Quite a few weeks back I promised my home girl, Elsie, an ode to NY.
I didn’t want to be a tease, so I waited until an appropriate time to dangle NY’s goodness in front of her face!
I’m a great friend, I know! Lol
Being the simple minded, sheltered person that I am, Blogger has continuously blown my mind!
For some reason I thought all of the US was like where I was born and raised.
It took Pat Hatt to teach me that my idea of the “country” is a NY thing.
It took Betsy to teach me that Black & White cookies are a NY specialty.
It took Elsie to teach me that egg and cheese specials are for NYers.
…you would think I never traveled, huh?
On top of all that, I have received several e-mails requesting some tips of what to do in NY.
Maybe I should have been an event planner because helping out those people was so fun!!
Jax’s Top Ten Favorite Things About NY
I eat pizza at least once a week. My thighs might hate that, but it’s my favorite thing in the entire world!!
I know that pizza is totally cliché, but that’s why I listed it as #10.
9. Fire Island
We have access to beautiful beaches filled with all sorts of different people.
Fire Island is one of the best places to get the real NY beach type of feel. FI is famous for its day & night life.
For those sensitive about certain “relations”, make sure that you rock the right side of the island. Just sayin…
NY has some of the best shopping in the entire world.
Dress all edgy and prance around the city. Dress all fancy and prance around the Hamptons.
Oh, how I love walking around the city or the Hamptons pretending I’m on RHONY!!
Montauk is gorgeous and a whole lot of fun!!
You can shop, eat, lay out, walk around, and even tour the Montauk Light House.
Besides, we should all “drive to the end”… No, I don’t have one of the bumper stickers…
Diners are one of my favorite places to go.
The food is good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere is welcoming and one of a kind.
What’s better than a chocolate malted and French toast at 3am after a club run? Nothing, that’s what!
NY is filled with so many different people all grouped together by culture.
When you come to NY, you get to experience a little bit of every ethnicity that you can think of.
You can rock China town, visit Little Italy, or indulge in the Greekness of Astoria! The cultures are endless.
4. Christmas Time
There’s something magical about going to Macy’s on 34th st, seeing The Rockettes perform, and then passing by Rockefeller Center. The window and light displays throughout the city are also real mesmerizing!!
I would never, ever go anywhere during this time of year! I think of the holidays and I think NY.
3. Nails & Hair Salons
No one does hair and nails quite as well as NY salons!
Yes, that’s a fact from experience…
2. Sidewalk Food
Knishes straight off the truck. Hot pretzels as you’re walking along. Honey roasted nuts on a cart.
People also kill for street souvlakis, gyros, and dirty water dogs!
I don’t eat the latter, but people goes nuts for it!
My all-time favorite thing about NY is that there is always something to do and somewhere to go!
There is no such thing as being bored and living in NY. I mean, we don’t even close down on Sunday!!
Hello Broadway, museums, beaches, dinner shows, clubs, cruises, restaurants, and so on!
What are your favorite things about your hometown?