Say goodbye to the Windy Chicago, next we are heading to the wonder city--the city that We have seen thousand times on the screens. We have planned to stay in NYC for 11 days after our road trip on Route 66 and visited the national parks. Initially we thought that could be pretty long enough time to explore around, until the last few days we knew we will definitely come back again.
Day1- Brooklyn will be our home for the next 11 days
Yup, if you want to cut cost for your accommodation in NYC, I guess Brooklyn is the place that you will consider for sure. We took the subway from airport back to our destination. It still took us some walking distance to reach our apartment which we booked from airbnb. To be honest, the 10 minutes walking distance really made us anxious as we were the only two Asians walking at the street among the neighbourhood full of African-American friends.
After settled down in our apartment, did some laundry(you won't believe that laundry has became one of my favoutire thing to do in US haha), we decided to have a good dinner and explored around the neighbourhood. We found a decent Italian Pizza restaurant to settle our dinner, love the atmosphere, enjoy the food there, we really want to introduce this place to you, but sorry guys, we forgot the name of the restaurant:(
After dinner, we went to a deli shop to buy some groceries for our breakfast next morning then we headed back to our apartment.
The first day has came to the end. Good night NYC.
Day2- Be a shopaholic when you in SOHO District
Yes, we have missed home-cook food sooooo much, so we decided to make ourselves a heavy brunch before our first day of exploration in New York. I guess you all heard about the subway in New York is really bad and not so nice. You can really spot the rats party around the tracks while you were waiting for the subway. Well, We tried to ignore this fact as subway will be our main transportation for the next 10 days.
I have to say New York is really a Hip-pop culture paradise. You can easily see people wearing all kind of cool sneakers, playing loud hip-pop music although they were wearing the headphone you can still hear what song they were playing. The first day of itinerary will be at SOHO district. For sneaker lovers, you will get crazy over here! There are really tones of sneakers shops here, but you will see pretty much almost the same things over each shop as well.
Other than visiting sneaker shops, we have visited some other lifestyle & concept shops along Broadway.
1. NYU Bookshop (Picture 1&2)
2. Urban Outfitters (Picture 6)
This is one of my favourite shop in NYC, from fashion to lifestyle, they carry really nice stuffs here.
3. The Evolution Store ( Picture 3&4)
The store is known as a premier retail shop for science and natural history collectibles, artifacts, gifts, and home furnishings. It offers a museum quality atmosphere creating a unique and intimate shopping experience. It's pretty cool to explore.
4. DEAN & DELUCA (Picture 5)
After a few hours of non-stop walking, DEAN & DELUCA is a good place to rest your feet, try their cheese cake, it's one of the best.
5. MOMA Design Store
MOMA design store is a must visit too. We spent nearly 2 hours in the shop. This is also a famous gift shop for tourists to buy some cool souvenirs.
6.Dylan's Candy Bar( Picture7&8)
Normally You will plan your first day schedule as pack as possible. So do we. We spent the whole day non-stop walking, shopping & window shopping, also Vogue-ing along the street(AKA photo-taking). It was really a well-spent day explore around the SOHO district, but our legs were complaining too.