Plans for New York City tomorrow!

Walking through a crowd
The village is aglow
Kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats
Under coats
Everybody here wanted something more
Searching for a sound we hadn’t heard before
And it said

Welcome to New York
It’s been waiting for you
Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York
It’s been waiting for you
Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York

It’s a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat, beat
Forevermore

Source:http://www.directlyrics.com/taylor-swift-welcome-to-new-york-lyrics.html

I’m such a planner and I’m so excited for my trip to NYC tomorrow. When I arrive tomorrow afternoon, I’ll check into my hotel in Midtown and if I still have an hour or more before closing (5:30pm), I’ll go to the MoMA. There are timed viewings for the Matisse cut-outs as late as 4:30pm.  14730a90aba170bc9ab43d200a7936af(Photo on my Pinterest, NYC things to do and the NY Times) Otherwise, I may have time to go Thursday afternoon before going to the airport in the evening.

Later Wednesday night, I made dinner reservations with my cousin, Bethany! She just moved to NYC recently, so it will be fun to walk around her new neighborhood, Greenwich Village. I’m told the chocolate cake at Gotham Bar and Grill is a must! the-gotham-cake_medium (Photo on my Pinterest, NYC things to do and found on their website) The restaurant is also highly rated by Zagat 2015!

Best American Restaurant in NYC, #1
Best Restaurant in Greenwich Village, #1
Best Bar Dining in NYC, #1
Best Place to Take your Parents, #1
Best Restaurants in NYC, #4

After my morning meetings on Thursday, I plan to walk through the Southern end of Central Park to Bar Boulud. They have an amazing prix frix menu that has pate, cavatelli and lemon curd. I cannot wait! 8f46a047b1d86019c46f2c5d2aea7c3d(Photo on my Pinterest, NYC things to do)

If I had more time, I would love to take a Strala class (ideally with Tara Stiles) or a class at Yoga to the People. I’d also love to walk around more of Lower Manhattan and visit Brooklyn, but as I’m pressed for time, I will be very happy to fit all my extra minutes in at the MoMA and parts of Central Park.

When I was last in NYC, in 2004, I had just flown back from Italy with my college friend. We stayed on the floor of her sister’s dental school dorm room,379c59404dc47b654985af16ea79fb1bwent to Bobby Flay’s resturant,18a90eb7eddc82c2f9656e5548d1aaa8saw the Phantom of the Opera (thanks to my awesome Auntie Pura)1005230e998764600b27220d38e204aaand walked from the Upper West Side to the Southern most tip of Manhattan. It was a blast, but we were exhausted especially from the time zone difference!

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This time will be much more concentrated but I plan to make this work trip fun, too!

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