Going To New York!

International | April 20, 2012

I’m a grown man of almost 32-years-old, and I’ve never been to New York City.

How tragic is that?

I’m sorry for leaving you all empty-handed on a Friday morning when you desperately need a blog to distract you from the eight hours that stand between you and the weekend.

But I’ve never been to New York City, and having not taken a weekend off since we turned the page on 2012, I figured it was about time.

I’ve been to New York state many times, and the Newark, New Jersey airport, but never New York City itself.

We’re heading out on Thursday and coming home on Sunday.

The only thing we have planned is the New York Yankees game on Thursday night, and the rest is going to be spontaneous!

Originally, we figured we would plan out every single minute of our days in the city.

But the more we talked to people, and the more people started their sentences with, “You gotta…,” we decided to just play it by ear.

Everybody says, “You gotta go to this museum,” or “You gotta eat at this restaurant.”

Everybody has been to New York City.

A colleague of mine is 30-years-old and has been to New York City fifty times since she was five-years-old.

And everybody tells you where to go, what to do, and how to do it!

At first, I wanted all the help I could get!

“You gotta go to Central Park.”

Okay, that sounds like a great idea.

“You gotta take a carriage ride through the park.”

That’s good advice too!

But once I told the next person, “I think we’re going to take a carriage ride through Central Park,” I was told “Nuh, nuh, no – you gotta rent bicycles and ride around Central Park!”

The next person told me “You gotta jog through Central Park, whether you’re a runner or not!”  Oh that would be great; I haven’t jogged in five years, so I’d be sore for the next three days of my trip!

But when somebody else told me, “You gotta take a tour of Central Park from an overhead airplane,” I decided to stop asking people for help! 🙂

I’d love to know where to get cheap shoes, jeans, and suits, however!

I’ll have my Blackberry on me, so if you have some ideas for my darling fiancée and I, please email me at davidfleming@bosleyrealestate.com.

Above sarcasm notwithstanding, I’d love to hear where to eat, where to drink, where to shop, and where can I get the greasiest slice of pizza!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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  1. TS83

    at 10:37 am

    If you are thinking about an airplane, an “overhead” one sounds like the safe way to go…

  2. David Poon

    at 2:13 pm

    I always love having my Japanese fix when in NYC. Great ramen and izakayas haunts in almost every major neighbourhood, and there’s Muji and Uniqlo in Soho.

    I like the MoMA but it can get crowded on the wrong weekends and you’ll start feeling like cattle.

  3. David Poon

    at 2:15 pm

    As for cheap shopping, Century 21’s overrated imo. I’d stick to only getting some basics at Uniqlo or a few fun accessories on 5th.

  4. Phil

    at 1:33 pm

    Basically there are two kinds of cities in North America, New York City and the others.

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