While we do try to get out for planned activities, like seeing Stomp, or heading up to the Whitney for the Jeff Koons show, some of our best moments come from the spontaneous fun bubbling up along the sidewalks of New York.
On a recent Sunday, we got bored at home, so M + I decided to take a bike ride. We went south towards Battery Park, and rode right into the beating pulse that makes this city come alive.
Seeing impromptu street shows is just one of the benefits of living in a place filled with So. Much. Talent.
You may have to look hard to find nature’s beauty amidst the concrete jungle, but it’s definitely there (possibly sprouting up in a sidewalk crack.) Running into a rose is just plain good timing.
The thing is, we could’ve just gotten on our bikes and rode south. But instead we opened our eyes to the awe-someness this city has to offer.
It’s about calling on the beginner’s mind, and adjusting your eyes to take it all in.
The requirements? A sense of openness with a hankering to have some fun.
What did you come across the last time you were a tourist in your own town?