and I secretly love it.
Last night I met up with an LA friend here on a last minute business trip at the W Hotel* in Time Square. Since I’ve been here, I haven’t done too much of the “touristy” stuff like Time Square or Statue of Liberty. It’s just so crowded and filled with people who love to stop in the middle of the street. Even when I lived in LA I’ve had a thing against tourists so yes, that angst against tourists definitely carried over here in New York.
The thing about Time Square and other touristy spots though is that it’s really quite safe. Since there are so many people gathered in one spot, security is much tighter than I don’t know.. in a neighborhood nicknamed “El Barrio?” Not that East Harlem is bad by any means, but it’s not very busy at night, the street lamps are quite dim, and you definitely would not want to walk around alone at night. I wanted to go for a midnight snack run seven blocks away one day; after two blocks my instincts told me to turn around and head home.
So instead of going home after visiting my friend, I opted to stay with her and head home in the morning. There was one of those psychologist office chairs so it was super comfortable. Before drifting to sleep I uploaded a picture of the view of Time Square from the window thinking it’s kind of cool.
What do I wake up to find in the morning?
This message: “At this hour why are you still outside? Be safe!!!!!”
That’s my sister nagging at me for staying out late. All the way from California.
Even though I rolled my eyes and wrote a snarky reply to her, deep down inside I cherish the fact that my older sister still babies me. Yes, she babies her 27 year old sister who is 3000 miles away from her.
*W Hotels carries Bliss products! My friend commented that her hair felt so soft all week.