Hello folks, we recently made our way to the east coast NYC for a little work and play. It was our first time back since we were little chitlins with no idea about what New York truly had to offer. Being there for only 7 nights, I’m still not sure if we got to experience absolutely everything, but good lord we made our best efforts and tried. Early mornings, late nights and probably more walking than we’ve done in a year in Vancouver. New York City is and will always be one of the most incredible metropolises in the universe. Follow along in our photo journal with dashes of commentary all the way through. This is the Big Apple in a flash!
Our first couple of days were dedicated to familiarizing ourselves with the subway system, which after a few confusing twists and turns, turned out to be quite an efficient mode of transportation throughout Manhattan. I guess it’s the only logical mode for city dwellers. After settling into our quaint East Village studio rental, we committed ourselves everyday to visiting a few major landmarks and eating good food, not to mention my long lists of random points of interest. First stop = paying our respects to the fallen at the 911 memorial site.
Midway through our trip we felt the need to venture outside of the incredible retail neighbourhoods of lower Manhattan (more of this in our next post) and the towering landmarks in Midtown. We took a trip out to Harlem and the gothic cathedrals in the Upper West Side. Highlights included seeing the housing projects where LL and Diddy stayed, checking out the church where Malcolm and Martin used to preach and seeing the streets where Juice was filmed. Before long we were back in the heart, with evening views of the bright lights until we took an evening stroll to Hell’s Kitchen for a concert.
Where’s Brooklyn At? We found out one day as we headed east on the L train. We woke up early to dig for vintage and grab eats from the vendors at Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Flea Market. Later that weekend we spent a Sunday afternoon at the ball park. The atmosphere in the new Yankee Stadium is unlike any other. Cold brew + die-hard fans is a pleasant equation.
The obligatory Statue of Liberty ferry tour was well worth it. Tourists get feisty though hopping over each other for the best shot of Lady Lib’. Posted up behind the cages to watch some ballers in Washington Square then off to catch the Chances with Wolves crew during their 2-hour Monday set at open air East Village Radio.
We apologize for the sparse randomness of it all, capturing the moment through photographs will always be secondary to first hand experience. Second photo journal to come soon!
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