I woke up to a sunny morning and what was going to be another hot day. So I put on a summer dress and my sneakers. Made sure my water bottle was properly refilled. And set off without a jacket to the street. I had no idea that once I reached Coney Island, the sunlight … Continue reading NYC Impressions: a portrait of Coney Island, Brooklyn
I had to get myself into an observation deck. I know these places are overpriced. I know that. And I embraced it. I took some time researching what would be the best observation deck. I decided the Top of the Rock would do - I wanted a view of New York from above that included … Continue reading NYC Impressions – At the top of the Rock
You may want to crucify me after admitting this but I had never understood what was the big deal with the Brooklyn Bridge. Taking the stage as background for so many movies and series, this is one of the most photographed sights in NYC. Yet, that was before seeing it in person. You know when … Continue reading NYC Impressions – The Brooklyn Bridge
On the first of June, the month known as Pride Month, I happened to be in the place where, 53 years ago, the famous Stonewall Riots took place. These riots were the catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. Former President Barack Obama designated this site a National … Continue reading NYC Impressions – The Stonewall Inn, Love is Love
On my first day in New York City, the thermometers hit 36 degrees Celsius - or, to be precise to the location, 96.8 Fahrenheit. I'm someone who can only indulge in such high temperatures when I'm at the beach with the possibility of running into the water every thirty minutes. Yet, there I was, in … Continue reading NYC Impressions – it’s hot in the city!