September 11

  I was thinking about writing something deep and poetic in memory of this tragic day, but I’m no writer, I write from experience and I was lucky not to be touched personally by the tragedy, but this event really changed something in me, and I’d rather tell you my personal experience. As a child my…

Lower Manhattan

The area around South Street Seaport and the Civic Center hosts some of the most beautiful architectures around the city, some of the oldest commercial or mercantile buildings that were renovated. The area developed in the 1600s when the Dutch West India Company began settling here as a port for their commerce. What used to…

Chelsea

New York has always been alive, as in always changing, moving around, transforming and recreating itself; one of the most recent examples of this is the area of Chelsea. From being a residential area, to the becoming the hip, avant-garde art-gallery and disco area. Also the area closest to the piers and the Hudson River has…

SoHo & TriBeCa

Lower Manhattan, and in particular SoHo and Tribeca, have undergone deep transformations over the decades, more recently it changed from a period of abandonment to becoming the center of “fringe” lifestyle and then into a super hip and chic, fashionable locations where most celebrities who live in the city currently reside. During the 1970s this is where artists…

Manhattan’s Museums

Museums in New York are definitely more than what you can find on Museum Mile, they define the current trends in museum management, invent the way people visit and understand the arts. Here I included a few that are really worth a visit; they are some of the most beautiful museums I’ve ever visited! Metropolitan…

Sunday in Central Park

New York’s heart is Central Park, a 843 acres “garden” that strecthes from 59th street to 110th street. The park was designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux who won the competition to expand the park in 1857, with the “Greensward Plan”. After this project was concluded Olmsted became one of the most famous…

From Madison Square to the Village

The architecture in Manhattan will amaze you with how majestic it is, but I’ve always had a soft spot for one particular building that doesn’t stand out for its size but more if its peculiar shape. The Flatiron used to be one of the tallest buildings in the city after being completed in the 1900s,…

Midtown & Times Square

One of the reasons I love New York is that it’s so easy to find your way around! No need to zig zag though streets, getting lost thousands of times! For example if you take 42nd street you can find some of the most touristic and fascinating sights in the city! Before its renovation in…

5th Avenue (Midtown)

When you’re visiting New York for the first time it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the city’s organized chaos and daunting skyscrapers. So I like to plan my trip ahead, deciding what the most important things I want to see are and with the spare time I walk around and explore. In New York…

An introduction to New York City

When I thought about what place I’d talk about in my first blog article I had no doubt: New York City. It might seem like a cliche, but there is no place on earth I feel as attracted to as New York. What exactly it is that makes me love it so much I’m not…