Summer in New York.
It’s when life takes on a slower pace. Manhattan wakes up later. On Sundays, the streets are uncomplicated and easy to navigate given the lack of foot and car traffic. This is in large part due to the island’s residents escaping the heat of the concrete in favour of shorelines in far-flung Jersey Shore, Rockaway Beach, or The Hamptons.
Summer – a perfect time to appreciate the city. Starting with breakfast in the West Village, meandering in the quieter and more industrial parts of Soho, then cooling down in my home ‘hood of Williamsburg. This is what Sundays are all about.
Sunday, summery Sunday. My pictorial of New York, today. Enjoy!
Caffe Reggio on MacDougal Street. An institution since 1927 – apparently the first cafe in the US to serve a cappuccino.
Sidewalk breakfast dining…
Tableside cab spotting, pop art style
Traditional is always good when it comes to breakfast
Dave Chappelle, Gary Shandling, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Robin Williams… they’ve all got this place in common.
Not a bead of sweat in sight.
Waiting for the late rising brunchers.
Sunday news, sidewalk style. By the way, Alec Baldwin got married.
The streets of Soho decorated with pasteups and fire escapes.
One World Trade Centre – its construction is visible from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to Central Park, Manhattan. Seen here from Soho, at 1,776 feet, it will be America’s tallest building.
Graffiti isn’t exclusive to Manhattan’s walls.
A true delight in summer: blend a few cups of watermelon, add a squeeze of lime… maybe a splash of vodka. This is the season’s easiest cocktail to make – effortless, and one of the most delicious!
Historical sticker street art.
My husband took this photo. He thinks it’s a cool angled shot – I feel it is a little misaligned. What do you think?
Tourist shops of New York can be so rude sometimes, but I love them anyway. Only NYC could get away with such shenanigans.
The coffee bean aroma of the Porto Rico Importing Company can be smelt stores away.
I wish I lived on Minetta Lane. It is perhaps NYC’s quietest street – but so central!
Teary street art in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
July 1: Happy Canada Day….
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Attacked by a friendly pet.
See, very friendly, pawed out, and perhaps a little thirsty.
The Empire State Building, freeze framed by Strawberry, Ginger, and Rhubarb pops.
Couldn’t have said it better myself. This is what life is all about.