In an effort to celebrate our 1st anniversary, John booked our trip to the city where it started it all: New York City. It was last year during February where he booked our "spontaneous" trip to NYC, since I have never been, and was my own personal tour guide. Although there was a snow storm going on during that time, which by the way...we almost got delayed on our way back to LA, it didn't stop us from walking the Brooklyn Bridge and walking around the city.
This is our third time in the Big Apple and every time we go, we always see different things. During this trip, we went to the MoMa, St. James theater to see American Idiot, ate at the Spotted Pig and Ray's Pizza, and lastly we attempted to re-create the movie poster for Manhattan.
During our first night in NYC, we walked throughout Chelsea and Greenwhich Village. John searched for restaurants to eat and came across a local place called "The Spotted Pig
," which is a gastro pub. The atmosphere was very hip, but the wait time was insane. 65 minute wait! On a Thursday night! The only entree in the menu that I found appealing was their Chargrilled Burger with Roquefort Cheese & Shoestrings and their Bar Snacks.
Our second day was spent going to the MoMA, which was free admission, made line to buy American Idiot tickets, and walked all around Times Square. While at the MoMA, we browsed through original artwork by Warhol, Picasso, Van Gogh, Mondrian, and Dali. I was amused to see all this art that is talked about in books and is referenced constantly.
The American Idiot show in St. James Theater was AMAZING! Although it was my first show, I thought it was astonishing. The story behind the album, the singing, the performances, and most especially Billy Joe Armstrong being the guest. If I lived in New York, I would go to a show every last Friday of every month. I'd like watch Mary Poppins next time we go.
Because we woke-up late, our last day was spent going to the Queensboro Bridge to re-ennact the movie poster for Manhattan. Turns out that we went to the wrong place (we were facing the wrong way), but i thought it still looked pretty good. We asked a gentleman to snap the pic because we didn't bring a tripod. Didn't turn out to be perfect, but it worked.
"Mary Wilke: Isn't it beautiful out?
Isaac Davis: Yeah, it's really so pretty when the light starts to come up.
Mary Wilke: I know. I love it.
Isaac Davis: Boy, this is really a great city. I don't care what anybody says. It's really a knockout, you know."
After a few attempts, we then decided it was time to leave =( .