★ Back from NY

I got back from New York on Sunday but I haven't had the chance to write about it until today. I had an amazing time. We only had 2 full days to see NY but I felt we accomplished a lot.

My first New York story happened on our taxi from the airport to our hotel. They have taxis that bring you to anywhere in Manhattan for a flat rate. As we were heading to the back of the line, someone asks if we wanted to split a cab to New York. $45 divided 3 ways sounded like a good deal. On our ride to our hotel, our fellow passenger started making phone calls. At first, I didn't think much of it, but I couldn't help but over hear his conversation. He was talking about picking up "stuff", if they would have "it" by tonight, and "how much" it would cost. He was throwing out numbers, I'm assuming dollar amounts, and to me, it was pretty clear he was setting up a deal. Nevertheless, he turned out to be a cool guy and even told us where to go around the city.

On our first full day, we hit up:

  • The Empire State Building
  • Ground Zero
  • SoHo
  • Little Italy
  • Chinatown
  • East Village

We also did a bunch of shopping at H&M and Zara. That night, we checked out 2 bars in East Village, Open Air and Guernica.

On our second day...

  • Apple Store SoHo
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • 5th Avenue
  • Rockefeller Center

At night, we wandered around Lower East Side, where we found a cool bar called Bob's. It was a small bar, so once a lot of people showed up, it got VERY crowded. My partner in crime ended up meeting new "friends" that night.

After one hour of sleep, we headed to the subway for our long trip to the airport. We agreed that an hour and a half subway trip is better than shelling out for a taxi. We made our flight with plenty time to spare. I plan on making a dedicated page for all my pictures, but I have posted some of my pictures on my .mac homepage in the meantime.