Finally the weekend is here! The weekend when my mom and Eugene are coming to NYC. We have been planning this weekend for a very long time as it has been almost a year since they last came to New York. This weekend, my roommate was on a trip to Australia with her mom, and we had more room in our apartment for my parents to stay.
Of course, my mom and I had major plans. Our entertainment program began on Friday as soon as she got to New York, as we do not like wasting our time. We met outside of my office, where we waited for a taxi to take us to our first destination - Jazz Standard. Neither of us had ever been to a real jazz club, and both of us had wanted to go to one for a long time, so we decided that today was the day.
The club, located on 27th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues, is considered to be one of New York's largest jazz clubs, featuring new and established musicians. As we got to the venue, right away we knew that the experience will be amazing. There was something about the atmosphere of old New York, with authentic, old-school vibe. We sat down at our table, ordered dinner with a glass of wine, and started submerging into the authentic atmosphere of the jazz club.
After the concert was over, we took a nice walk through the night Manhattan. "The city that never sleeps.." What a great way to describe it. This city never gets dull, it never fails to inspire, and never disappoints. As we were walking through the city's beautiful streets, we started talking about how different people have such different opinions about New York. Some see it as an overwhelming, dirty, loud and obnoxious city; others find comfort, inspiration and a means for uncovering and letting out their creativity. It's ok to belong to either group; but depending on the group you belong to, you will either love it or hate it. The city, though, it does not care where you like or dislike it. It always stays true to itself and never tries to be something it's not. It is real, it is honest, it just is.