In May and June I spent some time in New York City, stopping through on my way to Europe. I had hoped to really explore the city, having only visited there once very briefly as a teenager, but unfortunately my wishes were crushed on both ends of my trip.
I arrived in New York early on a Tuesday afternoon. My plan was to take a cab into the city, drop my bags, and set out for a walking tour of Southern Manhattan. I made it a few blocks before realizing that my feet had swollen on the flight, so much so that my shoes were rubbing painfully on the backs of my heels. On the way back to my host’s apartment it became evident that what I really needed was to eat, sleep, & drink a few gallons of water to get rid of the migraine that was setting in.
The next day my flight for Berlin didn’t leave until 10:00pm so I decided to see what I could see. I stopped in at the local Rite Aide to pick up some bandaids and moleskin for my poor feet and set out for the High Line, a unique park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above Manhattan’s West Side. After walking along the High Line for a while I found some tasty nopales (cactus) tacos at Los Tacos NO. 1 in the Chelsea Market. Reportedly the best tacos in NYC and I won’t dispute it, so good! (I scarfed them down before taking pictures… Sorry.)
I spent the rest of the day walking around Chelsea, riding the subway, and repacking my things for my flight to Berlin. I had hoped to have even more to share with you but upon returning to NYC in June for the bulk of my visit, I came down with a horrible sinus cold which left me blowing into tissues and watching Netflix from my cousin-in-law’s couch for a full week. I did manage to meet my little cousin (who’s more like a niece and cute as can be!) for the first time, see a small play called Men in Boats, visit the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art with two old friends from my Film Show days, and grab a bagel from Russ & Daughters before flying home so it wasn’t a complete waste.
Still, I can’t wait to visit again. Next time with Andrew in tow and a solid plan of attack. I’m already working on my list…
Have you spent much time in New York City? If so I’d love to hear your recommendations for my next trip!