In this post I’ll describe 10 NYC Tips I learned while there with the Time to Play 2012 Spring Toy Showcase.
While in New York City last week, I didn’t get much of a chance to see what it’s famous for since my purpose in being there was to check out the Time to Play 2012 Spring Toy Showcase. I’ve honestly never seen so many tall buildings in one place in my entire life. It almost seemed like the city never ended. When trying to explain to friends what New York is like I tell them that it was like putting five cities the size of Dallas into three sections with 100 times more buildings and foot traffic.
I learned some very important facts while in New York:
1.) The red hand sign on corners that means “stop” met nothing.
2.) New Yorkers get a bad rap for being rude.
In fact, the only rude person I saw was down in Times Square trying to sell Comedy Central tickets and was yelling, “Don’t buy tickets from this guy, he’s an illegal alien and wanted by the FBI!” about another man who’d apparently stepped on his territory. I haven’t really even decided if he was rude or passionate yet.
3.) Every fashion is acceptable in New York. Including the Smurf outfit (this dude matched every accessory to his shirt and pants).
4.) New York can fit a lot of water towers into one city. This picture does not do that fact justice.
5.) Signs like this make rednecks laugh.
6.) Food costs a lot more (unless it’s on a food truck, street vendor or a national joint). Also sometimes the menus say funny things like suckling pig pate and pickled cucumbers.
7.) If you ask “What kind of cokes y’all got?” to a waitress she might give you a funny look.
8.) New Yorkers are used to tourists.
9.) People look like ants from the top of the Empire State Building. And this shot wasn’t even taken from the top-top.
10.) The Statue of Liberty isn’t as big as I thought it’d be. Doesn’t help that I was so far away, but for some reason I still thought it would be taller. Darn you Ghostbusters 2 and my eight-year-old imagination.
I’m definitely visiting New York again.