During our trip to New York, I really felt like Sean and I got a brief preview of what it was like to actually live in New York City. We stayed in an studio apartment on the Upper East Side with Airbnb, in fact it was our first time using Airbnb and we both really liked our experience using it since it really allowed us to feel like locals. It was really great to get to experience the city like this, the true gems that make New York incredible. We only went to Time Square to walk through it to get to our dinner reservation.
We got to explore more neighborhoods this time and obviously fell in love with both Greenwich Village and Chelsea/Meat Packing District. We spent a brief amount of time in the Flat Iron district exploring. This trip was mainly exploring, we had a general idea of things we wanted to do and see but not a lot of things booked or planned out entirely. We left it open to allow us some flexibly and time to get to know the neighborhoods as we were walking through them. In fact we even went on the hunt for the best cheese plate in New York and tried three of the top rated ones, my personal favorite was from Amelie’s in Greenwich (we went for an amazing happy hour! I highly recommend if you are looking for a great happy hour) and Sean’s favorite was the cheese plate from Beechers.
One thing I wish we did more of on our trip was spend time in Central Park. We walked in it for a bit on our first day but Central Park is one of my favorite places ever, I’m convinced if I live in NY, I would make it a point to walk through it every day. Our short time spent here on our first day was not enough.
Despite the fact that I wish I spent more time in Central Park, I loved our chill laid back exploration of New York’s neighborhoods. Unfortunately during this trip I came to the realization that as much I love this city, I don’t think I could live there because of the constant crowds. I have a very low to none crowd tolerance. I can’t stand it when there’s so many people not paying attention and being slow or in the way or just not thinking… yeah maybe I shouldn’t have brought it up because I can really vent when talking about crowds HA that’s how much I hate them. So there is just no way I could deal with that every day, I would be livid, frustrated, and annoyed on an every day basis and to be honest I don’t want to feel that way. Sad but true, oh well at least I can continue this tradition of visiting it every year! I have to say that Chelsea and the Meat Packing District were my favorite neighborhoods, more of that coming your way next week, if you have been to New York I would love to know what your favorite neighborhood is and why in the comments. Have a great week everyone!