A NEW YORK MINUTE – PT. 1

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A New York Minute is shorter than a blink of an eye, they say. And after 6 days of stumbling through this buzzing city of dreams I can totally see why. So many adventures, so little time.

The Big Apple welcomed us with open arms in form of a highly hospitable airport driver who stopped the cab right ON the motorway to let us take some obligatory skyline pictures. It might have been the mix of life-threatening experiences paired with American hospitality that instantly made me fall in love with New York City. Minutes later, on the way to our dreamy hotel, the concrete jungle finally swallowed our taxi and left me overwhelmed for 144 hours. And counting.

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The next thing I can remember is getting squeezed into a high-tech elevator, shooting us up to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. When you’re standing on this platform, crammed like a Penguin breeding ground, you know you’re about to see something special: The view over 8.4 million New Yorkers (tourist swarms not included) and their flashing streets. This is e p i c. Unforgettable, although I preferred Top of the Rock. Less tourists, more view. I stood there and felt so small. I mean how enormous is Central Park???

This is an American thing anyway: Everything is bigger, faster, fatter and louder. You even have to ask for a small menu at Mc Donald’s, which ends up being a European medium Haha. The NYC diet made me feel like a bloated whale. I blame you, heavenly cheddar cheese popcorn! And Choc Chip Cookies. And double cheese pizza. And…

At least I got to treat my long-haul tortured skin at the historical Kiehl’s Apothecary in East Village. As a big fan of their skincare range it was a great experience to dive into the brand history and how it all began.

The Pharmacy is a 15mins walk and 100 honking cars away from the Flat Iron Building. Who lives in there? And isn’t it annoying to live in one of the world’s most famous buildings? I mean you can’t just open the blinds half-naked because a million tourists is staring at your window and….your boobs.

Anyway, Grand Central Station is cool (Wifi everywhere and the biggest Apple Store I’ve ever seen) but not as cool as Times fuckin’ Square. It’s like the grown-up version of a Toys“R“us, full of dazzling advertisment, weirdos (the naked cowboy is boring, btw), food trucks and the Disney Store. Hashtag Bedazzled.

It’s just like Alicia said: If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

To be continued…

WEARING
SELECTED FEMME T-Shirt // ACNE STUDIOS Cardigan // LEVI’S Denim Skirt // GANNI Bag // ANCIENT GREEK Sandals 
13 COMMENTS
Renate said...

Ich weiß genau wovon Du schreibst. Ich war viermal in dieser Stadt und habe es immer geliebt. Das letzte Mal letztes Jahr für 10 Tage mit meinen Töchtern. Gewohnt mit AirBnB haben wir in Brooklyn und haben die Stadt wieder erkundet. Viele viele viele Eindrücke und niemals Langeweile…. Es gibt so viel zu sehen und erleben.

Stefanie said...

Nachdem ich diesen Post gelesen habe, vermisse ich NY gleich noch mehr! Als ich letztes Jahr dort war, war ich einfach nur überwältigt… Für mich als Architekturstudentin war es einfach unglaublich all die Gebäude zu sehen, von denen man lernt! Ich liebe diese Stadt einfach! Muss wirklich wieder hin! Diese Fotos sind einfach ein Traum!

Kathi said...

Wunderschöne Eindruck aus der Stadt die niemals schläft. Es freut mich, dass es dir dort so gut gefällt!!! Genieß die Zeit und hab ganz viel Spaß!
Liebst Kathi
http://www.meetthehappygirl.com

Lys said...

The pictures alone leave a huge impression on me, so I can’t imagine how awesome and beautiful the city must look in real life! Can’t wait to go to NYC in November.

Claudine said...

Ich liebe New York und freue mich immer über Eindrücke von anderen Reisenden, so wie jetzt von dir. Die riesigen Portionen sind wirklich sehr amerikanisch, auch wenn ich NY ansonsten eher europäisch finde.
Sehr schöne Fotos und Perspektiven, klasse! ♥

Liebe Grüße
Claudine / http://www.claudinesroom.com

Claire said...

Beautiful photos! I’m planning to return in December. My absolute favourite city.