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Yesterday morning, I took an earlier train into #NYC with the intention of stopping by the Javits Center before heading to school. I had an hour & a half before class started and I wanted to make the most of it. So, I crossed 8th, 9th, & 10th Ave until I arrived at 11th Ave and saw the massive, architecturally-unique convention center before my eyes. I had been here before but I’m always in awe when I see it, mostly because I tie it to memories of me enjoying cars and seeing the physical building reminds me of those happy, joyful times.
When I arrived at the Javits Center, I was pleased to find the usual outdoor #Jeep display out front; a variety of Jeep models test their off-roading capabilities on stairs, hills, walls, etc. I believe you can go in the cars but I have never done so...perhaps that’ll change this year (I’m thinking taking a GoPro in one of those would be cool😏) It was the first of two press days and I saw tons of men and women dressed up in suits/business casual attire ready to cover the popular show.
I walked past the entrance starry-eyed as I saw a group of people holding up signs with the #Mercedes logo on them. They were greeting those who arrived in the gray GLS450s, Mercedes-Benz’s Media Shuttles. It’s safe to say I felt some serious fomo when I saw those. Every time I see a GLS I feel an instant connection to my childhood, and tons of my life memories come flooding back to me, so to see such a meaningful vehicle transport people to the NYIAS, my favorite car event of the year, made me feel like I was missing out. I would shortly be sitting in a classroom learning about calculus when all of these people would be checking out some of the coolest cars in the world just a few blocks away. It really put things into perspective for me.
After I left the Javits Center, I took a walk down 12th Ave, the street that runs parallel to the Hudson River. It was a cloudy, windy day so the views weren’t that great. However, I was ecstatic to find a helicopter on the other side of the fence that lined parts of 12th Ave. I have never been in a helicopter but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Seeing one on this day was unexpected yet awesome. 🙌 at Javits Center