My girlfriend and I were feeling the tug of New York pulling at us from 3,000 miles away, or it might have been my auntie, who lives in Manhattan, asking us to visit. You don’t have to twist our arms to escape to the Big Apple.
We were overdue for our Broadway and museum binge. Not to mention checking out some of the restaurants on our list.
We checked into our Airbnb rental on 19th Avenue around the corner from my auntie’s flat in Chelsea for a few days until her other guests departed. Chelsea is a great neighborhood. We got a taste of real New York staying in the cramped apartment, sleeping underneath the stairs. In spite of the situation, our host was gracious long before we arrived and full of advice, even though we’ve been around the New York block a few times.