A few Totally Subjective impressions of NYC

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In no particular order

  • New Yorkers have fewer tattoos (and beards) than Brits
  • They have a similar size and shape range to Brits
  • NYC is highly multicultural and there is much more Spanish spoken than I imagined
  • It feels very densely populated, and it is. Norwich has 9,000 people per square mile; London has 14,000 and NYC has 27,000. US as whole has 87 (all according to Wikipedia)
  • Supermarkets seem very expensive
  • There are no public toilets
  • There are no tourist offices and very few maps
  • Coffee is cheaper, but worse, than in the UK
  • There are cicadas (and mosquitoes) in Queens
  • Macey’s and Bloomingdale’s are just (very) glorified Debenhams.
  • New Yorkers are polite and friendly on the whole, just a bit louder than Brits
  • It is clean and safe
  • Pizzas are similar to the UK (some good, some bad) but they’re bigger and occur with greater frequency
  • Most of the food is served on/in disposable tableware but we found a great Italian for lunch on Lexington Avenue and a lovely coffee shop in Harlem
  • The smaller galleries are the best. We went to Noguchi in Queen’s and Studio in Harlem
  • Starbuck’s is EVERYWHERE and is rather nasty
  • It takes ages to get anywhere
  • We can find our way round NYC by subway and on foot (but not by bus)
  • There aren’t many bikes or other signs of green awareness

We are now on the train heading for Washington DC. 😀

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Author: Mad Crochet Woman

Crochet, colour, braiding, macrame, jewellery - some of the things I'm currently loving and learning about, often inspired by travel. I also want to explore more about eco-friendly materials.

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