Life In The Fast Lane

So I was just spending some time catching up on my blog list reading.. and while catching up on BermudaOnion, I stumbled upon the NY reading challenge, hosted by Fizzy Thoughts.  I figured there is no way that I can't join this challenge!  I only live a few hours from the City, and go there for lots of fun adventures on the weekends.  I love love love the City... and Joe lived there for 4 years when he was in his early 20s... and we have friends who live there.. and a million other reasons we spend time downstate.  So, since I am from 'upstate' and I do love 'downstate', I am joining this challenge.

Running from 2.1.10 to 5.15.10, the challenge is to read 1 book set in NYC and review it.  Also, to participate in the fun mini-challenges.

So, to kick off my joining up in the New York Challenge:
February Mini Challenge: write a list of 10 things about New York... places to go, places not to go, books, reasturants, wishes etc.

Jenna's Top Ten City Experiences {over the years}:
10. Seeing the tree for the first time {2001}
9. MoMa for an art retreat {2003}
8. buying my lamb hat @ a flea market {2010}
7. seeing Vampire Weekend @ Union Theater {2010}
6. The Carter Hotel experience{2007/2008}
5. photographing "Imagine" in Central Park {2009}
4. photographing The Met & street performers {2008}
3. getting caught in the rain while waiting for the 7 train, with Joe {2010}
2. seeing Moe. @ Radio City Music Hall on New Years Eve {2007/2008}
1. spending the day with Joe, visiting his old stomping grounds {2010}

Mostly cheesy stuff right?... but because I live relatively close to the City and can go whenever I want to, the best experiences have amazing memories attached to them.  We always do lots of random things, and don't really ever do 'touristy' stuff- hence why I didn't see the tree until I was in high school.  Mostly walk around, get to where we're going, drink a lot of coffee (woohoo for Starbucks on every corner!), and just meet up with people.

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  1. Sometimes just wandering around is the best way to see a city.

    Thanks for participating!

  2. Oohhh...I want to come to New York! I have never been. How fun to live close to the city. I'm almost finished with The Doctor's Wife! It's a good one. Thanks for the recommendation Jenna! Happy Friday!