it will be hard to describe it, but I will add a list so if you happen to go there you will experience some of the many things there are to do there, specially non touristy.
Best Cookie Shop in the Country (This is kind of Touristy, but hidden)
Chelsea Market (European Style Market) This link too for more info
The High Line Park
|Nathan's Hot Dog|