21/04 SMORGASBURG / WILLIAMSBURG

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The last Saturday couldn't have been spent in a better way: the sun was out and it was super warm, (well, the kind of warm where everyone wears dresses and shorts and wonders why it's so cold in the shadow) and we took a friend who was visiting to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We wandered around the streets and ended up in the East River State Park where the huge Smorgasburg Foodmarket takes place every Saturday during summertime. We had some paninis and pizza before we came (and no, that was NOT planned it just happened to be like this, unfortunately) so we weren't really hungry but that probably saved us a lot of money considering the super high prices at the market. Still, it was so nice to enjoy the lively and summery atmosphere and watch all the people, who were exactly how you would expect Williamsburg people to look like. If you happen to be in New York during spring/summertime and want to experience the neighbourhood head to Bedford Avenue and then walk down to the park (from where you, btw, got an amazing view on the skyline of Manhattan, so plan to stay for sunset!!).

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14/04 FIVE LEAVES / GREENPOINT BROOKLYN

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If you spend some time in Greenpoint you will eventually end up having at least one drink or coffee at the Five Leaves. Let's say it is THE place to be if you're hip and young (or hip and not-so-young-anymore) and have enough money to go to fancy restaurants but not really enough because well, it's New York and everythings super expensive. ;) Anyways, the Five Leaves is both, cosy and rustic and probably one of the best places in the up-and-coming (polish) neighbourhood Greenpoint. It's always crowded with groups of friends, couples and families having their burgers and fries, hot soup or just a cup of tea on a grey and windy winter day or enjoy the spring sun with some delicious pancakes and orange juice  outside on the sidewalk (and ignoring - or trying to - the crowds waiting for a table). // If you ever come and visit New York don't make the mistake and skip Greenpoint just because Williamsburg is just around the corner. It has so much to offer and Five Leaves is just one of the many nice places scattered in the quiet and a bit industrial but still so charming neighbourhood.





Five Leaves  // 18 Bedford Ave. / Brooklyn

10/04 STREETS OF TRIBECA

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Manchmal ist New York einfach nur grau. Richtig richtig grau, der Himmel, der Asphalt. Aber die Luft ist trotzdem klar und so frisch, jetzt gerade im April, manchmal ein bisschen zu frisch und dann wird es plötzlich eiskalt, innerhalb weniger Stunden. Alle klappen die Kragen ihrer Mäntel noch höher und wickeln die Schals noch fester und rennen noch schneller durch die zugigen Straßen als sie es ohnehin schon immer tun (und bloß nie, nie den Fehler machen und in New York auf der Straße plötzlich langsamer werden oder sogar stehenbleiben, dann werden die sonst so höflichen, Abstand haltenden New Yorker auf einmal ganz schön fuchsig!). An solchen Tagen fegt der kalte Wind durch die Straßenschluchten- der Weg von der Subway Station zum rettenden Café kommt einem unendlich lange vor und wenn man es dann geschafft hat scheinen die 4 Dollar für den Milchkaffee gar nicht mehr so abwegig viel, weil, wer will dann schon wieder raus in die Kälte?

Aber sobald die ersten Sonnenstrahlen rauskommen und Temperaturen dann auch mal über 8° klettern tragen die New Yorkerinnen alle Flipflops. Paradoxerweise sind ihre Füße (fast) alle braungebrannt, was dann wohl entweder auf den Karibikurlaub zurückzuführen ist, oder  einen recht hochfrequentierten Besuch im Sonnenstudio.

2 weitere Posts sind schon vorbereitet, die Stadt inspiriert mich so sehr ich hab so viele Ideen und Pläne und ganz ganz viel Motivation, die alle Umzusetzen. Fremde Städte tun einfach so gut.

07/04 TACOMBI & GANSEVOORT MARKET / NEW YORK

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One of the first places I have been to in New York was Tacombi, at its location in the Cafe el Presidente in SoHo. It offers delicious Mexican food in a huge garage, served from a super cool red van parked in that garage and they also have Sangria and Horchata and all you need when eating out Mexican. Tacombi got a nice artsy instagram (@tacombi) which really makes you want to try their tacos straight away. I is also placed in 3 more locations, one of them the popular Gansvoort Market.

Gansevoort Market is comparable with one of those indoor food markets you'll find in many other big cities (a bit too pricey but super-stylish and definitely instagram compatible). But it's also new and not too big and located in the up and coming Meatpacking District in Western Manhattan. Another one of those great Tacombi vans is placed there, a light blue one, and I can only recommend to try some of their tacos if you haven't tried them in the Cafe el Presidente before. But then again there are many more nice stalls serving delicious looking pizza, crepes, Thai food and so on and I'm sure everyone will find at least one thing worth giving a try. Or two, or three. Too bad New York isn't the cheapest of all cities.









Tacombi at Cafe El Presidente // 30 West 24th Street

Gansevoort Market // 52 Gansevoort Street

05/04 HIGHLINE / WELCOME TO NYC

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Welcome to New York! The last days were simply amazing, I enjoy New York so soo much and I am just so happy to have so much time to explore the city. It's so different to what I expected, so much... more relaxed, so much more lovely and less exhausting than I thought. I think after the rush of Bangkok nothing can really scare me anymore and I bet not everyone thinks of New York like that but well, all I can say is that this is my personal first impression. Let's just come back to this in a few weeks, after I can say I kind of got to know it a bit more. // Anyways, the first post is about the Highline, a 2.33 km long park built on a railroad spur winding through Manhattans south-west. It was quite crowded due to the amazing weather we had yesterday, everyone just tried to catch as much sunlight as possible, but still so nice. You could spend hours wandering along the promenade, looking down on Manhattans bustling streets, sitting, reading. // I already got some more posts prepared, coming up the next days. I barely find time to edit all my photos and write a bit, though since I am constantly outside, exploring New York. Xx

Willkommen in New York! Die letzten Tage waren wunderbar, ich liebe New York jetzt schon so sehr. Bin einfach so froh so viel Zeit hier zu haben und die Stadt richtig kennenlernen zu können. Ich muss sagen, ich hatte es mir teilweise schon etwas anders vorgestellt und bin irgendwie echt positiv überrascht, nicht, dass ich niedrige Erwartungen hatte, aber trotzdem. Es ist irgendwie viel entspannter, charmevoller und gar nicht so anstrengend und chaotisch wie erwartet. Ich glaube, nach Bangkok schockt mich einfach gar nichts mehr. Aber naja, es gibt bestimmt viele die das anders sehen, ich komm einfach nochmal in ein paar Wochen drauf zurück, wenn ich die Stadt ein bisschen besser kennengelernt hab. // Wie auch immer, hier also der erste Post, über die Highline, ein 2,33 km langer, auf einer alten Eisenbahnlinie im Südwesten Manhattans erbauter Park. Es war ganz schön voll denn das Wetter war super und alle wollten raus und die Sonne geniessen aber das war nicht so schlimm, es war trotzdem super. Man könnte stundenlang dort spazieren gehen, auf die wuseligen Straßen Manhattans gucken, lesen, herumsitzen, Leute beobachten. // Hab schon weitere Posts vorbereitet, die kommen dann auch bald. Finde aber gar nicht viel Zeit gerade, alles zu bearbeiten und ein bisschen zu schreiben, bin immer den ganzen Tag unterwegs, New York entdecken. Xx