I’ve been to NYC many times but never during the autumn season, where the weather is much cooler and the leaves start to turn colors.  I love NYC, and there is something about the city that makes me come back again and again.  There are things in NYC that only happen in NYC, and they are the typical everyday life in this city.  NYC is urban, street-life, and people are everywhere.  The city is 24/7, anytime there are people and there are things to do.  The city never goes sleep.  The people live here and the people visit here can be hectic and crazy yet everyone is civilized; it’s the normal for this city.  Not everyone loves NYC, but I think everyone should at least visit NYC one time in their life, to experience what the city has to offer, to see trash everywhere, and to encounter things and people that only in NYC has.

Except for a couple hours in Chinatown and spending night in Time Square, I spent most of my time in the neighborhoods that tourists often don’t visit or know about.  I saw parents taking their kids to school, kids are playing around on the street, and the people live their normal life.  There were no tourists, no outsiders, just normal people live in their neighborhood.  I saw the authentic and the genuine of New Yorkers.  It was not the glamour life or anything; it was just ordinary people live their life, do their things as with any other cities.  And I liked it a lot, I got to see the real NYC.

I spent most of my time walking around Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy, Time Square and the Garment District.  Each area or neighborhood has uniqueness and distinctive to them, and I loved each of them in a different and unique way.  It’s hard to describe into words but NYC is like a mixing bowl of salads, everyone and everything can be found in the neighborhoods of the city.  It’s like the world within NYC, or NYC represents the world.

Few pictures of NYC; pictures can’t do justice to the city.

Washington Square Park, NYC
Time Square at Night, NYC
Intersection of NYC
Chinatown in NYC
Time Square at Night, NYC
Empire State Building, NYC

6 thoughts on “New York City, Autumn 2011

  1. Chị chưa bao giờ dạo Times Square vào ban đêm, vì lần nào đi cũng lũ khũ vài ba đứa con nít. hai tấm Times Square ở trên đẹp, nhìn đông đúc như đang có lễ hội vậy. Lần cuối cùng ở NYC, chị mướn phòng ở khu Spanish Harlem thì phải. Có những shop bán rau trái của người nhập cư, người ta không hề nói tiếng Anh. Ở giữa New York và không cần nói tiếng Anh :))

    Chỗ nào Tuấn ghé mà có cuộc sống bình thường và không nhiều du khách?

    • Greenwich village và Chelsea là 2 chổ mà em ghé qua, không thấy một du khách nào hết…Toàn là dân local, không có nhộn nhịp như mấy khu khác nhưng vẩn có feel của NYC. Chị phải ghé qua Time Square vào đêm mới vui, quá trời người, không biết từ đâu ra mà hết mấy cái block xung quanh TS là người đông. Nhìn như lúc nào cũng vậy, người với đèn…

  2. NY city khong dep. 🙂 H co den 1 lan, ngay dem Noel do T. Nhung chac phai vong toi vong lui nhu T moi cam nhan duoc hoi tho cua thanh pho nay T ha.

    • H phải ghé mấy chổ không có tourist đó mấy thấy cái hay và cái đẹp của NYC. Nhu H thích arts thì phải ghé qua Soho, toàn là artists và gallery không à..

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