The Experience in the Empire State

Traveling is one of my all-time favorite things to do and experience. On Wed, March 6, a group of four from the Billboard staff took a train into New York City, the city that never sleeps. During the trip, there were many things to experience; along with the conference, we went sightseeing and even got to experience people trying to sell us mix tapes.

Radio City

As we got there, the train station was full of people, and taking in the city, all while trying to navigate through people, was one of the toughest yet most interesting experiences of the trip. As we arrived at the hotel for check-in, it was time to figuratively digest all my surroundings, including a forty-plus story hotel with thousands of people. After settling down into our rooms, the four of us took on the sightseeing of New York, including going to Times Square. The next day, though, it was conference time and time to learn information about the different types of media. With conferences ranging from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., I had the ability to choose which information session I wanted to go to each day. The conferences had top notch speakers, giving valuable information not only for media, but also in terms of any career or field a person would take on. After each day of conferences, the four of us would take on the city, picking and choosing different sites to look at. Some of the key sites we saw were The Plaza Hotel, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square. Taking this trip was great because I had not been to  New York in almost ten years. Not only was the conference enjoyable, but so was the excitement and experiences of the city.



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