There’s no denying that I absolutely love New York. I love the hustle and bustle of Time Square, I love wandering around Soho, I love how peaceful Central Park is compared to the rest of the city and I love the shopping. I don’t think it’s going to matter how many times I go back there is always going to be more to do, but this just means another excuse to head back.
I’ve already decided that I want to head to New York again next Summer (July more than likely) to attend Warped Tour which is something I’ve wanted to do for ages, it’s even on bucket list! Because I know i’m going to be heading back I thought i’d start compiling some of things i’d love to do when I return.
This year was the first time I’ve properly seen Ground Zero as previous years there was so much building work going on and scaffolding going up that I couldn’t see much. The area where the towers were is hard to describe; its eerie but it full of peace and compassion, and the new tower (although there are more on the way) is lovely. You can go up the tower and see the views of the city from up there and next year I want to brave the queues and head up.
When I was recently in New York I went to see Jersey Boys because it’s a musical both myself and my Nan love. But on the way towards the theater I saw an advert about a new play opening in November: School of Rock. Now I absolutely love the film and was so excited to see that somewhere had taken a chance and turned it into a show. Providing it’s still out (which it should be) i’m definitely going to go and see that next summer.
I am pretty gutted with myself that after three visits to the city I’ve never been to a sports match. Ideally i’d love to go to an American Football game but I believe July it out of season but i’d be happy with NFL, Baseball or even Ice Hockey. Before I go out next summer i’ll need to see what sport is in season and make sure I grab a ticket. I think the atmosphere at a New York home game will be amazing!
Of course the main reason I will be heading back to the States will be for the summers annual Warped Tour so this is a massive thing i’ll be able to tick off my bucket list. I quite like the idea of bands changing times and stages each day so you never know what you might see, and I love the idea of being at a festival in another country to see how their experiences match our own. Warped is such an institution within the rock world that I know it’s going to be special.
Now there’s no hiding the fact that I am a bit of a shopaholic, if there are shops anywhere I will hunt them out and find something worthy of spending money on. I was recently told by a friend about the Woodbury Common outlet park where you can pick up designer and named brands even cheaper than standard US prices which are already decent compared to the UK equivalent. I know i’m going to need to save a good chunk of spending money so I better start now eh!
I don’t hate art but I would never really say that I am a huge art fan, but most people I have spoken to about New York have said that the Museum of Modern Art is worth a visit. Because I’ve done a lot of the other things New York has to offer (Statue of Liberty, Rockafella Centre (which is better than the Empire State Building), Central Park etc) I think it’s time I did something a little cultured.