Guys, you cannot believe if I told you I was fidgeting to write this post. I am not sure why it took me so long writing this.
I mean, where do I even start?
New York City has stolen my heart the moment we stepped on the cab and wandered through the city in our stay the first time. It was the first city that we visited in the US. Anyway, every time we went back, it kept having that sparkle of magic that the city gives you as you walk through the concrete jungle.
When we visit, we normally stay in Nolita (and as close as possible to Milkbar?). Nolita is a vibrant part of SoHo, in Lower Manhattan. If I had to compare it to a London quarter it would be something like Shoreditch. It is populated by mainly younger people, between 20s and 30s. Full of hip cafes and restaurants, it is the spot to stay in.
Plus is also merging with Little Italy, where you can find all the most delicious Italian foods! I mean, WIN WIN WIN here.
We have a few favourites that we visit all the time, like Prince St Pizza, Milk Bar Nolita and Ruby’s Cafe to name a few. Plus, let me not get started on Wholefoods or Trader’s Joe!
New York City is also really easy to walk around.
The road system in major cities in the US – correct me if I am wrong – is based on a grid system. It means that, unlike London, the streets are straight and it’s pretty impossible to get lost.
So from Nolita, you can walk straight up and you will easily end up in Union Square where you can admire the infamous Flat Iron Building.
From there you can walk all the way up to the Empire State Building and a little further up to Central Park.
I am not gonna list ALL the things we have visited or done, cos I will need way more than one post.
However, don’t forget to visit Brooklyn while you are there. It is so beautiful and so full of life. Honestly my second favourite part of New York after NoHo.
I honestly cannot wait to be able to fly again and be in the city of dreams again!