I think Greenwich Village has to have been one of my favorite areas, alongside Brooklyn both of which reminded me a little of home, especially Greenwich Village which was like an American Portobello Road. Very cool. Harlem was different but nice to see another side to the city away from all the shininess of the usual tourist attractions. As my dear mother said it felt like Brixton with an American accent.
Canal street and Chinatown were crazy. I don't think I have never been offered so much faux Louis Vuitton in my life. We stayed in Soho which was fabulous; just a doorstep from the hustle and bustle of Broadway & a cough away from Canal Street station. Convenience at its best.
If you are ever in New York then make sure you go to Cafe Reggio in Greenwich Village where it seems all artists and poets go to create. There is s also Cranberry Deli which was just off Times Square that we were introduced to by my darling sister who was lucky enough to visit NY last year. She took me and my mama on our first outing out. I think every food possible was created in that cafe. From wraps to sushi to Pizza to curry. You name it. They had it. And it tasted damn gooooood. I do realize that I am in danger of talking about food throughout this whole post but I will try my best not to.
Waffles & Strawberries at Cafe Reggio. Greenwich Village. YUM.
Caffe Reggio, 119 Macdougal Street, New York, NY 10012
Open from 8am till 4am! Late night coffee stops.Yum.
One of the highlights has to be walking from Brooklyn to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time (hopefully not the last). It's one of my favorite bridges though I didn't think it was possible to have one but there is, and I do. It was beautiful to say the least.
|The Infamous NY Taxi|
|Saw this being painted outside the Urban Outfitters store. Union Square.|
|Shuttle platform: Grand Central|
|Me. New Yorker style|
The Tory Burch bag that would complete me. Bloomingdales.
|Sky. Empire State|
|Emu eggs at Union Square Market|
|And from Below|
888 & 881 Broadway at East 19th Street,NY, NY10003
The Gold Roof
Monet at MoMA. The picture does not do it justice. Beautiful
Cookies from Cranberry Deli
115 West 45th Street, NY 10036
Lady on the subway
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Before I forget I must say that if there's one thing that New York does well it's a building. I don't think I ever got used to the size of everything & it's not just the buildings it's the food too. Portions for everything were HUGE. Americans can definitely eat.
The Pancake & Bacon Diet
|New York. Love.|