For someone who lives 2,000 miles away from New York City, I’ve sure had some incredible experiences in the Big Apple.
I once watched David Letterman’s Late Show in the Ed Sullivan Theater green room as a guest of his guest, an amazing 90-year-old great-grandma powerlifter named Effie who did push-ups for him in a dazzling black dress. Another time, I had the opportunity to shoot free throws at Madison Square Garden. I even made one. I was at the world’s most famous arena for the first home game of the “Linsanity” phenomenon in 2012 when Harvard grad Jeremy Lin captivated the city with 28 points for the Knickerbockers against the Utah Jazz.
I also took part in a Midtown photo shoot when I was featured as a success-story centerfold in the Weight Watchers magazine a few years and several dozen pounds ago.
And there was the time I got arrested at a Yankees game, but that’s a blog for another day.
The highlight of my most recent trip to New York City happened in a subway at about midnight [Read more…]