It was quite funny for a day to skip all the touristic attractions and live a day in the life of a New Yorker.
I mean, I had what I’ve always IMAGINED to be a typical day for a local, but probably the New York of Sex and the City and Friends, isn’t much to do with the city as it is, right? Anyway, here’s what I did (and you can try)!
Morning coffee in Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)
This is one of the most eclectic and dynamic “parks” in the city. Everyone from kids, street performers, chess enthusiasts, piano players gather here to enjoy the views of its famous arch and fountain. The perfect place to take a stroll through with a morning coffee on the weekend. I strolled around, visited a few café’s, and took some photographs along the way. People were amazing and so nice!
A lovely afternoon in Central Park
Take a walk, a boat ride or just enjoy a picnic in Central Park and discover for yourself why Central Park is so popular.
My favorite spot is a stretch of the park situated just across the street from John and Yoko’s residence at the Dakota. Renamed Strawberry Fields in ’81 after Lennon’s murder in front of that building, this area features the famous Imagine mosaic.
You should also take a romantic paddle around the lake!
Art exposure in the evening
Between the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the city’s top museums offer a host of captivating art exhibits. Whether you are interested in architecture or sculpture, painting or drawing, fashion or history, these summer exhibitions will have something for you.
I felt in love with a James Turrell’s exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Featuring Turrell’s “groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space”, the exhibit explored how, as the artist once said, “seeing is a very sensuous act.”
Rooftop party at night
Having a few cocktails with friends is fun, but when the scenery is spectacular, it is priceless. A breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline, trendy settings and luscious libations are only some of the perks you’ll find while you’re on top of the world.
I went to 230 Fifth, a gorgeous rooftop garden located on 5th Avenue and 27th Street. This massive 22,000 square foot rooftop garden has its own enclosed penthouse lounge and an amazing view of the Empire State Building from several different angles. This classy bar is strictly 21+, so be sure to bring an ID. Admission is free, but if you want to try one of the delicious cocktails do keep in mind that the prices can be steep!
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