Wednesday, April 1, 2015

5 Things I Intend to Do in NYC

Turns out I'm kind of awful at keeping up a blog.

I suppose I think that I don't have anything interesting to write about.  I haven't traveled internationally since June, but even then, I didn't bother to post.

So let's try this blogging thing again, shall we?

I'm home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  I love Williamsburg, but everybody needs to go home once in a while.

Recently, I've been struggling with the whole concept of "home."  For three years, my home was The College of William & Mary.  Now that I've graduated, I can't call it home anymore.  I don't live on campus.  I don't eat in the dining hall.  I still walk the brick pathways, but rarely.

Come May I'm moving to New York to try my luck in the Big Apple.  But I can't think of NYC as my future home, either, for my plan is so hazy.  I don't know how long I'll be there.  Six weeks?  Three months?  Six months?  Ten years?  For the rest of my life?

I'm scared, but I'm excited, too.  Here are five things I'm going to do in New York City:

1.  Eat kebabs.  Döner.  Schwarma.  Whatever you want to call them, they're delicious--and impossible to find in Williamsburg, Virginia.  I'll probably cry as I take my first bite.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL?  (Photo courtesy of my homeslice Joshua O.S.H.)
This was taken in a Williamsburg tavern four years ago.  I'm cool, guys.  Really.
2.  Go out.  You see, Williamsburg's bar scene consists of five bars.  Unless you want to hit up ye olde taverns and get drunk on mead.

3.  Find a hipster coffee shop.  Not because I think I'm a hipster (Me, a hipster?  Well, I am coming from the original Williamsburg, est. 1632.  Not this Williamsburg, Brooklyn everyone keeps talking about), but because I love the atmosphere of small cafés.  Great spots to read and write.

4.  Explore Central Park.  I've only been to Central Park once--for, like, five minutes.  Barely counts.

5.  See off-Broadway shows.  Not that I don't love Broadway, but I want to experience lesser known things.  (Wait, I sound like a hipster.  Broadway is too mainstream.  Oh no.)

What else should I do while I'm in New York?  Suggestions?