New York Inside & Out- Places


From the eyes of mine and with a heart for this city. I’ve never been a city-lover but New York is a different story altogether.

Iconic NYC landmarks

  1. Grand Central station IMG_2086-1IMG_2129 IMG_2365
  2. Empire State building 
    IMG_2381
  3. Chrysler building IMG_2361
  4. World Trade Center IMG_3018-1
  5. 9/11 
    IMG_2975
  6. Statue of Liberty IMG_3078
  7. Flatiron Building IMG_2590
  8. Charging Bull, Wall Street
    Maestro Arturo Di Modica’s world-famous Charging Bull achieved overnight stardom after the artist dropped it off in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in violation of city permits. The sculpture rapidly became an urban legend and now, an international icon.  IMG_3023
  9. High Line IMG_2792 IMG_2813
  10. Chelsea marketIMG_1881
    IMG_1918
  11. IMG_1922
  12. The Strand

See some of the world’s most antic books.

IMG_1987
IMG_2003

IMG_2014

13. New York Public Library, Bryant Park

IMG_2320

14. Broadway Musical

IMG_2826

Famous Bridges

  1. Brooklyn bridge IMG_3120 IMG_3154
  2. Manhatten bridge IMG_2867
  3. Queensboro bridge, Queens IMG_1383
  4. Williamsburg bridge, Brooklyn

Noteworthy Places

Manhatten (arranged from North to South)

Central Park
IMG_1846IMG_1783

5th Ave

High-end shoppingIMG_1766
IMG_1771 IMG_1775

Broadway

Shopping

Times SqIMG_1516

M&Ms IMG_2476 IMG_2477

Shopping

Soho

Shopping

Union Square

Christmas market IMG_2944

Whole Foods supermarket IMG_2030

NYU

Rockefeller Center

Christmas TreeIMG_1556

Bryant Park

Ice skating

IMG_2293

Hudson River

Situated at the West of Manhatten

MUST-GO if it’s a clear blue day, to watch the sunset. I recommend pairing Chelsea Market (indoors) & High Line on the same trip


IMG_2746
IMG_2716

Tribeca

Greenwich

A village quite famously filmed by many popular movies e.g. I am Legend, Friends

Colourful, artistic bohemian culture

Cradle of the LGBT movement- keep a lookout for a street named Gay Street!

Washington Square Arch

Bleecker StreetIMG_1947

East River

Where Manhatten & Brooklyn bridges reside. It’s the river that flanks Manhatten and Queens

Wall Street

Battery Park IMG_3004

Brooklyn IMG_2872

Bedford Ave  IMG_2931

Brooklyn Bridge Promenade IMG_2859

QueensIMG_1376

The only places I didn’t go were Bronx & Harlem.

Museum

Not an exhaustive list ‘cuz museums aren’t exactly my thing.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Free on Fridays from 4pm

American Museum of Natural History

Pay at your own cost


IMG_1690

New York is not complete if you don’t:

Talk to a stranger.IMG_3032

Enter random streets (and be greeted by friendly New Yorkers.)IMG_2637

See Manhatten in its night light.IMG_3047

Appreciate street music.

Be amazed by vandalism.IMG_2250

Bask in the sunlight (when there is.) IMG_2756

Enjoy the weather, whether rain or snow.IMG_2420

People-watch.IMG_1533

Walk into random food joints/ cafes/ bars. Every single one of them are pretty in their own way.IMG_2661

Be thankful for space in Singapore.  IMG_1492

Stop and appreciate the beauty of New York.

IMG_2652IMG_1932

If you’re lucky, maybe you can catch a Black demonstration, like I did.

Food (click link)

Transport (click link)

To my friends bound for New York, I hope you enjoy this concrete jungle as much as I enjoyed my time there!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s