Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Coney Island

Friday, October 9th, 2009

A day at the beach was the perfect way to end the New York experience. We chatted with a local from Brooklyn, Anthony, flying his kite here since he was a kid. Coney Island was also filled with jewish people celebrating their Hoshana Rabbah and a day off. We celebrated with a soft ice and a long walk in the sun and light breeze. Thank you New York for having us. See you soon again, we have a lot of things still to see, do and eat.

And if I’d ever believe in fortune cookies it would be the ones from tonights dinner in Chinatown.

Zup Dawg!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Mobile Notes

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

While waiting for the only thing on my shopping list (a 35 mm Nikon lens) to arrive at Cameraland I’m learning to live without a real camera. Also because of the pain of carrying it around for hours. Here’s what I found in the iPhone instead to document today (and one from yesterday).

Just to emphasize. The dog from Williamsburg was…small.

Famous Kat’z Delicatessen became the object of lunch-hunger while in Soho.

Resting at Manhattan bridge.

Wafel poetry in Greenwich Village.

Live entertainment in the subway.


Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Time to explore the famous neighborhoods of the city. But first things first. Bagels at Wichcraft on 34th street.

Then Williamsburg, upon recommendations from friends. A short ride on the metro brings us to a completely different atmosphere in Brooklyn. We make a spontaneous stop for some manicure and pedicure - Asian style. Fast, efficient and affordable.

Yes, it’s real. And no bigger than a pair of sneakers.

Newly lacquered, we continue to Bedford avenue for some vintage shopping in a really great area. I found this great little cook shop Whisk (one of the few places where I could stay for hours amongst china, wine openers and melamine).

On the way back we try to find one of the worlds largest China town. Not as easy as it sounds actually. We needed to ask several locals before finding the core. Then it became so busy we immediately became tired and went home.

The tastiest pomegranade soda.

Miss K considers laundering.

Back in Jersey Miss K flirted with the reception and washed up five more of their delicious signature chocolate chip cookies. A sweet ending of a long and interesting day.

The Metro Diary

Monday, October 5th, 2009

My shoulders were in pain this morning. I decided to leave my 2 kg camera at the hotel and made sure miss K brought a more compact, pain-free version. A quiet morning walk on the bayside, met some nice Chinese people fishing in the morning mist. All guided by a friend I met in Paris, Saint Jamais. It seems to be our destiny to meet in hotel lobbies. First Paris and now New York.

Miss K did her duties at Bergdorf Goodman where I found ear muffs made out of shaved squirrels (or whatever), for a bargain 190 USD plus tax (8%). They stayed in the store. Then we watched deffed old men on roller skates in Central Park. And to round up another long day, some Korean dinner.


Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Gosh I’m too tired to write anything today. After 13 hours of jet-laggy sleep we walked for hours and now I’m just ready for another sleeping session after meeting a friend over a juicy hotel burger. Good night and more from the Asians in New York soon!

Our PATH station.

Emmet, 6 months, supposedly half greyhound, half chihuahua.

Miss K and yellow cabs.

Grand Central Terminal.

33rd street, heading back to Jersey City.