Wilkommen to Williamsburg

When non-New Yorkers imagine life in New York, the main take is usually either a hectic life with no time to oneself or a life filled with spectacular events and glamour. Usually, the average New Yorker is on that scale, leaning towards one of those two lifestyles. I tend to find myself juggling the two, with weeks of constant work and no fun, while others, like this past one, with Broadway shows, birthday parties and a mind blowing trip to Williamsburg.

Anyone either in New York or planning a trip should definitely try to see Cabaret, one of the Broadway classics. Usually, I learn all the songs before watching a show, but this time I decided not to do any research or learn any other song than the world-famous opening number; Wilkommen. Alan Cumming was in the lead, co-starring the spectacular Michelle Williams, who will be followed by Emma Stone in November. Though Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch is my favorite show so far, Cabaret is pretty close to taking that spot.

Having lived in Manhattan ever since I first moved here, there hasn’t been a lot of reasons for me to venture out to Brooklyn or the other boroughs of NYC. There are 5 of them that make up NYC, while I have only visited Brooklyn and The Bronx, in addition to Manhattan. Arriving at JFK is hardly visiting Queens at all, and Staten Island is just not a place I have ever been interested in. In order to expand my geographic knowledge in this city, I have decided to visit at least 1 new place every week. Last week Grace and I went to Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo, and this week I decided that Williamsburg would be a fantastic spot to visit on this sunny day. I was accompanied by my lovely roommate Mari, and Ana. We visited some amazing local stores and were in awe of all the things Williamsburg has to offer.

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