NEW YORK CITY
I’ve been fortunate to visit NYC four times: 1991, 1994, 2006 and 2012. My first attempt for a traveltoon was a map / maquette of the city I did with my sister back in 94. I don’t remember much details about what we saw, other than climbing to the top floor of the WTC and buying a Kermit the frog plush toy in Macy’s. And my sister getting Chicken Pox…
I love this place. It’s so crowded and crazy. I’ve always been amazed by the screens, and colors, its like visiting a futuristic city. And it’s a fun place to find weird characters like the naked cowgirl (or cowboy, depending on the day I guess), superheroes, or else.
Besides, there’s broadway. In 2012 we went to see the Spider-man play and it’s awesome. Speaking of Spider-man, in 2006 I got to see filming taking place of the scene in SP3 where they hand him the key of the city (before Sandman arrives).
HIGH LINE PARK
Enjoy a great walk through this gorgeous place. It’s got amazing views of the city, great for architecture lovers. And look for people peeking through the windows!
WHERE TO EAT
A great hidden place is the Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien. You must find the sign between some curtains, and make sure you know what you want to order or they’ll send you to the back of the line.
If you’re there on a weekend, take a boat to Brooklyn and have lunch at the Smorgasburg food flea market with a great view of the city skyline.
A trip to NYC isn’t complete if you don’t visit this place. Renting a bike is a good way to spend an evening, cross the whole park and see its highlights in a short period of time (we rented them for an hour and were able to see most of it).
MUPPET WHATNOT WORKSHOP
If this still existed, I would recommend it as a great gift for your significant other, got so sad to learn they closed FAO Shwartz 🙁 It was one of my favorite places (both as a kid and as an adult).