I like exploring new destinations but there’s something I love much more: visiting the same old places. New York is one of my favorite places and any chance to go back is cherished! My trip in October was just the right mix of old and new experiences. In my quest to lighten my packing further, I made the idiotic mistake of packing only my boots with heels for this trip. I live in the city in Chicago so I can walk for hours at a time in these boots but the weekend’s walking was too much even for me. Aside from the damaged feet I think this trip was perfect in every way!
One of the first things I always want to do in NYC is go to Central park. This time, my friend D was with us and it was around 2-3 hours of walking and catching up. Instead of entering the park at the south end like we typically do, we started off at the north end. I’m glad PK made that call because none of us had seen this side of Central park before. D is one of my best friends and any chance to meet him is wonderful but the setting of this meeting was so special.
The High Line
Another green space I loved on this trip was the High line in the Chelsea neighborhood. This elevated park was built over a railroad line that was no longer used and it’s such an innovative example of urban design. The entire stretch of the High line is full of plants, seating areas and view points to check out the city and street art. After checking out the High line we walked around new neighborhoods that we hadn’t really explored in the past like Greenwich village and SoHo. We were hoping to eat a cronut at the Dominique Ansel bakery but they were all out by the time we got there. 🙁
On our last day we took a subway to Brooklyn and took a long walk on Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan. I was pretty much hobbling through the entire walk but the pleasant weather made it a lot better.
Hand to God
We never miss a chance to check out a show on Broadway and this time we were really hoping to check out Hamilton but since the tickets were frightfully expensive we watched a play called Hand to God. I am SO glad we checked this little gem out because it’s no longer playing in the U.S and is set to open on London’s West End. The play was dark, outrageously funny, irreverent and had some of the best acting I’ve ever seen!
There was so much more we packed into this short trip to New York that I haven’t even gotten to – Meeting my friend M over a delightful brunch, walking around Chelsea market, meeting PK’s brother and sister in law at the fabulous Tao Lounge and an unexpected Halloween bar crawl with D and his friends. Never a dull day in NYC. 🙂