I figured I could knock out some sight-seeing since I’ve never been in the Financial District before. I wanted to find the infamous “Charging Bull’, but instead went down a street and found the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall. It was then when I realized more and more people were coming out of nowhere. Since it was after 12pm, I started to feel frustrated about my hotel room. My friend was messaging me on when we could meet up, but I told him the situation I was facing. I kept on sight-seeing.
I eventually found the Charging Bull and the Fearless Girl statues. At this point my phone was acting up again. Since I took some pictures I needed to charge it up again. I walked back to my hotel, hoping my room would be ready, but again, no luck. I sat in the lobby charging my phone and then went for a walk again to kill some more time. I found a Century 21 and did some window shopping but I was getting delirious. It was now 2pm and my room was still not ready. My friend was getting impatient, and so was I. I finally got some relief when the hotel told me over the phone that they had my room ready! I ran over there as fast as I could!
Once I checked in, I showered up. I was getting a migraine, and decided to lay down for 15 minutes until the Advil kicked in. Then I jumped back up and got dressed. It was now after 3pm and I haven’t started my day! I told my friend I was on my way to meet him in Times Square and off I went.
By now, New York had a ton of tourists. It was nearing rush hour and I was getting worried I would have to fight off the crowd to get to where my friend was located. Unfortunately, his hotel was in Times Square. Luckily I found the right hotel (apparently there are two of the same chain in Times Square) and we decided to get a bite to eat. By now I was STARVING. I knew we weren’t too far from the Moxy Hotel. A friend had recommended the Magic Hour rooftop, and since the weather was cooperating, we decided to take a chance and check it out. Since it was barely 5pm, there was a small crowd inside, and we ordered some drinks and appetizers to start our night. I was still pretty sleepy, but the music was getting me in a good mood. Once we finished up, my friend confessed to me that he really wanted to go to a jazz club in New York. I started googling some spots and we chose the Birdland Theater.
We were in luck because a show was about to begin! Lol What are the odds? We went downstairs and they sat us close to the stage. A very entertaining singer came out and blew our minds away. She did impersonations as well. Everyone in the room had a great time. She was also very funny.
Luckily my friend grew tired from his jet lag the day before. Me on the other hand? I was EXHAUSTED!! I made my way back to my hotel.