I woke up one morning with the intention of wanting to do something crazy. Both the timing and the situation were perfect. I called my friends and then told them the plan. At first, they were hesitant but after a little peer pressure, they finally caved in. In a few hours, all of my friends arrived at my house on their bikes. They brought bottled water and granola bars for energy, some money in case of emergency and they were even wearing all black as if we were going to rob a bank.
As I led them to he location, the whole time they were so curious to Just where I were taking them. But once we got there, they knew exactly where we were going, the North Shore Towers, the tallest buildings on Long Island. I promised them that we were going to find a way to get to the top. It looked impossible at first, but I was determined. I saw that the place was guarded by a security guard, but to the left, was a dark empty golf course. We locked our bikes and hopped the fence onto the property.
We walked eight into the building but we got some weird looks considering the North Shore Towers is mainly old retired couples and we were a gang of teenagers wearing all black. The bottom floor of the North Shore Towers was set up like a miniature mall. There was a bank, arcade, movie theatre, restaurants, and stores. Once we made it to the elevators, we realized you needed a card to get through the doors, so one of my friends used his Struck gift card and we were in the clear.
We took the elevator all he way up to the penthouse; we were so high up that my ears actually popped. We walked up a flight of stairs to the top. At the top, there was an emergency door that sounded when opened and a window, we opened the window to get into the roof, we had to go into stealth mode because there were cameras at every corner, and we ended up sneaking around the cameras to the view. The view was spectacular, I got to see the whole island of Manhattan lit up, the bridges, the buildings, the cars, helicopters, it was such a sight.
I stood there for a few minutes with all of my friends and I felt as if I didn’t have a care in the world and Just for little bit, it felt like nothing mattered, even though I trespassed onto private property to stand on the edge of one of the tallest buildings in my area. But like all good things, it had to come to an end. We had to all go home because it was indeed getting late. I feel as if that night will always be a memory in my head because from that night on, I felt like it brought my friends and I closer together.
I just can’t fathom the fact of how Just a small little moment could impact a whole group of teenagers. I still go past that building and think of all the memories we made that day. That small, camera flooded rooftop will impact my friends and I for the rest of our lives. The quotes and sayings are true, the best things in life are definitely free and we should really cherish the little things in life because those are the things that keep us going as individuals. Personal narrative for college By Joseph-Flynn