BigAppleBites: NYC Tour a la Emi

Posted on February 3, 2012


NYC Tour a la Emi

“Tour a la Emi” means lots of walking, sightseeing the NYC landmarks, and an envelope with a tentative schedule upon arrival.  If you’re going to get the most out of your 72hrs, you have to plan appropriately, and that’s what I do for you 😉

My cousin (Kristina) decided to come to NYC super last minute with her boyfriend and in a matter of 3 days, we saw all the major spots:

  • Time Square at Night-Take your picture on top of the Red Steps
  • Central Park- Visit The Reservoir & Great Lawn.  See the famous NYC skyline!
  • Walk down Museum Mile (5th Ave)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) – It’s just awesome…and one of my favorites!
  • Shanghai Cafe (Steamed Soup Dumplings)
  • Ferrarro’s Italian Cafe (Gelato, Cheesecake, and hot chocolate or )
  • NYC Pizza (Bleeker Street, John’s Pizza or Stromboli’s)
  • Rockefeller Center / Saks 5th Avenue
  • Soho – take a stroll and you might catch some famous people
  • Chinatown – buy your goodies here
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Wall Street
  • 9/11 Memorial – Everyone in NYC remembers where they were on 9/11.  Visit the memorial and see what was lost.

I always say, “The first time you visit a city get the Tourist sightseeing out of the way, and every trip after that can be about living like the local.”  If you come to NYC and don’t see Time Square, or Brooklyn Bridge, or 9/11 Memorial or down by Chinatown/Soho… you really haven’t seen NYC.  Do yourself a favor and take the tourist NYC pictures.  Think about it this way, after the first time the pressure is off and the picture is locked away in your Facebook Album.

In regards to the list above, there’s a lot more that’s not there.  I’ve lived here 5 years and still haven’t done everything!  So we agree that you can’t possibly get everything done in a matter of 3 days… but ‘a la Emi’ , we sure got quite a bit.  My biggest suggestion if you truly want to get to know NYC, spend a couple of months here… you’ll really get a feel for the bustling town. You realize that you love the Big Apple, or its clearly not for you.  Whichever, it’s still true what they say … if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.  Regardless, NYC is a one of a kind city. Call me when you get here!

Check out the pictures from Kristina’s trip: Growing|Slim Flickr Feed