For two years when I first arrived here, I was a tour guide on a double-decker bus,
cruising down the streets in the open air
introducing tourists to my lover.
Here’s some of my favorite must-do, must-see picks of Gotham City:
♥ Make a wish on the Empire State Building and “blow” it out at 2am.
Seeking a beautiful and romantic view of the city lights and the moonlight?
The Empire State Building is open until 2am at the moment!
Head over to this epic Art Deco building at midnight and beat the crowds.
Two years ago on my birthday, I started making my wishes and “blowing out” the lights when they flicker and go out every night at 2am.
♥ Visit the Slipper Room (NYC’s oldest Burlesque and Vaudeville House) and take a picture of yourself in the gutter out front (It’s tradition. I say so.)
The Slipper Room is my burlesque home and where I first saw burlesque and got my start.
It’s home to magicians, aerialists, burlesque performers, comedians, musicians, and fire performers.
Go be enchanted.
♥ Dine in a secret 1870s style Parisian train car on a rooftop.
♥ Dance among the club kids and you will never want to go home again.
♥ Ride the World Famous Coney Island Cyclone!
♥ Have a picnic in Central Park and wander around the sights.
Central Park Must-Sees are:
Alice in Wonderland Statue
Strawberry Fields and the John Lennon “Imagine” Mosaic
Conservatory Garden (where Burke and I got engaged!)
♥ Rock out at Punk Rock Heavy Metal Karaoke
Punk Rock Heavy Metal Karaoke is a NYC staple. Now held at Fontana’s, you get to scream to your punk rock favorites as a live band plays behind you.
Pretty bad ass.
♥ Duck down a dark alley and into a real Prohibition Era bar.
The Back Room serves up beverages in tea cups (just in case the joint gets raided). Once a real Speakeasy 85 years ago, this place delivers that old world charm of New York City.
Look for the “Toy Company” sign. Go down alley. You’ll see the secret door.
Once inside, peek behind the bookshelf to another secret room.
♥ Visit one of the most impressive collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world at the Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum houses World-Class Egyptian treasures – not to be missed. Go early to avoid crowds and wander the artifacts in silence.
♥ Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and go grab a slice of pizza at Grimaldi’s.
♥ Screw Broadway. Go see incredible immersive theater and be a part of the action.
♥ Check out these secret underground party lists for the best things to do whether you are a visitor or a local!
What’s your favorite things to do in this enchanted city?
Tell me in the comments.
Looking forward to seeing you on a wild New York City adventure!