Travel: Paley Media Center & Top Of The Rock, New York

After being here, there and everywhere yesterday, Adam and I decided to take today a little slower. 
Starting the day again in Andrew's cafe for a lunch of pizza and quesadillas and hazelnut coffee (Weird mix, I know) before walking up to 52nd st for the Paley Media Centre. 




Paley Isn't a traditional museum, you don't walk around and see things, Paley is a centre for media, everything is on a computer, they specialise in TV and radio and have archives on computers on pretty much everything from old school radio broadcasts to latest releases on mainstream and independent TV.


Adam and I shared a computer and watched some Big Bang Theory related stuff, The new 'Young Sheldon' and browsed through their Paley exclusive interviews with stars of screen and radio. It's such a great achieve, it's another place I wish I'd had during university! The students at FIT are very lucky to have it right on their doorstep! Adam and I spent two and a half hours browsing, watching and learning. It's a different experience but great if you want to research or learn more about pretty much everything!


After pit stopping at Starbucks for an iced soya latte, we picked up tickets for the Top Of The Rock, with a two hour wait, we headed down 5th Ave for a spot of shopping. We checked out the Adidas pop up, the amazing Urban Outfitters and picked up a few things from the latest Guess at Urban Outfitters drop.


When we returned to Top Of The Rock, the scene was mental, so many people were trying to push past the door man, there were massive crowds and lots of people crushing to get in. I was so glad we already had tickets!  It took a lot longer to get to the top than at The Empire State Building and the crushing wasn't just to get in the building, it was like that at the top too.


We actually really struggled to get a decent view or photo at the top, there were tonnes of selfie sticks, tripods and extension things people were taking photos on and getting in the way of people. It was a bit of a scene, far too many people and when we finally got towards the front, the couple in front refused to move for us to take a photo even though they were just stood there -charming! It seems asking nicely gets you nowhere these days!


I felt super uncomfortable with the amount of people at the top of the building so Adam and I left pretty quickly, it took ages to get out as well, the whole thing was honestly a bit of a nightmare, If you're going to go, go to Empire State instead, it's so much nicer!

As a pick-me-up, we bought some donuts on the way back and gobbled them on the sofa over coffee, whilst watching friends on American Netflix.  The ultimate Netflix and chill.

It was a sweet end to the day!

Speak soon,

Clo :)


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