Every year, my office hooks current business and economics students up with alumni who work in those fields in New York City. Usually, a couple of folks I work with go down to keep an eye on things. This year, I got to be one of them.
It was a quick trip -- down Thursday afternoon and back up Saturday morning -- but it's always great to be in the city, no matter how zippy the trip. While I'm nearly certain I couldn't live there*, I rock being a visitor. Give me a Metro Card and a vague plan and I'm good to go.
Sadly, I did not have time to go to Spandex World. Life is unfair.
I did get to go to Ernst & Young, Treasury Partners**, and Shawmut Construction.*** And while I have zero envy of our alumnus' jobs in those firms, I am thoroughly jealous of the views.
Like this one:
Right? How could you get anything done?
That's the NY Public Library, btw, which is also where I snagged a cup o' joe and a snack. I also think this pattern for a sweater back:
We're planning to take the kids down in December as an early Christmas gift. The Boy, naturally, wants to go to the Nintendo store. I asked the Teen what she wanted to do and her response was, "New York City stuff."**** Which was less helpful.
We'll likely go to the Museum of Natural History. What else do you think we should add to the list?
* unless I had bucket of money
** One of the students described the alumnus in question as a "total baller."
*** While they were at Bloomberg, which another co-worker handled, the students got to lay eyes on the former mayor. He's apparently even shorter than you'd think.
**** "So," I said, "Subway rats, Halal street food, and 'Gucci' bags?"