Day 4 in New York

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Day 4

One thing I have to admit is that the streets are long and walk is most of the time kind of slow because you have to watch where you are walking; pure curiosity and you also constantly have to watch out for people walking in the opposite direction of you.

This was a day of the long walks; I started following the 8th Avenue all the way down from 39th Street where I was living to the 16th Street before I checked out for a place to have my brunch. This area is really nice and laid back which I enjoy. Easter Sunday it was pretty calm and everybody seemed to just enjoy the Sunday like I did; with a relaxing stroll down the neighbourhood.

The Madison Square Garden

I was obviously not the only one with that mission. I ended up in the Chelsea market which I find totally wonderful with its mixture of provicial design and its industrial look and atmosphere. The shops are all nicely designed and they invites all to be a part of a laid back New York laid-backness that I haven’t seen too much off.

I ended up in the first shop as I entered the market; it was the 202 and a combined clothing shop and cafe' slash bar. As everywhere else I was served a large brunch which I could not complete. I enjoyed my stay there and really had a nice walk afterwards in the market and it was just way I wanted to start the day.

After the Chelsea Marked I just walked the streets for hours enjoying the area and all the people enjoying the beautiful weather.

The Empire State on a Sunday morning
New York just showed a wonderful. Face this morning and everybody was out getting a taste of it. Loads of people were carrying eater eggs for the kids and there were people sitting outside in the entire cozy small restaurant covering the area. If I ever had to move to New York this would be the area where my tent poles would hit the ground; I prefer much more the calm here than the polished new build houses with their posh view. I want the closeness of the neighbourhood and feel the comfort of walking the streets in sandals and shorts with my shirt hanging loose.

I actually felt like a beer after the time had passed lunch and I was just laughing inside at the picture in my head of a Sunday noon at Jeu de Balles in Bruxelles where everybody would have been on there 3rd beer of glass of white wine enjoying oysters or just the sun; if there would be one. There sure was a difference in appearance between Europe and America.

I decided to blend in and stay away from a holiday lunch beer and enjoyed the walking the streets until I came to Washington Park where I like hundreds of New Yorkers took a seat between chess players, jazz musicians and relaxing people on one of the benches close to tree guys playing nice and soft jazz music.

Lonely streets
After 30 minutes there I exchanged my need for a beer with a ice-cream and then headed due north for a long walk up to close to MoMa at Avenue de Americana’s.

Once I finally arrived there I had seen many of the sites from the day before when I made almost the same walk. Finally there I decided that my feet needed a rest and I got a taxi bring me back to the hotel at 8th and 39th Street.

Two hours later I decided that it was time to do some more shopping and therefore took a taxi to the corner of Prince Street and Broadway and ended where I wanted. Shop after shop and streets full of eager shoppers are the main dish here. After some stops I decided to leave Broadway and not do the walk down to Chinatown like I did the day before and therefore headed east in order to walk back to where I started in the morning.

I didn’t walk too far before a small restaurant with a bar caught my eye and my thirst.

Wall painting
I entered after having spotted a sign with happy hour in the bar and the Latin atmosphere kept me there for a while. Back home in Denmark people were heading for bed and I was just about to start yet another wonderful evening in New York.    

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The Madison Square Garden
The Madison Square Garden
The Empire State on a Sunday morni…
The Empire State on a Sunday morn…
Lonely streets
Lonely streets
Wall painting
Wall painting
The morning sun
The morning sun
On the menu
On the menu
The main post office
The main post office
Looking like American Rome
Looking like American Rome
Still waiting
Still waiting
Another Irish pub with flags
Another Irish pub with flags
Yellow and white
Yellow and white
Where is my BED!!!!
Where is my BED!!!!
Going the wrong way!!
Going the wrong way!!
Aaautch - a footlong!!!
Aaautch - a footlong!!!
I loved the concept but I might be…
I loved the concept but I might b…
Nice to know where one is!
Nice to know where one is!
Love in Chelsea
Love in Chelsea
Getting ready for the street market
Getting ready for the street market
Noone there yet!
Noone there yet!
Wonderful streets
Wonderful streets
Cant get enough of this
Can't get enough of this
Nice cozy street as well
Nice cozy street as well
Where is the saloon??
Where is the saloon??
Anthony what would we do without y…
Anthony what would we do without …
Starting with a clean up
Starting with a clean up
Yet another no-no sign!
Yet another no-no sign!
I guess we miss something here boy…
I guess we miss something here bo…
Steel it!
Steel it!
Not nice on the front of the house
Not nice on the front of the house
Hanging yellow
Hanging yellow
Inside 202
Inside 202
The brunch menu
The brunch menu
Wall art at Chelsea Market
Wall art at Chelsea Market
Entering 202
Entering 202
It was a long night!!
It was a long night!!
More wall art
More wall art
Inside Chelsea Market
Inside Chelsea Market
Just loved the sign
Just loved the sign
Cool doors to the elevator
Cool doors to the elevator
Nice industrial look
Nice industrial look
One of fifty shops or so!
One of fifty shops or so!
Ronnybrook; know him??
Ronnybrook; know him??
Pink water falling
Pink water falling
Inside art
Inside art
New shops in Chelsea Market
New shops in Chelsea Market
Ohh so there is were the water cam…
Ohh so there is were the water ca…
Long walk of Chelsea Market
Long walk of Chelsea Market
Nice idustrial look
Nice idustrial look
Nice environment
Nice environment
Tea and Belgian beer
Tea and Belgian beer
Industrial look
Industrial look
At the end
At the end
What a lamp!!
What a lamp!!
Leaving!
Leaving!
All the shops
All the shops
Lovely blue sky
Lovely blue sky
Under the park
Under the park
Building everywhere
Building everywhere
Nice square box!
Nice square box!
Drive my commercial
Drive my commercial
Summer is here
Summer is here
Pier 54 - not club 54
Pier 54 - not club 54
Looks nice in the sun!
Looks nice in the sun!
A terrace as well
A terrace as well
Window decoration
Window decoration
Yellow entrance
Yellow entrance
Nice street lamp
Nice street lamp
A nice brunch bar!
A nice brunch bar!
From the other side
From the other side
Food and drinks van!
Food and drinks van!
A bar, a park and a house in one!!
A bar, a park and a house in one!!
Waiting to step down
Waiting to step down
End of the park
End of the park
Under the hanging roof
Under the hanging roof
End or start of the park
End or start of the park
Nice decorations
Nice decorations
Customers - I am here!!
Customers - I am here!!
Nice to build on
Nice to build on
The great Pastis
The great Pastis
White and nice
White and nice
Street art in the neighbourhood
Street art in the neighbourhood
John Amstrong was here too!!!!!!
John Amstrong was here too!!!!!!
Yet another yellow
Yet another yellow
Great green spring
Great green spring
Dont steel my bike
Don't steel my bike
Nice to know
Nice to know
An animal food truck
An animal food truck
Again be nice!
Again be nice!
Nice and dressy
Nice and dressy
Lamp in NYC
Lamp in NYC
Going to a small parl
Going to a small parl
Waiting for spring
Waiting for spring
A crossed over house
A crossed over house
White bloom
White bloom
White and wonderful
White and wonderful
Three in a bucket
Three in a bucket
Just need the outdoor service
Just need the outdoor service
Silent streets
Silent streets
Walk in Chelsea
Walk in Chelsea
All full outside
All full outside
Nicely kept
Nicely kept
The M & M Deli!!
The M & M Deli!!
Action on the corner
Action on the corner
Wish I could get a seat
Wish I could get a seat
Another nice one
Another nice one
A eill awaite the Dutch queen
A eill awaite the Dutch queen
You better stop!
You better stop!
Bice red corner
Bice red corner
A woman and her dogs
A woman and her dogs
Closed!
Closed!
Nothing happend
Nothing happend
DAY Spa!!
DAY Spa!!
Where? Is there a secret passage t…
Where? Is there a secret passage …
Try to hide
Try to hide
Running barckwards
Running barckwards
Vespa is also in in NC
Vespa is also in in NC
A Cadilla
A Cadilla
White dudes in a park
White dudes in a park
Green and alone
Green and alone
Go for it!
Go for it!
Another one
Another one
Just come and visit
Just come and visit
Number who
Number who
ANother pop place
ANother pop place
Nice and close
Nice and close
To close
To close
Where
Where
Drop and pick it again
Drop and pick it again
Long walks
Long walks
Paused
Paused
Chess my frends
Chess my frends
Washington Park
Washington Park
Jazz in the morning
Jazz in the morning
Nice post!
Nice post!
Washington Park
Washington Park
New house
New house
A la Paris
A la Paris
Walking in the sun
Walking in the sun
Washington in Washington Park
Washington in Washington Park
Under the arc
Under the arc
Somewhere there is the Empire State
Somewhere there is the Empire State
Nice and spring like
Nice and spring like
Seen from where I stand
Seen from where I stand
White Alley
White Alley
Pink and Stars
Pink and Stars
Find the box of your colours
Find the box of your colours
All dressed up for a Sunday
All dressed up for a Sunday
Old New York!
Old New York!
43 Fifth Avenue
43 Fifth Avenue
A smal great Mexican
A smal great Mexican
Whats on the other side
Whats on the other side
Tall and Blond
Tall and Blond
Is it more narrow athe top??
Is it more narrow athe top??
Going somewhere
Going somewhere
Food man
Food man
Light up my building
Light up my building
A mix
A mix
1325!
1325!
Push, Push
Push, Push
Walk!
Walk!
Where is it going
Where is it going
Sun in the late afternoon
Sun in the late afternoon
Crossing!
Crossing!
Watch towers
Watch towers
All alone
All alone
Painted:)
Painted:)
Been there before - heard her screm
Been there before - heard her screm
No time ! come to me
No time ! come to me
A small shop
A small shop
Outside stairs
Outside stairs
Nice haose
Nice haose
For sure
For sure
Evoluti0n
Evoluti0n
Block it!
Block it!
Jump them
Jump them
Nowhere to go!
Nowhere to go!
Old corner
Old corner
I am sure!
I am sure!
Loads of action
Loads of action
The paid fee were only for fun
The paid fee were only for fun
Just one womderful street
Just one womderful street
I like it; Samuel Adams
I like it; Samuel Adams
I like it; Brooklyn Lager
I like it; Brooklyn Lager
I like it; Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
I like it; Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Naturally
Naturally
Must be a nut!!
Must be a nut!!
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