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Saturday, 9 July 2011

Guest Post: Blue at Metaphors in Blue.

A Personal, and By No Means Complete Guide To New York City:

First of all, let me say that I am thrilled to be a guest blogger here on Sirens And Bells. Let me introduce myself: My blogging name is Blue and I am relatively new to the blogosphere. You can check out my blog: http://metaphoricalblue.blogspot.com/

Last week, I took my very first trip to New York City. So even though many of you would probably be more qualified to write this post than I am, I still want to share some of the things I loved most.
The thing about New York is that it is not like any place I've ever been. Nothing like Paris or London, or Berlin. The houses are huge, I don't think calling them houses is even appropriate. Let's call them buildings then. Skyscrapers. There is so much going on, so many people there. A lot of whom are very well-dressed, too, so people-watching is even more fun than usual. And guessing who is a tourist and who is a local. Makes you wonder what category other people place you in…
There are obviously millions of things to do in New York. Here are some I enjoyed:
  • Museums. If you're into architecture, check out the Guggenheim. If you're into art, but can't make up your mind, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is definitely the place to be. They have every kind of art imaginable. And if you go there in the near future, know that the Alexander McQueen exhibition is worth waiting in line. Or go to one of the hundreds of other museums and let me know which one you liked…
  • Columbia University. I don't know about you, but places like that just make me feel smart…
  • You get a nice view of the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry. Plus, a round-trip is free.
  • Grand Central Station is truly the most gorgeous train station I have ever seen. It is so timeless, I would not have been surprised if people from other eras would have just walked in…
  • Go to Williamsburg. Brooklyn is so quiet and relaxing compared to Manhattan, I could not believe it. Bedford Avenue is a really pretty street with some interesting stores and places to eat (at least between N 3rd St. and N 14th St. where I was…). Bliss CafĂ© (191 Bedford Ave) serves only vegetarian and vegan food and it tastes GREAT. And this (http://www.beaconscloset.com/) is definitely the greatest vintage/thrift store I have ever seen…
Have you ever been to New York City? What was your favorite thing to do?

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