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Old January 26th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #1
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NYC - World's BestCity? Parts 2&3

Day 3

Part 1


Anyways, continuing...
So I left my hotel room to go to Harlem, since it was Sunday and I deeply craved some soul food. I took the following pictures en route to Harlem, don't expect any shots from the seedy subway :haha:

Immigrants-The backbone of NYC

This guy looked like he woke up on the wrong side of the bed

Patterns




A little bit of grit


Roosevelt Island gondola/tram

Some lovely avenue, I almost got ran over here

In the garage about to enter my car, excuse the people in the foreground :tup:

My car, not bad eh?

So I finally got to Harlem, and before I could say Missisippi, I was met by this advert

Now, some shots of Harlem....I thought it would look a whole lot worse.




I went to Sylvia's Soul Food, for well.....Soul Food

Afterwards, I walked around the corner to see "New Harlem", it was quite the experience seeing new buildings in an atmosphere that was reminiscent of the 1970s (Black power mumbo-jumbo/keep US hands off Zimbabwe/etc)

Man, I missed out on the shot of the pimp standing in front of the Starbucks decked out in a Mink fur coat :koko:


The Apollo

Some mean African guys who didn't want their picture taken. i call them the "African-American Librarians"


After seeing Harlem, I headed to Washington Heights, the heart of NYC's large Dominican community




After I took this shot, the 2 guys in the jeep sped down and gave me dirty looks while eating a submarine sandwich and yapping on their cell phone

2 of the rather "interesting" vehicles I encountered:


Dominican-owned businesses

Typical 'Heights street

the ever-breathtaking view

181st Street, one of the more popular throughfares in W.H


Street vendors sold everything on this street, from knock-off Chanel perfume to greasy Dominican street food

The bank of the Dominican Republic even made an appearance!

Saw this chilling poster at the subway station:


Then I went to Greenwhich Village (by NYU) and later Soho, the trendy shopping mecca.




Ouch.

Modern?

Not

These buildings remind me of neopolitan-flavored ice cream

Ahh, Soho


The crowds were insane to say it was about to rain

That one famous DKNY mural :whip:

The gyros were amazing!

Some streets, I don't recall which ones, though.


Garbage bags were everyone, something that took some getting used to.

The Sopranos

The little details on this building were ridiculous

I call this the NYC architecture melting pot: all of the old buildings have healthy servings of brick and iron, many of the new ones have all that shiny glass and opaque glass
Alot of Indians...well,South Asians.

Old meets new?

Central Park......


World Peace??

mirror,mirror on the skyscraper

The ultra-modern Apple store

Some of the varying architecture, the architecture was a melting pot












I had this great sandwich from some run of the mill deli

Then I went to the Rockerfeller Center and Top of the Rock. Maybe a tad bit overrated? Also kind of sad how they try to milk you for money by conveniently dropping you off in a tourist-trap when the elevator comes back down.




After hearing on the news for the whole time about the new ball having 600 crystals and using the same amount of energy as 10 toasters, I finally saw the darn thing.


Bye NYC! See you again sometime?
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Old January 29th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #2
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78 views and no replies?

That can't be right...
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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #3
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more exciting pictures, really gets me excited about moving there.


i just love how nyc has rows of skyscrapers so tall the block the light from the street.


thanks for these.
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god i miss it

i love the way that it does have some more "ugly" scenes in it, but somehow, they all combine in a weird way - it is never a "sooo beautiful" city, and still something about it excites people much more than Paris and Buenos Aires... well at least excite me
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Old February 19th, 2008, 12:01 AM   #5
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Old February 19th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #6
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