(TRAVELOGUE) The things you can do in New York...

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Hmmm, odakle krenuti, šta prvo predložiti? 

New York jer grad u kom je uvek sezona, i valja ga posetiti barem okvirno pripremljen, kako biste ga maksimalno mogli doživeti, i kako biste otkrili što više od njegovih bogatstava.

Igrom slučaja, drug sa kojim sam isplanirala ovo putovanje je kasnio nekoliko dana, tako da sam ja tih prvih dana boravila kod jednog divnog momka Joe-a, koga sam pronašla preko Couchsurfing-a. Za nas iz Srbije ovo je bilo previše rizično iskustvo - boraviti kod nekoga koga ne poznaješ jer, Bože moj, može biti silovatelj ili tako nešto, ali sam se ja dobro raspitala i iskomunicirala sa njim, i zahvaljujući njemu provela par možda najlzanimljivijih dana u New Yorku. On je jedna veoma kreativna i aktivna osoba, i odmah pri upoznavanju me je poveo na Kaleidoscope festival, koji je podrazumevao da se svi alternativni umetnici grada (žongleri, klovnovi, pevači, akrobate...) i ljudi koji žele kreativno da se izraze okupe na jednom mestu u gradu, pritom obučeni u vesele boje, pa se potom kreću gradom od punkta do punkta, praćeni muzikom i igrom. Poenta je da niko ne zna koja će sledeća tačka sastajališta biti, a one su od strane organizatora bile određene tako da učesnike upoznaju sa nekim delom New Yorka koji i nije toliko poznat. Pritom su gledali da se do tih punktova vozimo različitim javnim prevoznim sredstvima, sa sve tim bojama, maskama, muzikom.

Ovako je to izgledalo:




U jednom momentu sam naučila i da vrtim ovu veliku zastavu, jer sam bila u zelenoj ekipi :)


Sa Joe-om sam bila i na jednom zanimljivom "posh party-ju". U najlepšem delu Manhattan-a nalazi se Greenwhich village. Tu živi i bivši menadžer muzičkog programa VH1, kod koga je tada organizovana žurka za wannabefamous mlade ljude. Na različitim spratovima njegovog doma mogao si se uključiti u različite aktivnosti - koncerti, pevanje uz klavir, masaže, degustacija čokoladnih proizvoda. Ja sam u jednom momentu zapevala Hallelujah od Leonarda Cohena sa ljudima okupljenima uz klavir i gitaru. A nisam želela da završim na VH1 :)


Kada sam se oprostila od Joe-a, krenula je prava samoorganizovana turistička tura sa drugom Igorom, po intenzitetu doživljaja i emocija ništa manje vredna od prethodnih par dana. Na red su došli muzeji u kojima možeš videti najčuvenija, i svoja omiljena, umetnička dela:


.. ili učestvovati u interaktivnim delovima tih muzeja...



Koncerata i svirki je toliko da je teško odlučiti se za samo nekoliko:

The Roots

Eric Roberson
U New Yorku obavezno morate posetiti neku od Off Broadway predstava. Mjuzikli i drame su na Broadway repertoaru, a na Off Broadway repertoaru možete doživeti interaktivne i alternativne predstave kao nigde u svetu. Ja sam imala sreću da vidim predstavu Fuerza Bruta, i to iskustvo je zaista teško opisati rečima. Zato vam prosleđujem trailer :)


Možda budete dovoljno srećni pa prisustvujete snimanju nekih od čuvenih talk show-ova, i iskusite kako to izgleda biti u televizijskom svetu koji ceo svet gleda. I pritom vidite neke od poznatih ličnosti...


U New York-u ni šetnja ulicama i parkovima nije dosadna, i nudi sadržaje koji su autentični sami po sebi..





A neretko naletite i na poznate ličnosti, ili snimanje nekog od poznatih filmova i serija...

Nicola Sarkozy

JLo is shooting a movie, in the street of Carrie Bradshaw
New York ima toliko sadržaja da se nemojte iznenaditi ako se i sa sredine daljeg proputovanja vi ipak vratite u NYC, da vidite "samo još nešto".




I tada vam ne smetaju ni prljave i smrdljive patike, jer - vi ste u New Yorku!


English version

Hmm, where to start, what to suggest first?

New York is the city in which there`s always a season, and it`s advisable to visit it at least slightly prepared, so that you could enjoy it to the max, and that you could discover more of its beauty.

Accidentaly, my friend with whom I planned this whole trip was late for a few days, so that time I spent with one wonderful person Joe, who I found on Couchsurfing. For us, people from Serbia, this was maybe too risky edeavour, because everybody here was thinking things like "you don`t know him, he could be a rapist, etc". However, I informed myself pretty well and communicated everything with him and Couchsurfing, and thanks to him I spent a few maybe most interesting and authentic days in NYC. Joe is one very creative and active person, and immediately when we met he took me to Caleidoscope festival, which gathered all the creative and artistic people in NYC, who were dressed in cheerful colours, and who were going from one point to another in the city, followed by music, singing and dancing. The point was that nobody new the next stop, except the organizers, who planned them in a way to take the participants to the less known parts of NYC. And it was by different means of public transport, with all that colours, masks, costumes and music.

With Joe I also went to one interesting posh party. In the most beautiful part of Manhattan there is Greenwhich village. In that time there lived manager of VH1 who organized a  party for wannabefamous young people. On different floors you could dance, sing, listen to concerts, take a massage or try some of the chocholates that were presented. In one moment I was singing Hallelujah from Leonard Cohen. And I didn`t want to be on VH1 :)

When I said goodbye to Joe, there started one trueself-organized touristic tour with my friend Igor, with intensity od emotions and experience equally worth as the previou days. Now we were visiitng museums in which we could see some of the worlds most famous and our favourite works of art. Or we took part in some interactive parts of those museums.

When in NYC, be sure to check out some of the famous Off Broadway shows. The dramas and musicals are on Broadway, but in Off Broadway shows you can see lots of alternative and interactive shows, which are experiences you never have had before. I was lucky enough to see Fuerza Bruta, which trailer I added in the rows above.

Also, if you are lucky enough, you can take part in the recording of some of the worlds most famous shows, and experience how teh TV world really look like. And see some of the famous people...

In NYC when walking through streets and parks you can also take part in lots of activites that are authentic. Or you can bump onto some of the famous people, or filming some of the famous movies or shows...

And don`t be surprised if you come back to NYC from the rest of your trip, just "to see one more thing". And even if you finish with dirty and smelly shoes, it doesn`t matter - because you are in New York!

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