If you are a transplant like me, you likely grew up with some stereotypes of New York City as a whole. Depending on the era, it could be anything from crime, rap, hustle and bustle, many others, and all of the above. As I was walking today, I was glad to see that some people are still trying to keep rap in Brooklyn alive!
I had the intentions to see a sunset at Coney Island, but Mother Nature did not agree. The sky over the ocean at Coney Island was an interesting site though.
Typically when it gets hot, people go to public pools and run in water sprinklers. In New York City, public pools are crowded, and let’s face it. In a city of millions of people, I’m afraid there may not be enough chlorine to kill all the germs that go into that public pool! But New Yorkers have a reputation for their resilience, and they don’t let 90 degree heat keep them down!
I passed by this mom and pop shop in Brooklyn when I first moved to the area. I thought I was crazy to hear birds squawking out of an appliance store. Sure enough, there were birds being sold along side stoves and refrigerators!
This is an example of what happens when everyone goes to one trend and forgets actual personality. This includes Black Cat Cafe, a simple, yet cozy, cafe in New York City. Continue reading Selling out to the brunch crowd
If anyone is in Boston on June 2-4, 2015, make sure to go to the Jimmy Fund’s annual Scooper Bowl. It will be held at Government Center Plaza right outside the Government Center MBTA station.
The western countries have not been known for any kind of modesty. It keeps getting worse. I’m sorry, Cambodia.
There is nothing better than spending Memorial Day at a cookout. It is the day that welcomes summer, as many are out of school by now, and people have a three day weekend from work. Continue reading Memorial Day 2015 in Prospect Park
There is nothing like a leisurely walk to help you see some interesting sights. I was walking between the West Village and Union Square, and I saw this magnificent clock and fountain lining up. First, I had to snap this picture. Then I had to find out what this church was.
The church is Our Lady of Pompeii Church. It is an old Italian church started in New York City to help the early Italian immigrants who had nowhere to turn to when they entered the new world. This church was not only a support network for the local Italian community, but they reached out to try to find people’s relatives who had come before them.
Currently, they do a special Italian mass on Sundays, as they still reach out to the immigrant communities in the area.
I was not enthused about Buckingham Palace in 2003 when I went to London. After all, I am not a Royal family stalker, and I don’t like to go where the tourists go all the time. But I can never forget my time seeing Buckingham Palace even after all these years. Even though I am still not a Royal family stalker, I decided to write about Buckingham Palace in honor of baby Charlotte.
Continue reading My Time at Buckingham Palace