Photo diary through New York City part 2

Having been to New York City a handful of times, I attempted to see sites that were past the Manhattan tourist trap area.

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SoHo

SoHo is filled with cute residences, high end boutiques and plenty of brunch places. It is the perfect place to be in the summer. I visited my friend from Chicago for two days last year as she completed a summer internship. She lived in a SoHo apartment.

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Brunch place with bottomless mimosas.
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The mid-laugh, blurry joy of a taste of summer in the city

Drinking wine on her rooftop and fire escape and getting bottomless mimosas (and sangria) at brunch was the perfect summer escape.

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Washington Square Park

I prefer Washington Square Park over Central Park. There is definitely a lot less area, but there is so much going on in Washington Square park. At night in the summer, it is beautiful.

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Flatiron building

The triangular shape of this skyscraper sets it apart from the many other skyscrapers in the New York City skyline. Once my cousin and I accidentally happened upon this landmark, I kept on saying “flatiron” and she continue to ignore me. There wasn’t much to do except marvel at it. I stood by the building for a while, hoping to be accosted by Billy Eichner and end up on an episode of Billy on the Streets. Unfortunately, my dream has yet to come true.

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Brooklyn Bridge

I didn’t capture the best picture of the Brooklyn Bridge because I accidentally happened upon it. While my friend that I was visiting had an appointment, I walked in one direction from SoHo to Brooklyn. I kept on seeing signs for the Brooklyn Bridge, but I didn’t imagine I would reach it.

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MET

The MET or Metropolitan Museum of Art is a great, well-rounded museum to visit on a rainy day. There are plenty of sculptures to see. Some rooms are dedicated to a specific culture and are decorated as so. The MET also includes Georgia O’Keeffe’s Cow’s Skull: Red, White, and Blue. 

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MoMA

I enjoyed the MoMA  or the Museum of Modern Art, more than the MET. I believe this is because the MoMA features art from artists I am more familiar with who have been woven into the pop culture of the US. The exhibits include work from Andy Warhol, Gustav Klimt, and Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

 

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