Yesterday was a really big moment for Kendall Schmidt: the Big Time Rush and Heffron Drive singer got inducted into the Ride of Fame in New York City, and he now has his very own seat on NYC Sightseeing buses. That pretty much solidifies his status as a real New Yorker, so when TWIST caught up with him at the event, we asked him to dish some of his favorite memories of the city.
"I remember the first BTR show was in Times Square, that was our first show ever. That was a big memory, I will never forget that," he shares with us. "Talk about nerve-wrecking. That was crazy."
"Another memory, playing Webster Hall with Heffron Drive was cool, [and] going to the top of the Empire State Building? I did that with [James] Maslow. I just love being here."
Now, Kendall isn't just a visitor in the big city, he's taking advantage of really being a part of the atmosphere.
"I actually stay at an apartment now, when I come to the city. I don't even have to check into a hotel anymore," he says. "It's not my apartment, but I stay at an apartment. So that feels cool, I've been taking the subway everywhere this trip, I actually have a Metro card! I wear my headphones and listen to music. I think I'm an official New Yorker at this point. The only thing I don't have is the ID."
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