I recently returned home from a trip to New York. My good friend Grace met me there (coming from LA) and it was her FIRST time ever in NYC, so I had to share with her what I love about the city that never sleeps!
Our first day there, we were tired from our flights, but hit the streets immediately! After checking in at our hotel (Hudson Hotel), we met another good friend of mine, the ‘Sneaker Sensei’ for lunch at Pio Pio.. (it was Cinco de Mayo, that’s the closest we could find to Mexican in the area)…lol Then, we walked by the Empire State building and made the first of several trips to H&M. I also ran into my buddy Mike Hill from ESPN, caught up with him for a second, before we went back to our hotel, grabbed some Pinkberry and got ready to see the newest Cirque du Soleil show, Banana Shpeel at the Beacon Theatre. Well, the theatre was beautiful, but the show not so much, although we did enjoy the girl who could twirl things on her 4 limbs while standing on her head and the Russian male “pole dancer.” So, we cut that show short and met up with another friend, CJ of Deep Foundation.
He took us to Times Square, we ate at Junior’s and of course had the cheesecake!
Remember this is Grace’s first time to NYC, so she was in awe of pretty much everything she saw from the tall buildings to the lights, all the people, etc… BUT her favorite was having a heart attack every time we got into a taxi…thinking we were gonna crash!!
That evening after a quick change we headed over to Harlem Lanes for the Celebrity Strikeout event.
We briefly stopped by an after party, but NYC was kicking our butts and the shoes were expired….
Friday, Grace and I went downtown to check out the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park, we also went by Ground Zero and Wall St….but the highlight was going to see the one and only Anjelah Johnson who just happened to be headlining at Comix.
The next day we met up with Anjelah for some brunch and LOVED the corn “elote”…hehe
I think a common bond I have with most of my friends is that we all LOVE TO EAT! Here we are chowing down again at Philippe’s…me, Cipha, Anjelah, Veronica and Mitchell.
All in all, a very nice trip…although it did get extended by a couple days since my flight ended up getting canceled! ha