Gossip Girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattans elite…
Just kidding, it’s Lex and today I’m sharing with you some of the places I recently went to while in New York!
For starters, NYC is a HUGE city and it’s a fast-pace lifestyle out there. I had to practically speed walk everywhere so I wouldn’t get trampled on LOL! But, with that being said I actually got to see a lot while I was there for the weekend!
Of course, I had to visit some of the filming locations for Gossip Girl! If you didn’t see atleast one filming spot from Gossip Girl did you really go to New York???
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET Steps)
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Ahh the infamous MET Steps where good ‘ol Blair Waldorf would sit and have lunch with her minions.
Grand Central Terminal
89 E 42nd Street, New York City
The important pilot shot that made Gossip Girl so memorable — Serena Van der Woodsen enters Grand Central Terminal right before her official return to NYC. So, channel your inner Serena Van der Woodsen by visiting this beautiful place.
Broadway, New York
My beautiful and intelligent cousin just recently graduated from Columbia, so she showed me around her alma mater! You can also catch Columbia in Gossip Girl when Nate decides to attend the university in season 2.
*sigh* Unfortunately, I did not run into Nate Archibald while touring around the school:(…maybe next time!
There’s so much to see in NYC it’s almost impossible to see everything in one trip! Thankfully, my cousin knows her way around the city so I got to see lots of historic landmarks and points of interest.
National September 11 Memorial Museum
180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
Where the two towers of the World Trade Center once stood, now stand two square reflecting pools, each one acre in size. I personally think everyone should visit the 9/11 memorial to pay tribute to everyone who lost their lives that day. The museum features moving displays that include artifacts, photos, and videos, presenting the story of 9/11, as well as the aftermath and impacts.
Washington Square Park
New York, NY 10012
Washington Square Park is a landmark you must see in New York. It’s located in lower Manhattan and is in the same area as NYU’s campus. It’s such a beautiful park to stroll through!
Although, I highly advise you not to visit during the night time(if you’re planning to go in the winter) because it was SO cold…I could barely feel my fingers! The wind chill is no joke.
Rockefeller Center & Radio City Music Hall
45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111
1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020
I loved seeing Rockefeller Center! It’s known for being an entertainment and shopping complex in the middle of Manhattan, and home to NBC-TV, radio, and other media. It was so cool seeing where they film “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. You can also go to “Top of the Rock” a observation deck where you can view spectacular views 70 floors high!
You can also see Radio City Music Hall since it’s in the same area as Rockefeller Center! I wish I bought tickets to see The Rockettes:(. But, thats okay there’s always next time!
Manhattan, NY 10036
I can’t believe I can finally say that I’ve been to Times Square! How cool is that?! Lined with huge, brilliantly lit billboards and screens, Times Square is a place best visited in the evening, but still exciting at any time of day. This is the famous location of New York’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations and the famous “ball drop” at midnight, when the square is packed with people.
Personally, I didn’t walk across the Brooklyn Bridge but I still drove over it! The Brooklyn Bridge, is easily one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks and has inspired generations of songwriters, filmmakers, and painters.
In addition to sightseeing I did a bunch of shopping too.
Shopping is definitely my cardio!
Everything is so grand when walking down the streets of 5th Avenue. From a 6 story Tiffany’s to Saks on Fifth Avenue, I felt like I was in shopping heaven. It was so cool seeing all the designer stores and how big they were! I personally loved walking around Saks even though most of the items in there were out of my price range, LOL. But, I managed to buy a MAC Lipstick and an eyeshadow palette.
Shopping in SoHo was nice too! They had a bunch of stores and boutiques like Zara, Coach, H&M, Uniqlo, and so much more! It was nice to walk around and enjoy the beauty of New York!
Last but definitely not least…DESSERT
I scream, you scream, we all scream for EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH!!
I’m sure you thought I was going to say ice cream, but nope not this time.
Cookie DŌ NYC
550 LAGUARDIA PLACE, NY, NY, 10012
When I was in Manhattan I went to Cookie DŌ NYC a gourmet, edible cookie dough place!! Yes, you heard right edible cookie dough. DŌ uses pasteurized eggs and heated flour, so it’s safe to eat. There was so many flavors to choose from it was hard to decide! I ended up getting Cake Batter and it was so delicious! Also, this shop was totally instagram-worthy!
All in all, I had an amazing time in New York and I hope to go back soon!
I also hope that you enjoyed this blog post and found it helpful, especially if you are planning a trip to the big apple soon! 🙂