Every year on Labor Day New Yorkers from the West Indies and surrounding countries celebrate the West Indian Carnival along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Unfortunately I didn’t snap that many pictures while watching the parade (but I posted two short clips on Instagram here and here) – I was too consumed by the music, the… Read More NYC. West Indian Labor Day Parade 2017 in Brooklyn.
I’m nout a fan of the suburbs, never been and probably never will be. But even as a city girl I can’t deny that suburban living has some perks: the quiet, the space, tree-lined street, detached houses and front and backyards. And now I finally found a suburb I’d be happy to live in: Ditmas Park… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. Exploring Ditmas Park.
The Underhill Walls are a street art project curated by Frankie Velez and Jeff Beler on the corner of Underhill Avenue and St. Johns Place in Prospect Heights. The “Frida’s Choice” (or as I call it: “Frida from the block”) piece by Albertus Joseph was my favourite, but all the other artworks are equally good.… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. The Underhill Walls street art project in Prospect Heights.
At the end of my NYC trip I finally took the time to explore Red Hook, a waterfront neighborhood in Brooklyn.… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. Exploring Red Hook.
Since 5Pointz in Queens is gone the Bushwick Collective is the best place to see street art in NYC. Here’s what I saw when I visited in early September: The Bushwick Collective is right at the Jefferson Street stop of the L train, about 15 minutes from Union Square in Manhattan.
During this years visit to New York I made good use of the new ferry system called “NYC Ferry” that was inaugurated this spring. New York is a city of islands: first and most popular Manhattan and as the name suggests Staten Island, but the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are also located on an… Read More New York. Exploring the city with the new NYC Ferry system.
After five nights in Brooklyn and two on the Bowery (the recap is here) I moved to the Chelsea International Youth Hostel. My single room with a shared bathroom (though you have a sink and a mirror in your room) cost me about $90 a might, which is a sweet deal for Manhattan. A breakfast… Read More NYC in summer 2017. Recap Pt II: 4 days in Chelsea.
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.
A bunch of pictures I’ve taken during my two weekends in NYC in May (recaps are here and here).