Gulliver’s Travels is one of the most unusual narratives ever introduced into the world of literature.
Inspired by the book, the exhibit, Gulliver’s Gate is one of the more unique experiences in New York City.
Visiting Gulliver’s Gate is akin to traveling the world without needing a passport or getting on an airplane. The visitor walks through realistic looking and technologically awe-inspiring miniatures of over twenty cities spread over five continents.
Ask anyone who lives in New York City and they will probably tell you that they avoid Times Square like the plague. But for Gulliver’s Gate, I would brave the crowd in Times Square just to revisit this amazing exhibit. It is fun for all ages, interactive and feels like you are traveling the world without leaving New York City.
I absolutely recommend it.
Gulliver’s Gate is at 216 W 44th Street in New York City and will be open until December 31st, 2019. Check the website for ticket availability and prices.
Many of my regular readers know that I am born and raised in the New York City area.
Like many locals, the only reason that I pass through Times Square is if necessity demands it.
But to tourists, Times Square is often the first place that they visit when they come to New York City.
Recently, Times Square has been inundated with costumed characters that charge for taking pictures.
Some of you may accuse me at the end of this piece of slut shaming or rehashing the double standard, but here I go anyway.
The latest addition to the side show that Times Square are topless woman wearing nothing but body paint and a thong.
What bothers me is not the lack of clothing, but the fact that these women are knowingly taking pictures with young children.
I get it, this city is not cheap. New York City is one of the most expensive places in the world to live in. But if you want to make a living like this, do it another way.
Not only is it illegal, but it opens a can of worms that is a little uncomfortable.
I’m not a prude, but these women need to cover up.
After work yesterday, I had an errand to run in Union Square. Union Square, for those who don’t know the layout of New York City is only a few short train stops away from Times Square. While it is not as busy as Midtown or Times Square, the neighborhood has a nice mix of homes and shops.
Most of the United States is experiencing a cold streak in the weather. The temperature does not tempt one go to go outside if one does not need to. During the very short time that I was out, I passed four different people, shivering in the cold and begging for spare change.
Seeing these people made me feel very grateful. I may not be a billionaire, nor do I have everything that I would want, but I have a lot to be grateful for. I have a roof over my head, food to fill up my stomach, a good job and a great network of family and friends who support and love me.
I have a lot to be grateful for.