Monthly Archives: March 2011
I steer clear from Times Square as much as I can. However there are days or nights when I walk the 1 block to this location and am in AWE that this is where I live. Then a group of tourists runs my foot over with a suburban stroller and I have to wait for 3000 people to snap pictures before I can get down the street.
If I could eat one food for the rest of my life and never gain a pound it would be nachos. Any form of chips and cheese works for me. NYC has HORRIBLE mexican food- but with so many bars there has to be good nachos right?
I found them in December- Professor Thom’s… a Michigan Bar…They are 9 bucks and they serve them on a PIZZA TRAY!
Honorable Mentions go to the following:
* Marriott Marquis- 17 bucks- 8th floor Time Square Bar
*Social- Hells Kitchen- amazing Chicken… great drinks- watch a Squash Game.
* Rattle N’ Hum; Midtown AND a University of Washington Bar. Great Cheese
*Tortilla Flats: West Village- bad nachos but AMAZING chips and Salsa.
*Duane Read-4 dollar bag of Dorritos, 6 dollar bag of shredded cheese, 5 dollar salsa… you helped me many a night old friend.
The homesickness started I think as soon as I moved in and the visitors stopped. I had 2 weeks by myself before I headed back to Seattle for a three week trip. I began to question my decision. So I turned to an old friend- the Marriott Marquis. Home of many a famous boondoggle (code name for a fake recruiting trip) and amazing 17 dollar drinks and nachoes in their 8th floor times square bar.
One night, a Sunday I believe, I was working on my laptop talking to Keffie and this Russian guy FREAKED out! Long story short he tried to have me kicked out for talking to loud in a bar. I stood my ground and it felt like the scene of a wonderful movie when I heard someone say “Hey who called the cops”!! Free dinner and drinks for me the rest of the night!! VICTORIOUS!!
I have been to numerous famous places in NYC– I was lucky enough to visit as a teenager and can recall CRYING inside the statue of liberty at age 14 (Yeah thats how I roll). Top of the Rock, the ferries, you name it. But there is something so amazing about the top of the empire state building.
Go at night. Go at 1:00 am in the morning. They let you stay up there for a long time (its cold and windy) but the view- something I will always remember.
I hate the yankees. I hate their players. I hate their fans. I hate the ticket prices that are jacked up on stubhub. But you HAVE to go to a game in the new Yankee Stadium– its amazing! And pricey… Did I mention pricey?
One of the things that I remember about that night was riding the subway home. These drunk guys asked me where I was from – because they could “sense” i wasn’t from around these parts. Perhaps it was the subway map i was holding.. perhaps it was the blond hair and tan I had. Or the look of fear when the token guy comes thru with a Dunkin Donuts cup saying “Attention this will only take a minute of your time”…. Still 9 months later people say the exact same thing.. perhaps west coast is a scent I will never be able to wash off? Its probably because I smile alot (but no more subway maps!!!) WOOO HOOO!!
Nothing says Sex in the City more than a trip to Coney Island. Amazing place- first went their with my parents. We took the subway in search of water… any type of water. We found it.. but I dont think I would ever set FOOT in it.
People not wearing bathing suits yet fully clothed swimming… err.. wading in the grossest water Ive ever seen. Highlights included riding the Cylone- such a rickity coaster, eating Nathan’s Hot Dogs – hey you have to, and watching people shoot the freak.. which is a boardwalk game that is literally as it sounds… Thanks Brooklyn!!!
I am a total hype person. Anything thats reviewed, or supposed to be amazing I want to see. I secretly tell my friends I am against things like that – but its sort of like telling everyone you voted for Obama when really you voted for McCain… shhh..
Top of the hype chain in NYC is Grimaldi’s Pizza- just under the Brooklyn Bridge. Nothing like waiting 2 hours in line in the middle of the day on a Tuesday to squash yourself next to people you dont know to pay cash for pizza.
Totes worth it.