I've posted some of these in blogs last month and since then, I've hit some more NYC spots. If the Pats/Colts game is super boring, here is a distraction in the very least. You could also pretend it's the weirdest halftime show ever.
This was a fun one to do because Seinfeld is the comedy I love the most. I don't know if it's still the best (Curb is funnier) but it holds a special place in my heart for sure. It was very weird to go in there and have it look nothing like the Monk's restaurant we know from the show.
It's pretty nuts that New York has two of the rare stadiums/arenas (Yankee Stadium and MSG) that are not named after corporations. You'd think that would be the first place you'd see owners selling out. I guess tradition means something here after all.
From 2012-14, I worked just a block away from the NYSE. It was really interesting being in that area and seeing all the traders walk around and knowing so much money was being handled there each day. My office down there was condemned after Hurricane Sandy. Salt water had gotten into the elevator shaft and we had to work at a WeWork for 4 months. I can't believe they re-opened the NYSE after only two days. That area was such a mess.
This was an interesting one because I knew so little about Central Park's history leading up to it. I had no idea it was such a costly endeavor or that it took some 20 years (!!!) to build. I figured it would be a good day to do it because I taped it on the last day we'll see 80 degrees for 6 months.
This was a wild story and I think my longest one. I thought it was going to be a nice story about the community pitching in to have this arch made. Then I saw the architect was this predator who got his head blown off at Madison Square Garden. Absolutely crazy story.
Here's the last blog of these I did if you are still looking for even more NYC history (or are just avoiding watching this Colts/Pats game):