New York City – Jan 2012
This is a glimpse into how I always plan & execute my visits to important cities/sites where great art resides.
Great art to me is many things.. but primarily music, paintings, sculpture & architecture.
My goal is always to maximize experience and having a great time. I do plan very rigidly.. and am truly convinced that spontaneity is ok… as long as it is well planned.
So.. on my planning lists are: Museums, Concerts, “Music related sites”, churches, buildings, … and secondary: hotels, restaurants, bars/pubs..
This article will hopefully contain some tips for travellers visiting NYC
- Destination: NYC
- Time: arrive late Thursday – 19 of January, leave Sunday from Hotel around 1530
- Hotel: = just had to be – Washington Square Hotel
- Main focus (decided early on): Bob Dylan’s Greenwich Village, The MET, MoMA, and as much live music as possible….
- Social circumstances: four pals as travelling companions, not interested in art.. but did at least (under some mild pressure) join me for the concerts 🙂
- Movie everbody has to see (again) before visiting NYC: Woody Allen’s – Manhattan
This is how it went..
(everything here was planned upon arrival, except the bonus of some “Sunday Jazz” at our Hotel)
~2300 – @Washington Square Hotel in Greenwich Village
~2400 – at Café Wha? for live music and drinks
House band was OK, played Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire, Stones – Miss You, some U2, A-Ha, Pearl Jam’s Better Man.. +
~0100 – @Bed