We did a lot of walking during our 5 days in New York. A lot. But that is part of the reason why I enjoy the city so much. Once you get away from the insanity in Midtown, it becomes an entirely different trip.
There was a bit of shopping – Husband had a spree in Uniqlo 5th Ave, and I spent an hour in Sephora 34th St which was BLISSFUL. Window shopping was equally as fun, especially down in Greenwich and SoHo.I introduced Husband to Bleecker, although felt a little sad as I had just read a NYT article on how gentrification has devastated the street. Bit of a downer.
4th July was fun though – a lot of residents had escaped the city to go to the beach, so there were some streets almost devoid of people. It felt a bit like we had the place to ourselves.
A trip to the Too Cool for School shop ended in frustration as it was closed for the holiday but I felt a bit of deja vu whilst cutting down Jersey Street (above). Just an average NYC alley, right? And then I realised where I had seen it – it’s the street where Carrie got mugged.
I am a phenomenal dork.
From here, we wandered around Nolita, visited Le Labo and Grenson. I was desperate to buy something but nothing grabbed me. Loved the area though.
Walking around Brooklyn was fun as well, and we got to see Anish Kapoor Descension which made me feel really unnerved.
Just around the corner from the Skylight Diner (and from our hotel), we stumbled across a very polite protest against B&H Photo. Always fun!
I don’t know when our next visit will be but we added some great standards to our New York routine. We’ll definitely stay further south and explore more of Brooklyn.
And maybe take the subway a bit more so my feet aren’t left utterly broken.