Through my eyes: New York- Wanderlust

Through my eyes: New York comes to an end with my last post. Our 6 days trip to NYC has been great and looking back at all the adventures, pictures and memories we made, I am so happy and I hope we’ll be back to the Big Apple again!

Last, but not least I kept my favorite spots to visit in New York for this post. If you’re curious about it, don’t stop here and keep reading!

Brooklyn Bridge

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The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. The towers are built of limestone, granite, and cement.

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The bridge itself sees a constant stream of motor traffic, which you come very close to at the start of the pedestrian part of the bridge. As much as this is a tourist haven, it’s also a bustling, busy city. Foot traffic goes both ways on one half of the path, while the other half is reserved for bikes.

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About the Brooklyn Bridge: everyone who comes to New York should walk across it at least once. It’s a little over a mile long and the views are spectacular. You can see the Statue of Liberty out in the harbor on a clear day, and there’s a sense of wide open space, which is not an easy feeling to come by in New York.

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Even the Statue of Liberty can be observed

Chelsea Market

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A foodie’s paradise, design-lover’s dream, and shopper’s sanctuary, all housed in one historic building. I’m talking about the Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District. Formerly a Nabisco factory, Chelsea Market is now home to a huge number of vendors, as well as various offices.

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Like previous days, we explored the City walking  downtown from our hotel.  We arrived at Chelsea Market in the morning. The sooner you arrive the better it is. You will get away from the rushing hours and you’ll have time to scope out exactly what you want to see and do some grazing.

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try to avoid rush hours to enjoy the market

It should come as no surprise that all the shops in Chelsea Market are food related. But there is a large variety of shops available, including wines, spirits, chocolates, groceries, teas, spices, and more!

My absolute favorite place was The Lobster Place Seafood Market! Nina doesn’t like seafood but she took a tour of this seafood heaven with me.

The variety in the market was great! The quality looked really great all around. There’s the option to buy and eat clams and oysters at the moment. Beyond the seafood market, though, there are food vendors within The Lobster Place. There’s a huge variety of food to get, but the focus is definitely on lobster.

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Creamline

At lunch we stopped for burgers at Creamline. The name refers to the layer of cream that naturally separates and rises to the top of milk, pretty good name right?

I was expecting the burgers to be on the greasy side, but I was pleasantly surprised they weren’t overly greasy. They were pretty good, the meat was juicy enough and fries not too salty.

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I think Chelsea Market is a must-visit site in New York, especially if you love food. We spent some good time at the market, we checked almost every shop. Even though the burgers were really good, I would love to try the lobster roll or any sefood next time I’m coming back! It is a good idea to come early, or doing off times, however, as the crowds to get intense later on. By the time we left, the crowds were so dense, we were having a hard time just walking around!

Little Italy

Let’s not forget about Little Italy! It is one of the more fascinating neighborhoods in New York City and it has changed so much in the last few years. Immigrants from Naples and Sicily ventured to Little Italy, NYC in the 1880s, and the area once stretched from Canal to Houston Streets, between Lafayette Street and the Bowery. Nowadays things has changed, the Chinese community has been took over the Italian neighbor. Even though it’s not like the old times, there’s still plenty to see in this vibrant area.

I advice you to stop for lunch/ dinner or a simple dessert snack like we did.

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Gelato, always.

I hope you found useful information and had fun reading about my trip to New York!

Are you planning a trip to The Big Apple or did you miss my previous posts? Check them out below!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. As a former Brooklynite, I walked the bridge many, many times. When I first dated my hubby we had no money so we walked over the bridge to get to places in NY we wanted to go to: such as, museums and Central Park. On my 25 anniversary my hubby had a ring made of the Brooklyn Bridge. I treasure it. Your photos brought a smile. Thank you … Isadora 😎

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    1. Thanks for sharing it! Brooklyn Bridge is not just a bridge but a treasure, so many memories ❤️

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      1. It is indeed a treasure. If you have an opportunity there’s a video on YouTube on how it was built and the men who died doing it. Enjoy … alot of history. Thanks again : )

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      2. I’ll take a look! Thanks!

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