New York City

 The view from The Sheraton TriBeCa.

The view from The Sheraton TriBeCa.

This past weekend I got to visit one of my favourite cities again, and just like last time I didn't want to leave. NYC just always seems so alive, there is always something to do or see and I absolutely love that about this city.  

Day one

We landed early Thursday morning at Laguardia and quickly headed towards the city. Dropping off our bags at the Sheraton TriBeCa we then set off for a delicious meal at The Dutch in Soho.  I would highly recommend this spot, the fried chicken was excellent!

 The Fried Chicken at the Dutch.

The Fried Chicken at the Dutch.

We wandered around for the rest of the day and finished off the night with a NY Rangers game at Madison Square Garden which was the perfect way to end our first day. 

 MSG. 

MSG. 

Day Two

Friday began with my first trip to the GQ offices and what an experience that was. One World Trade Centre is an absolute masterpiece of a building and the Conde Nast offices are no exception. After meeting a number of fellow bloggers and chatting for a couple of hours I couldn't leave without snapping a photo of the iconic GQ doors.

 Waiting room at GQ. 

Waiting room at GQ. 

Friday included more exploring and finished with a trip to Barclays Center to see the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Sacramento Kings.  

 I love this city. 

I love this city. 

Day Three

One of my favourite things to do is just walk the city. Grab a coffee here, get a pint there with no real direction. That's how we spent Saturday, walking through Central Park then making our way down to the High Line and stopping for food and drink in between. There are so many good coffee shops in NYC, one of them being Think Coffee which we stumbled upon just before entering the High Line.  

 Excellent latte from Think Coffee.

Excellent latte from Think Coffee.

We finished the day at the Comedy Cellar which was a pretty funny experience once again. The highlight of the line up was a woman named Michelle Wolf, who writes for Seth Myers, she absolutely killed it!

Day Four

Unfortuantely the last day showed up way too soon. For our final morning we took the Q train out to Brooklyn for a quick shopping trip to Target (Target left us Canadians high and dry last year and we miss them every day) . After working up an appetite we finally got a taste of Shake Shack. If you haven't already you have to make a stop at one of their numerous locations next time you're in NYC.

 Chicken Shack and Cheese Fries at Shake Shack. 

Chicken Shack and Cheese Fries at Shake Shack. 

After a whirlwind of a trip with lots accomplished and sore feet we made our way to LaGuardia to head back to the six.

New York City is a place I could really see myself living. It feels like a larger Toronto to me with more sports teams and a few more neighborhoods. Every time I leave I can't wait to go back and this trip continued that trend.

 

Thanks for reading! 

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