Monday, May 17, 2010
What would you do with 5 days in New York?
My brother B (who is 14 going on 40) and I are going to NYC in June. Among other things, I can't wait to see Mike D! (Mike, I hope neither one of us gets hit by a UFO or a mac truck before then, or else I'll be super pissed off.)
He has, believe it or not, been there several times before. I also used to live there (I went to college in NYC.) Since he has not, as of yet, given me a list of things he wants to do/see, I e-mailed him and told him that I assume he wants to do the following:
1. Victoria's Secret
2. Shoe stores
3. the knish stand (he doesn't eat them)
No reply...so I made more suggestions:
4. Shop at discount sock outlet stores in Queens
5. Go to an all-year Halloween supply store. I'll pick the tackiest costume I can find, and wear it every day on the trip.
6. Visit the museum of the history of poodles.
7. Go to a 48-hour, nonstop French film festival.
Still no reply (giggles on the phone, however), so my dad made some suggestions:
"B likes all of these," he wrote, "and asked if he could also do Tree Chopping in Central Park, Ride the Subway to Albany and see the Capital, Take Pictures with the Senior Hookers in Times Square (age 55+), and go to New York's best Comic Book Store which oddly enough, is located in Providence, Rhode Island."
I told my dad that because he's 60, he qualifies for the senior discount with the hookers.
Then Mr. RK came up with a further list:
"Don't forget the all nude Broadway adaptation of "Cocoon", the world famous Long Island Badger races, the "Swim the Hudson River and earn a dollar" ride, and catch the world premier Ang Lee movie "Piggyback Mountain" starring Edward Norton and Big Bird."
So, what do you think? What would you do with 5 days in NYC?