I am now living in Manhattan and it is awesome! My apartment building is just a few blocks from Central Park, and a few more from Times Square. Basically a completely kick-ass location. As for the apartment itself, they have beds, dressers, desks and a tv/dvd player combo in each bedroom (2 people per room). There are two rooms in the apartment, so I will have one roommate and two suitemates. The roommate has yet to move in. But there's a kitchen and a bathroom and a dining area. It's really nice. I wish the rooms were this nice back at University of Michigan ...
It's all interns that live here, about 400 total, and there is the EHS staff that basically helps us out and organizes fun stuff for us to do. They also subsidize tickets for us, so we can go see Broadway shows for $20, sporting events, museums, etc. While this place is a little pricey, if I take advantage of all that it has to offer, it will be worth it 100%.
I've already made some friends with a couple girls in the building. One is from Wales and the other from University of Michigan, surprisingly. I got to play tour guide for them on Thursday and show them how to get to Central Park and stuff. On Friday, Sally (from UM) and I went and saw King Kong. It was cool getting to see it with all the lights and everything this time. We went out for a drink with the actors afterward, which is always fun.
On Saturday, I did some shopping and exploring. I accidentally came across a little street market on Lexington Ave, just a few blocks from my place. They had the street closed down and there were people selling sunglasses and purses and jewelry and smoothies and corn on the cob. I thought that that last item was a little out of place, but I saw lots of people walking down the street eating corn on the cob. lol But that was fun and I got some cute stuff.
Afterward, I met up with Steve and we went to see Fritz and Froyim, an off-off Broadway musical that I have to write a review about for United Stages. It was about an ex-Nazi and a Jewish comedian that died in the war. Very strange. I'm still not sure what to write about it.When the show got out, I did get to have pretty much the best corndog of my life at Papaya King. So that was great.
Today, I've been pretty lazy. The stage manager at 59e59 never called me back, so it looks like I have this weekend off. Missing out on the money sucks, but I gotta love the extra nap time. This city really keeps you on your feet. Man oh man.
On what should be a pleasant note, Karl is now in NYC! Unfortunately, he has yet to make time for me ... so we'll see if this none-stop character will ever pause long enough to hang out with his dear old friend Callie. I'm guessing he'll carve out a space sometime in August. lol