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The Tufts Daily
Where you read it first | Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Medford's Carrie Bradshaw: A weekend in NYC

Anyonewhohaswatched“SexandtheCity” (1998–2004) or“GossipGirl” (2007–2012) has morelikelythan notdreamedoflivingouttheirdreamsintheBigApple.

Whetherit’sJay-ZandAliciaKeys’“EmpireStateofMind” (2009),FrankSinatras’“NewYork,New York” (1977) orTaylor Swift’s“WelcometoNewYork” (2014),thesesongsaresuretoinviteyouintothe humanjunglethatisNewYork City.

Thispastweekend,somefriends and IventuredintotheCityThatNeverSleepstogetalittle pieceofthe actiononthislongweekend.We’vefoundthatalongwithincrediblebutpricey food,themostfantastic peoplewatchinginthecountryandjawdroppinglyfashionable streetwear, thecity’stendencytomakeyou walkcloseto10,000stepsadayisanother phenomenonyou’resuretoexperience.Myadvice: weargood shoes!

WewenttoCentralParkandsatunderthecherryblossomtrees,thenhoppedonthesubway andwentto GreenwichVillageforsomebubbletea.WewalkedtotheBrooklynBridge,did someshoppinginSoHo.The beautifulthingaboutNewYorkisthatthere’strulynever somethingyoucan’t do,andthere’salways somethingto do. 

InoticedthattheAmericancultureofNewYorkshowsallthebestofourdiversity.It’sdifficultto pinpoint exactlywhatthecultureisbecauseit’severything,andthatintersectionmakesita wonderfulplaceto immerseyourself.

IrecommendhittingSoHoforsomeshopping,makingyourwaytoBrooklynforthriftingand doingsome touristyactivitiesinMidTownnearTimesSquare.

Obviously,Bostonisalsobeautiful.Thatgoesforjustaboutanycity.Butthere’saspecialmagic aboutNew York,andifyoueverfindyourselfwithalongweekendandthewill — thenthere'saway!