Friday, July 11, 2008

First Random Subway Day of Summer

First Manhattan stop--bathroom in this ritzy hotel right outside the subway, across the street from Century 21. It is very clean, very modern and well equipped. No one cares if you are a guest at the hotel or not.

Map of lower Manhattan. Click to see an enlarged version and all the sites.
The area is still being worked on. This is the side street, north of Century 21. For any tourists, you should hit this store. It has fantastic bargains. It has been featured on Sex and the City and the TLC show What Not To Wear.

Great buildings seen walking uptown on Park Row.

Part of Woolworth Building

Another great building, still walking uptown.

Skyline showing Financial Center. The Twin Towers used to be here.

NYS Supreme Court

The Brooklyn Bridge--I remember walking across this bridge during the '75 teacher strike.

China Town

More China Town

You can get your shoes repaired from this lady on the street.

This guy changed batteries in four watches for $12. He did a great job.

There are four of these on one block on Mulberry St.

City Hall

City Hall Park. In the center "Parks are the refuge of the people."

I've been on this block in Little Italy hundreds of times yet never noticed this building painted the colors of the Italian flag.

Guy trying to convince tourists to try his restaurant. I once got plied with wine to eat in a certain place. The wine and food was great.

Interesting and cheap tee shirts.

Beautiful fruit.

Another great building.

Only in NY!

Another park.

One of the best dessert places in Little Italy.

I think this guy was in love with his reflection.

Waiting for free admission to Hell Boy III

Miles and miles of books. The only problem is the store is not air conditioned. There is a good selection outside for $1.00 a piece.

Park your bikes and ride the subway.

Elevated parking garage.


sandi said...

I love New York City!! We visited the East Village but got off around Little Italy just for Ferrara's. The cheesecake and Trio of Minis we divine!
I need to try and find that bookstore next time I am there. And shop at Century 21.

sandi said...


*were divine

Fidgety said...

Beautiful pictures. I enjoyed your post.

Anonymous said...

You make me want to explore Manhattan all over again. It must be wonderful to have this hobby.
You and Jules are excellent at it.


Pissed Off said...

Schoolgal now that you are retired you have plenty of time to enjoy this wonderful city of ours.

NYC Educator said...

Thanks for the tour. I don't get to the city much and thanks to your pics I don't have to.

Ms. Tsouris said...

Great travelogue, PO'd!! Your pictures are wonderful....thanks for the journey!