The Upper East Side
I’ve lived here about seven years, and I haven’t been to any of the museums: not the Met, the history museum, the Guggenheim, none of them. [I actually just went to the Guggenheim for the first time, and I’ve lived here for almost a decade.]
Oh good, that makes me feel better. How was it? [What I saw was great, but most of it was closed, including the spiral.]
You see? Not worth it. I should go to the Met at least, but I’m not into art. If I had kids I’d probably drag them.
The Statue of Liberty, or Ellis Island. Just never got around to it. I see it all the time, but I’ve never been. No, I don’t feel bad about it. I don’t really want to go; a lot of people say it isn’t worth it. Seeing it from a distance is enough.
I think I’ve been to pretty much everything, including the Empire State Building, though not to the top. They charge way too much to go to the top, and my girlfriend lives in Jersey City, so I can see the skyline easily enough. Oh, I guess I haven’t actually walked over the Brooklyn Bridge, but I drive over it all the time. That counts, right?
Grand Army Plaza
I haven’t lived here for long and I work most of the time, so I don’t do stuff like that. When I have a day off I sleep or try to make some extra cash somehow. If I was rich, I would go to Broadway and expensive restaurants, but I’m not. About the only famous place I’ve been to is Central Park. And hot dog carts.