Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of!
Ok now! Cue Jay-Z and Alicia Keys!
I really do love New York. But chile, not enough to live there. I can handle New York in small doses. Babyyyyyyy that traffic, the CABS and those large crowds kick my anxiety all the way up.
Here are some fun facts about the Concrete Jungle:
- They say it’s the Jewel of the east coast of the US where the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean meet.
- Chile, it’s packed there. The city is home to over 200 nationalities that live in five boroughs - the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island and the heart of the city, Manhattan.
- Some of the most famous world’s museums like Met, Guggenheim, and the MoMA are located there. The iconic Empire State Building, Crysler Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge make the skyline memorable. You should certainly take a short boat ride to Liberty Island to enjoy a close look at the Statue of Liberty and find some peace and quiet in Central Park.
- NY is the city of arts, vibrant nightlife, and diverse cuisines with the bustling atmosphere of Times Square as its center.
- You can get around the city easily. Use the NY subway (it operates 24 hours a day), a bus, ferry, train, or iconic yellow taxi. MetroCard offers lots of convenient fares.
- Summers in NY can be hot but don’t worry about water, there are plenty of drinking fountains all over the city. Now…I don’t know about what the fountains are giving now that COVID has wrecked her havoc upon us.
One of my favorite things to do in NY is attend a Broadway show! I’ve gone countless times since I’m only a 3 ½ hour drive away. One of my fondest memories is going to the Apollo on Wednesday nights! One night I met Spike Lee. I ended up booking my first acting gig on Jungle Fever with Halle Berry! That same night, I met Mike Tyson and…. LOL
My point is, you never know who you’ll meet in the Big Apple.
Anyway…here are a couple of my favorite photos in the Big Apple!
You can't miss an Instagrammable photo op on the Brooklyn Bridge or Hudson Yards! And, I was able to scratch The U.S. Open and The Wendy Williams show off my bucket list. Seeing Serena Williams play in person was a dream come true!