After a short holiday hiatus outside of the city, we’re back in the NYC.
SUBWAYblogger tries to get back to the city early. Right after Christmas though New Years happens to be one of the best times to be in the city.
Most of the neighborhoods are completely empty because people are out of town visiting family. The only areas packed with people are the tourist areas like midtown. Last night it took forever to get down Park Avenue because hordes of people are still going to see the tree in Rockefeller Center. It turns out, we set a tourism record this year of 47 million. So if you avoid the typical tourist areas, it’s really quiet.
For example, last night I was able to walk right into Blue Smoke at 7:00 and get a table right away without a reservation. That NEVER happens on a weekend. You’re easily looking at an hour wait.
Gradually though, people will come back. By New Years, the city will be bac to its typical insanity.
Here’s to another week of from work!