Welcome to my follow-up of Dangerous Dan Does Deutschland! Dangerous Dan abandoned me at home once again – this time, it was to attend his very own bachelor party! (Yes, we’re getting married! Exciting!) Dangerous Dan spent six glorious days in the Big Apple, and I asked him to share his experience with me (in words and in photos).
Why did you choose to go to New York City for your bachelor party?
We wanted to watch a baseball game, and then we decided we should go to a place with a nice park. We thought about going to Los Angeles, but realized it’s a bit far and it’s really inconvenient to get around in LA without a car so then we thought, “We should just go to New York.” Even though New York doesn’t have the nicest stadium, they still have a decent team. Plus, we chose a game where they [the New York Yankees] were playing the Red Sox, which is a classic rivalry.
Why did you watch so much baseball while in New York City?
We wanted to watch the Yankees game. The Mets game was just because we were in the city anyway, and it was an afternoon game so it gave us something to do. And Citifield was really nice.
Name the coolest place you visited while in New York City.
There’s the High Line. It’s very interesting because it used to be a railroad for suppliers to get their food into the city. They don’t use it anymore obviously, but now they use it as a walkway, and it goes past many different buildings so it gives you a very unique look at some of the architecture.
We also went to watch the filming of The Late Show by Stephen Colbert. It was really interesting. It’s pretty much what happens in the episode, with just a little bit of music in between, and you get to hear him before the show. He talks to you and gives you a chance to do some Q and A.
Is Stephen Colbert everything you dreamed he’d be?
He’s less sarcastic in real life.
What was your favourite meal?
I went to the 3-Michelin star restaurant in the Trump International Hotel. I forgot what it was called … Can you look it up? (It’s Jean Georges.) We had a 3-course meal for $40-$50 for lunch. I think we all got the same salad … the shrimp salad. The shrimp was really good, the salad was really good. I had cod or something. It was okay. The other guys got better dishes. Then I got the chocolate cake. That was also very good.
Did you watch any exciting shows on Broadway?
Of course! We watched Kinky Boots. That was a lot of fun! We didn’t have anything to do on the first night, so we went to Times Square to the Broadway ticket booth, where you can get last-minute tickets for half the price. Kinky Boots was a lot of fun – the choreography and the music were really flashy. They had a sequence where they did a dance on conveyor belts. We also watched Wicked, which is like a Disney movie on stage.
What was the most interesting that happened to you during your trip?
We decided to go to the 3-Michelin star restaurant in the morning. On the website it says you need to have formal dress, but none of us had formal wear, so we just wore untucked dress shirts and jeans, and then we showed up, and it was like 2:00 so it was after lunch and no one was there, but they still let us in and totally judged us.
Describe your Airbnb experience.
We lived in Jackson Heights in a small single-floor townhouse … I don’t know what that’s called in New York. It was very nice! Our hostess had a very nice place; it was very neat and tidy. And she gave us croissants!
To finish things off, here are some photos that Dangerous Dan took in Central Park:
This is where Stuart Little raced that boat!
And if you’re interested in what I did when I went to New York a few years ago, take a look here and here!