Best things to do in New York City

Here are a few things that I loved doing in New York City. If you’re going to be in New York, check them out:

Museum & Gold Vault Tour This was one of the coolest things to experience in New York. Here’s what the tour is about: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York offers guided tours to school groups and the general public. Visitors will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve. I don’t know how I first found out about this tour but it was definitely something that I really enjoyed and was thrilled to be a part of. It’s highly recommended that if you are interested in this tour, you must make a reservation 30 days in advance to your preferred date as seats are very limited. They also give you something to take home at the end of the tour. I won’t ruin the surprise for you! Pic: New York fed website.

The Roosevelt Island Tramway: The Roosevelt Island Tramway is always a treat because of the wonderful skyline you get to see of Manhattan (especially at night). Here’s what the Tramway is about: The Roosevelt Island Tramway provides the most modern aerial tramway in the world, running every 7-15 minutes from 59th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan to Tramway Plaza on Roosevelt Island. The tram connects Manhattan with Roosevelt Island. With a single metrocard ride (one way), this experience is something that often gets overlooked when there are so many other attractions in the city.

Visiting Dumbo: Dumbo stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Here’s what Dumbo has to offer: Just a couple of decades removed from an industrial past in which few people lived there and there was little reason to visit, it’s now a hotbed of dining, recreation and shopping with great views of the Lower Manhattan skyline.  Dumbo has always been one of my favorites places to hang out. The views of Manhattan are spectacular (especially at night) and there are many spots to take amazing pictures.

Dear New York City,

Dear New York City,

We met in early August
Summer coming to an end
Concrete buildings reaching the sky
A teenager with dreams up high
I got to know you better in high school
Off to college but we kept in touch

No matter how far I was
Distance made the heart grow fonder
I miss the hustle, grit and charm of the big city
Took the attitude and mentality always with me
Your tough love made me stronger
Kept me going through challenges and struggles

Always that city kid no matter what village or corner I went
Living proof that if I made it here that I could make it anywhere
Thanks for introducing me to people from all walks of life
Kept me humbly confident inside and not get carried away with hype
Thanks for raising me to be the person I am today
Your DNA is with me everyday
Thanks for making me dream big
It was all a dream, Big