Alphabet City and Manhattan

Alphabet City rocks! We kicked the second day off at the Essex Street Market, worked our way up North on Avenue A, B and C, stared at the colourful street art and chilled at the Tompkins Square Park with some berries. The Eastern part of Manhattan really has the most local atmosphere I’ve come across in NYC, which meant we were sunbathing next to students who enjoyed their summer break, families who were picnicking on their day out and a bunch of other eccentric New Yorkers.

Because the best way of exploring a place is walking endlessly, we headed to Grand Central Station where I met a girl who looked exactly like Serena van der Woodsen (sometimes that inner girly girl needs to come out, sorry!) and to the Public Library with its beautiful Reading Room. It surprises me that people actually go there to study with all the noisy tourists in the background.

Another big highlight was visiting the International Center of Photography, right after a stroll through Times Square and a truly life-changing burger at Five Guys. Man, those Americans know their juicy beef burger. Anyway, the Center of Photography is a stunning collection of all things photojournalism. I ended up re-watching a video by Gideo Mendel about the 2011 Bangkok flood four times. Mendel exhibited at Somerset House last year, so if you’re London based you might already be familiar with his work. Oh, this city!

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