Okay, after months of banal waffling I’m finally here. Hello New York City!
The flight was ace, they just kept plying me with food and drink and there were loads of films and games gratis. Benjamin Button – good, Ritcheous Kill – chuffin’ dreadful.
Had a quick mooch around Time Square last night and to be honest it didn’t do all that much for me, it’s just like a much larger version of Leicester Square in London. Slightly cheap in a way. Though the sheer scale of it all is impressive. The highlight was a busker walking up and down the metro on the way back singing Sam Cooke tunes.
This morning, after I stopped downloading podcasts, blogging and testing the new 1st party Skype app on the iPhone, I remembered I’m in New York and decided to go do something.
I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge which was good and then I trundled over to ground zero where the World Trade Centre used to be, it’s a hub of regeneration and building activity now but there are memorials everywhere as you’d expect.
After that I’ve just been idly wandering around downtown having a beer here and there, including four in a bar in Grenwich Village (as it was two for one happy hour), which seems pretty cool, the architecture has a Dutch feel to it.
Next up was loads more walking (probably a lot more than neccessary due to a bit of a tipsy state and failing navigational skills) to Little Italy for some pasta and meatballs.
The pic below is of street art in the Brooklyn neighbourhood where my hostel is.