New York City is electric, inspiring and so incredibly special. Every time my feet land on the ground in NYC my body is overcome with this unbelievable energy. It’s truly a magical place and exploring the parks, busy streets and delicious cafes never gets old.
This trip was a whirlwind and my one focus was THEATRE. NYC is an actor’s playground and I wanted to see high quality work. I went directly from the airport to catch the Wednesday matinee performance of ‘Waitress’ and loved it. It was the complete package – I was crying and laughing the whole time. It was inspiring theatre. I also had the opportunity to see ‘1984’ while I was there and I was blown away by the technical side of the show. It was the most extravagant and in-depth technical work I have ever seen. It was mind-blowing. It was a privilege to witness that work. They took risks and made people uncomfortable. YES! I also saw ‘A Doll’s House: Part 2’ which I didn’t think was as strong of a performance as the others. However, to catch 3 broadway shows on a whirlwind trip was amazing!
I did manage to sneak in some sightseeing during the days as well. I had never been to the Brooklyn Bridge before and that was on my to-do list. Walking across that bridge is a must! The views are breath-taking. I highly recommend taking a walk across the bridge and through Brooklyn.
Yankee Stadium is another one of my favourite places in NYC. There’s nothing like live baseball. Grab a beer and a ballpark hot dog (GF ones exist!). The energy is electric in that stadium – there’s so much to see. The subways are packed heading to the Bronx on game nights so plan accordingly but go see a game. My dad used to scout for the NYY. Every time I get to take in a game there with him is a moment I’ll never forget. So special.
Central Park is also worth the walk in NYC. There’s so much to see but my favourite spot in the park is called Strawberry Fields and it’s a tribute to John Lennon. It’s a beautiful spot to remember a beautiful artist.
The city is also filled with museums. It’s impossible to get to all of them but pick one or two to check out. I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I could have spent days exploring it. If you want to see most of the exhibits you may need more than a day. We were there for an afternoon and just scratched the surface.
One of my favourite things to do in the city is simply to wander. Go and see what unique shops and restaurants you can find. There is no shortage of food in NYC (especially for those with allergies). You can find anything! We sampled delicious GF donuts at Erin Mckenna’s Bakery, unreal tacos at Taco Dumbo, falafel heaven at Maoz Falafel & Grill and finally some tasty grub at The Little Beet. Go exploring and share your favourites with us! Bon apetit!
There’s a special magic about this city. It’s a feeling. Anything is possible.