The very last few days of New York went in such a blur I have had to look through all the hundreds of Facebook pictures I have been tagged in to remind myself just exactly what we go up to, apart from saying just how much we did not want to go home.
Waking up bright and early we took the Staten Island ferry to have a good look at The Statue of Liberty and have a good old catch up on the way. I managed to massively embarrass myself on the subway down to the tip of Manhattan by giving myself away for free through the means of falling over at the tube stopped and lap dancing a very elderly old man. I've never done that on the London underground before so I guess it was my time, I laughed it off with some very rosie cheeks.
This was followed by my third ever Chinese meal. I know, I live under a rock when it comes to food but my nut allergy often holds me back in trying new things. However I had what I think was egg soup, actually very nice, some sort of chicken and vegetables. After this meal we headed back to the hotel before Rosie and I went down to Times Square to see the Harry Potter exhibition that was on. Full of lots of props and costumes we both fully geeked it out before heading to the Forest Gump themed restaurant for dinner. The meal was again followed by alcohol.
Trying to find the diner we had been to previously for a fry up breakfast, we completely got lost and ended up having muffins and juice instead. I have an unreal sweet tooth so this was completely acceptable in my eyes. As way my purchasing of additional cupcake at a cute shop we found on the way to Parsons to have as a snack later on.
After doing some work at Parsons with their fashion design students we headed to central park for a small picnic before spending the afternoon packing and weeping to head home later the next day.
Day 6 was the day of our final dinner. We went to a gorgeous steak house which our lecturers have taken students too for the last four years and I can easily see why. A very reasonably price steak, pudding and two glasses of wine cost me $30, however when there is 16 of you this makes for a very large bill.
We'd all gotten very dressed up for the dinner, heels, fake eye lashes and all so decided we had to make the most of our last night in New York with yes, more alcohol and dancing. Rosie and myself learnt a new type of Latina dancing from a hilarious guy called Christian and we monopolised the juke box and pool table once again at the infamous Snafu. We also had to get this picture outside of our YMCA hostel, as you do.
Oh the saddest day of all! Determined to pack in as much culture as possible, we hit up both The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Modern Art too. At The Met we saw the most amazing Alexander McQueen exhibition Savage Beauty. Featuring some of his most prolific designs, including some of my favourite pieces, it was a real pleasure to see. No photography was allowed but here are some super sneaky snaps.
After this we headed to MoMA for some Andy Warhol goodness before a quick New York street vendor hot dog and catching the plane back home.
I had an amazing time which was made even better by the classmates who were to provide the giggles and make everything. This was the second time I have been to New York and it was even more magical than I remember. My dream of moving to Williamsburg and working in Manhattan, the ultimate goal being at NYLON, is something that just has to happen.