Im not about to spend a few days in NY just looking at expensive clothing. I mean, for entertainment purposes.. yeah.. I might take a glance at a pair of jeans for a couple hundred dollars, laugh at the very idea of owning a pair and then move on.
some of the best clothing deals are in Manhattan. It's not all about expensive clothes. You know how I shop - I'm telling you - there are freaking amazing inexpensive clothes there. Skip Bloomie's and stuff like that.
I want to walk around China town and eat new things.
New York's Chinatown's all right. Nothing special. Not really worth the effort I find, but I'm spoiled with what we have here.
I want to listen to the language in Little Italy ( If that is close enough???)
it's close to Chinatown. The doormen are amusing. The best Italian food isn't in Little Italy. Get the details on Yelp.
Learned yesterday the beach water is.. well.. this side of toilet water so Im truly bummed about not getting to stroll the beach either.
How many days will you have? If you take a full day, the Brighton Beach trip is worth it I think. Not for swimming - but a great cultural adventure.
Then.. I want to find the patch of nature called central park.
Always interesting. I need a day to walk around and through - and then think I still need more time for Central Park. Lots of very good, interesting, camera-worthy smaller parks strewn through the city.
I want NEW YORK style pizza.
Definitely Yelp this one. I don't "get" New York pizza, even when you eat it the "New York way".
I want photos of naked guitarists
He's not so nekkid.
dancing homeless people
too many taxis
Everywhere south of mmmm 10th. The taxi swarms going north on Lexington are entertaining.
Go to Kee's. Go early. Wander around the neighbourhood. When she opens, go in, buy 3 chocolates and a macaroon. Eat one chocolate. Savour the moment. Consider the other 2 chocolates. Savour the moment.
Do not consider buying chocolate anywhere else in Manhattan. The rest is dreck. Ignore the advertising.
(advisory: I do not like sweets or chocolates - Kee's is an entirely different sensual experience that happens to involve perfect chocolate)