Exploring My New York: Art, Architecture And Appetizers

New York is not just a place; it’s an experience, and a unique one at that. In fact, the New York experience is unique to everyone here, tourist or resident. My New York is an upscale city full of personality, color, and beautiful architecture. Here are some of the activities I like to do to remind myself of the wonder of New York City.

Visit a Gallery

People come to New York to make their dreams come true. They want to be dancers, artists, musicians. They want a bustling business life. Everyone wants something slightly different, and New York has the ability to make and break all of those dreams. I like to see other people fulfilling their dreams. So I visit galleries with up-and-coming artists. Sometimes the art is wonderful. Sometimes it’s not my style. Sometimes I don’t think it can be called art. But I always come away with an understanding of another person in the giant city I call home.

Attend an Open House

New York architecture is infamous for a good reason. Even the apartment buildings in some areas are uniquely designed and awe-inspiring. Even though I’m not actively looking for a home, I like to attend open houses of luxury properties. They’re free, they give me ideas for décor, and they’re a great opportunity for low-key socializing. I get an inside look at some great architectural designs, and real estate agents often know quirky facts about buildings and neighborhoods. It’s a great way to get to know hidden details of the city I love.

Try New Food

If New York isn’t the birthplace of invention, I don’t know where it is. From the Cronut® to Waldorf salads to New York Cheescake, a lot of good food has come out of this city. At the heart of innovation are those learning the trade, so I like to eat at L’ecole to experience an upscale meal at the hands of the International Culinary Arts School Students. The students are graded on their food, presentation, and service, so you’re likely to get the meal done perfectly by the book. This is high-class food at mid-range prices, which is always a win in my book. It makes it affordable to try new daunting dishes, without the risk of spending a lot on something you dislike.

Food, art, architecture- there are a lot of other beautiful aspects to this city, but these are my favorite NYC activities.

Where do you like to go to experience the heart of your New York? Share in the comments, or Tweet your answers to @TobyLancaster32.


By: Toby Lancaster

This post is part of Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox.


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