I went out to NY with my bestfriend Ron and his college homies from Colorado.
It was my first time in NY and it was the first time I was traveling when work wasn't involved...
The flight to the east was a rough one. I'm just now getting use to flights since I didn't start traveling until 2011.
I arrived in NY around 1AM. It was awesome seeing Time Square fully lit with LEDs... Yup, the first time being in NY and all I noticed were the displays. lulz.
We stayed at the Pennsylvania Hotel, which is about 6 blocks from Times Square.
Walking around in the city was awesome. My first bite to eat was a bagel sandwich thing that I got from Bagel Maven.
The first store we went to was B&H. I never had so much fun in a store before, they had EVERYTHING!! Best store ever FOR SURE!
My first cab ride in NY was to Interpid Sea, Air & Space Museum. We wanted to do some tourist stuff, so we figured it would be best to drop by and check out some crafts!
Afterward, we took the subway to ground zero... Man... That was tough for me. I had no idea.. It was hard for me to imagine what happened 11 years ago.
Though I didn't get the chance to meet up with my buddies out in NY, I made sure to see my good friend, Katrina. After graduating from LMU, Katrina went out on a whim and made the move to NY, then ended up landing a job at the offices of Ralph Lauren. We met up at The Smith for brunch where we chatted about our jobs, her move from LA-to-NY, and how Shake Shack may be better than In-N-Out.
One of my favorite spots that we visited was The MoMA. I was pretty impressed and could've spent the whole day there.
I had a blast in NY, it was a great first time experience.
There's a ton of stuff I didn't get a chance to do and I'm already planning to make my way back before the year is up. I really enjoy how everyone in NY is hustling and working hard to better themselves and their situation. I can DEFINITELY see myself living their...