My First Memories Of New York

It was 2013 and I was going to take a cruise to Bermuda. So, we decided to take a side trip to New York City to visit a friend. Unfortunately, I was not in possession of a decent Smartphone back then…..

The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States.

NBC Studios

We got tickets to see The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon! It was a live studio recording. Even though it was a late night show, we actually filmed in the afternoon.

Late that night, we were eating at a local Japanese restaurant. At the corner of my eye, we noticed that someone looked like Jimmy Fallon!

Surprise! It was Jimmy Fallon!

Star stuck, since it was a tiny restaurant, I waved to him and showed him my Late Night Show wristband. After we finished our main meal, desserts arrived courtesy of Jimmy Fallon! He even took photos with us in front of the restaurant. What a star!

The Brooklyn Bridge was packed with tourists as usual. If you want one of those photos with only you on it, you must go extremely early.

Before we boarded the ferry to go around the Statue Of Liberty, we picked up some pizza for lunch. Unfortunately, any photo I took with my old iPod touch didn’t get downloaded….

9/11 Memorial

It had been years after the tragic incident. The memorial still was not completely finished yet. As I stood by and read names of the victims who lost their lives, I relived back to the emotional times that I faced each day on the news. I completely broke down when I saw the name of a mother and her unborn child. I was bawling so hard that a group of on duty police officers came over and huddled around me.

Till this day, I still get emotional just thinking about it…..

Time Square

Later that night, I walked around the busy Time Square. So many advertisements lit up the night sky…

Walking around Central Park

FAO Schwarz

This was a huge toy store!! (This Fifth Avenue location was closed in 2015….)

FAO Schwarz is the oldest toy store in the United States, first opening its doors in 1862 in Baltimore before moving to New York City, where it has moved between several locations since 1870. The dance-on piano, made famous by the 1988 Tom Hanks film Big, brought national attention to the brand.“—Wikipedia

Well, that’s some of my snapshots from my first trip to New York!

Have you been there yet?

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35 thoughts on “My First Memories Of New York

  1. You met Jimmy Fallon?! Amazing! Love NewYork. If you ever go back, I recommend you go to The Top of the Rock (great views of the city) & Sugar Factory in Meat District. They have such great desserts & these drinks that have dry ice in them. Look up a video when you have a chance, it’s really cool!

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  2. You probably saw more than I do living here! The memorial and 9/11 museum is so upsetting and emotional – I went a couple of years ago and have to take my hubs back. xo

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      1. It’s all good! It isn’t as bad as the news makes it out to be. It is desolate because people are still working from home and the restaurants aren’t opened inside, but that should change any moment. It will be sad to see the end result of all this. xo

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  3. Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I drive a taxi around NYC and never have I stepped foot into any of these places. I know about them, but I’ve never really had the time to check them out. Will due sometime in the future!

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