1. The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens The Unisphere was built by the United States Steel Cooperation for the World’s Fair in 1964/65. It’s “dedicated to man’s aspirations toward peace through mutual understanding and symbolizing his achievements in an expanding universe”. A smaller version of it can be found at Columbus Circle in… Read More NYC. The 15 best public art pieces in New York City.
I was supposed to fly to New York in a few days, but I just got a job offer I can’t decline and had to cancel my flight. 😦 Though I’m a bit sad about not heading back to New York, more work means more money and that means more travels in the future. 🙂… Read More NYC. Things to do in New York in Summer.
One of my favourite past-times in New York is visiting one of the many flea and/or food markets on the weekend, such as the Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg or Hell’s Kitchen Flea. During my last visit I got to visit the Hester Street Fair on the Lower East Side and the LIC Flea & Food in Queens… Read More NYC. Markets: Hester Street Fair and L.I.C. Flea & Food
On Wednesday after I had breakfast at Chelsea Market, I visted the new Whitney Museum. The museum just opened its new downtown location in the Meatpacking District, right next to the High Line on Friday May 1st. There was a long line outside the museum and I prepared myself to be waiting to get in for… Read More NYC. Recap and favourite Instagrams. May 2015 – Day 6-10
I just came back from my trip to New York and Madrid. For the first 3 nights I stayed at the Bowery House: a former flop-house now turned into a stylish hostel. The rooms (cabins) do not have a ceiling and only thin walls but the price (~$75/night) and location are unbeatable. I loved their… Read More NYC. Recap & favourite Instagrams. May 2015 – Day 1-5
Last night 80% of the famous graffiti mecca “5 Pointz” in Queens were painted white, the first step to turn the old warehouse into luxury condos. A sad day for graffiti lovers all over the world and especially those, who fought for it’s upkeep within the last years. 5pointz has been a must on my… Read More NYC. Queens. 5Pointz is gone.
The Gantry Plaza State Park is located right at the East River in the Long Island City nighborhood of Queens. I first visited this park in March 2012 and went back there last September. My favourite part of the park are the hammocks: If you’re not lucky enough to score a free hammock, the sunbeds are… Read More NYC. Queens. Long Island City. Gantry Plaza State Park. summer edition.
this huge advertising for pepsi is located within the gantry plaza state park in hunters point/long island city in queens, right at the east river. the sign, which was constructed in 1936 and is 120-foot long and 60-foot high, used to be atop the pepsi bottling plant (which closed in 1999) and was moved to the park… Read More nyc. queens. long island city. the pepsi cola sign.
all photos are from september 2012, more photos from that visit are here. more information about 5pointz in this post or on 5pointz.com Related articles NYC. Queens. 5Pointz is gone. new york city. really has it all. part II. NYC. Manhattan. 14th Street / Eight Avenue station. Life Underground by Tom Otterness. NYC. Brooklyn.… Read More nyc. queens. long island city. 5pointz. graffiti mecca.
visiting Venice Beach as i said before: i fell in love with venice beach the second i got there. this place is so special and i can’t wait to go back. unfortunately my bank account won’t allow me to do that anytime soon, but i’ll keep dreaming of it. my best memories of the 3 days i spent there… Read More 2012. 2 of my travel highlights.