The first few days were full to the brim with a 'touristy' itinerary, including: The Statue of Liberty, Central Park, The Plaza Hotel (my obsession with Home Alone 2 was complete!), Bethesda's Fountain (a recent obsession stemming from 'Angels in America'....a brilliant play) and so on....
As much as I loved having my parents with me during the first 2 weeks, I adjusted much better after they left because I was able to work around my own 'day' rather than theirs. Although my financial freedom was cut(!) my freedom to escape to the West Village or the Lower East Side to see, smell, taste and touch grew more and more.
New York has a kind of diversity that no other city I have visited can rival. It is truly a mesh of old vs. new; China meets Italy; Business meets pleasure. Within 20 minutes I can be stood within the construction craze of Ground Zero to the leafy luxury of Central Park. Of course this exists in all major cities and hubs- but New York has that something extra that allows each district to be unique in its own right.
With time I want to share the various events and places I come across....and most times I find the best things from a simple stroll.
|In All Her Glory: Statue of Liberty|