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7.13.2009

what to do in nyc: seek out a classic "only in the city" moment


many times street performers are more of a bother than anything else. 

but then, every once-in-a-while, you come across someone or something that takes your breath away and you think... i wouldn't want to be anywhere else right now, because this is perfect.

yesterday, waiting for the e train  at 53rd and lexington, i heard opera that gave me chills in the best possible way. and i don't even like opera.

and it was one of those, only in new york moments which can be found just often enough if you keep your eyes open. 

ps: when he finished, the entire station erupted in applause. yup, me too. it was that good.


9 comments:

sheila said...

that is awesome!

Sara said...

It's a little different than an acoustic guitar or the harmonica, isn't it? Gotta love a good bass!

Hanako66 said...

wow, I'm a little jealous, I must admit! ...to live in NY!

Alexandra said...

Oh my goodness yes...this is precisely why I love nyc and believe everyone should live there sometime in their lifetimes. it's moments like these that make you go "wow, what an unusually enchanted place this is"
LOVE.

mic said...

i am only slightly ashamed to admit that i got one of those "perfect NYC" moments the other day when i passed the Cupcake truck on my lunch break.

Ali said...

Love it. Just LOVE it.

Ash said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean... in Boston, I was with my brother, waiting to catch the T and it was late afternoon. There was this guy who was blind, singing in a gruff voice in French, strumming a guitar. It was so wonderful... the perfect music for the perfect moment.

I've also really enjoyed street performers drumming on trashcans in D.C... I don't get too much of that sort of stuff here in Utah, but when I go elsewhere, I love it!

Brittan said...

I love your blog! I'm moving to New York from Texas in a month to go to grad school at NYU and I'm absolutely terrified. I'm a single mom with a 7 year old son and, while we've made through a lot, we've never made it through a move across the country to the biggest, most expensive city EVER! Anyway, I am reading your "what to do in nyc" posts like the Bible.

Thank you!

Emma said...

I love little moments like this in London too, they're the best!
I'm really enjoying reading about New York on your blog, makes me want to book a trip and fast!