I have no idea where to start with my first trip to New York at the age of 35. Suffice to say I have had the most incredible 6 days of my life. In terms of what I did I’m going to let the pictures speak mostly, as usual here. However, I have learned some crucial things…
4 nights at 4 successive shows on Broadway (Phantom Avenue Q, Chicago and All My Sons with John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Katie Holmes) can give a boy a taste for the theatre.
Speaking of that, rootbeer tastes like TCP.
The Empire Diner in Chelsea gave me the greatest breakfast I’ve ever had (poached eggs, english muffin, bacon, sausage, “Chelsea fries” and coffee) all for less than a tenner.
It is heaven for an architecture junkie like me. Within one island you have the Chrysler, Woolworth, Empire State, GE, Seagram, Paramount, Hearst, UN and Flatiron buildings just to start with.
Victoria’s Secret isn’t a secret to me anymore.
According to the newspapers, President Obama has just appointed his ambassador to Mars.
The world’s biggest sheet music store is just off Times Square and you can easily lose an hour there perusing posters, trinkets and the like.
Finding exactly the book I’d been looking for in the sale section of a store in Greenwich Village in the snow was one of the coolest things ever.
Top Of The Rock in sub-zero temperatures at 11pm is the most incredible experience.
HDTV and a huge screen in your room shows all the lines on Jay and Conan’s faces. TV stars here beware…
You walk into MOMA and next thing you know it’s 6 hours later and you wonder where the day’s gone (but that’s for another post).
The only free things in the city are the Staten Island Ferry and the print version of The Onion but everything else is pretty decently priced if you know where to go.
Out of the over 300 photos I took, I thought you might like a few…