NEW YORK, TRAVELS

New York Photo Diary – Part I

14 October 2014

So you probably already guessed, but our trip to New York was pretty much a carousel of coffee shops, yellow cabs, sweaty subway rides, eyeing-out New York’s incredible skyline and multiple helpings of Google maps in the hopes of finding New York’s best-kept secrets. Lol!

This said I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
There is by far no better way to discover a city than in the skin of a local, and despite the relatively limited time we had to spare in the big apple, I think we did a pretty good job.

New York is definitely one of my favorite must-go cities in the world for several reasons.

As I have a relatively long list of “things-we-did” in the big apple, I thought it would be convenient and handy to talk about a few of our many excursions and some favorite spots based on their neighborhoods.

I’ll be dedicating the next 3 articles on things you can get up to in the 6 principal districts of Manhattan.

TIMES SQUARE

To start with, the B and I debuted our very first NYC venture with a 15min walk from the Empire Hotel via Columbus Circle and Broadway, to Times Square.

Oh Times Square! Wow!!

There is absolutely nothing like it. It’s like walking on stage with a million lights shining on you, an auditorium full of people you’ve never met and a script you’ll never need to learn by heart. It’s out-of-this-world-magical!

We strolled up and down Broadway a full hour gazing up in fascination at the millions of fluorescent lights draping the even more impressive buildings. And as the city lives up to its “insomniac” reputation, we improvised a picnic under the promising bright lights of Times Square with the sweet, euphoric buzz of hooting taxis and passers-by humming in the background.

Times Square

Times Square

Times Square Traffic

Times Square Traffic

NYPE Blues station - Times Square

NYPE Blues station – Times Square

Starbucks Picnic under fluorescant lights

Starbucks Picnic under fluorescant lights

Midnight Chai Tea Latte :)

Midnight Chai Tea Latte 🙂

Broadway never looked this good... :)

Broadway never looked this good… 🙂

LOWER MANHATTAN AND THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT:

Day 2 of our New York ventures, started with coffee (like all mornings thereafter) at Toby’s Estate in the Flatiron District. More about this trendy spot in my article entitled “A New York food Guide” (coming soon).

Once we were sufficiently caffeinated, we made for our first stop: Tribeca and the buzzing moneymaking district. Our visit started off with a stopover at the legendary Wall Street Stock Exchange before hoping over to neighboring “Ground zero”, a spectacular memorial constructed on the former World Trade Centre site in tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

Following this rather moving experience, we headed off to the South Ferry Loop to catch the South Ferry heading to Liberty Island for an Epic view of the Statue of Liberty.

Back on shore, we made a quick stop over at the famous Century 21 department store – for curiosity’s sake, before heading back up north to the chic suburbs of Upper West Side for an early afternoon aperitif at Loeb’s Boathouse.

Good morning from the Empire Hotel

Good morning from the Empire Hotel

Breakfast at Toby's Estate

Breakfast at Toby’s Estate

Financial District

Financial District

True Blue - World Trade Center Site

True Blue – World Trade Center Site

Ground Zero Memorial - WTC

Ground Zero Memorial – WTC

The Statue of Liberty - Liberty Island

The Statue of Liberty – Liberty Island

The Face of Freedom - Statue of Liberty

The Face of Freedom – Statue of Liberty

A perfect afternoon on the Upper West Side

Strawberry Fields - Central Park

Strawberry Fields – Central Park

Luscious Central Park

Luscious Central Park

Lake view from the Loeb boathouse

Lake view from the Loeb boathouse

GREENWICH VILLAGE, CHELSEA & THE MEAT PACKING DISTRICT

Once occupied by a multitude of industries, the “Village” offers some of modern day New York’s most picturesque views of Manhattan thanks to its quaint brick houses, refined galleries and boutiques and vibrant night clubs.

The High Line, a former railway line that marks the Iconic “Village” life, is one of Greenwich’s biggest attractions thanks to its beautiful, organic promenade and a breathtaking view over Chelsea at Sunset – amongst other things.

Union Square Farmer's Market

Union Square Farmer’s Market

View of the High Line - minus the fence

View of the High Line – minus the fence

All red everything - Grey Joànes Street

All red everything – Grey Joànes Street

Japanese feeding going down at Hanamizuki Cafe

Japanese feeding going down at Hanamizuki Cafe

Fabulous Architecture in the Chelsea Neighbourhood

Fabulous Architecture in the Chelsea Neighbourhood

Meatpacking District

Meatpacking District

The High Line at sunset

The High Line at sunset

Nightfall over the High Line

Nightfall over the High Line

Pink Paradisio - fabulous sunset over the High Line in the Chelsea District

Pink Paradisio – fabulous sunset over the High Line in the Chelsea District

Hope you enjoyed this mini gallery that has sure revived some fabulous memories.

Stay tuned for Part II of my New York Travel diary. Coming soon.

Teekay

xxx

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Comments

  1. Jaela Lopez

    14 October 2014 at 3:32 PM Reply

    Beautiful photos….I’m happy you came to New York and got to meet both you and your boyfriend. So happy about that. Have a bless day and Love you

    1. Teekay

      14 October 2014 at 3:58 PM Reply

      Aaaw babe! Love you even more! Truly blessed to have finally gotten to meet you. xxxx

  2. blogmoninstant

    15 October 2014 at 12:53 PM Reply

    Hi love !

    Wow, this is magical. Your photos are beautiful and make me wanna go there badly ! I can’t wait for the following articles.

    I loved to feel your excitement through your text ! I could definitely feel how much you loved it there, and how much of a dream it was for you !

    Looking forward the rest of it love !

    Tons of kisses,

    Marion. ♥

  3. moonstone34

    19 October 2014 at 1:52 AM Reply

    Oh wow, what beautiful picture. I love the way you’ve captured the spirit of New York. I can’t wait to see part 2 🙂 New York is on my list of places to visit!

    xo,
    Jackie

  4. THE HOTJEM Fashion Blog

    12 November 2014 at 2:13 PM Reply

    I lvoe your photos! I am in NYC everyday and I still get fascinated by it so I can imagine how you felt! Lovely pictures and makes anyone feel like they have been there. I have tons of pics myself of NYC which I am in the process of posting and after seeing this I definitely will! Take care and enjoy your stay.

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