The subway was intimidating at first, but once you learn the system there’s really nothing to fuss about! To briefly describe how it works, be aware that at every subway entrance there are stairs that lead to “uptown” and “downtown” Manhattan, aside from those that lead you specifically to Brooklyn. There’s a schedule that tells you which subway to take, and which stop to get off of. Like I’ve said in a previous post, I had used the Transit app to help me with that. Some of these stations have a virtual directory just in case you have have any questions!
On our third day, my sister and I went to see the Flatiron Building, Empire State Building, The High Line, and Chelsea Market. We did so much walking that our calves just continued to ache for the rest of the trip!
My favorite part of the day was when we walked through parts of The High Line. The High Line is a public park that was once a railway, used to carry goods throughout Manhattan. To preserve the place, it is now what I call “a park on a rooftop.” What’s so great about The High Line is that the place is built on sustainable resources, so expect to see a lot of green whenever you’re in the area! Chelsea Market was a favorite as well — partially because it reminded me of Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market and Anaheim Packing District. Many goodies can be found at the market such as Pamela Barsky, who makes quoted bags. I brought this home with me!
We ended our day meeting up with an old friend, who is in the process of moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn. My sister and I took a subway to Bushwick, where we met up with our friend for a burger run — I wish I can remember what the place is called! Anyways, we chatted away with some new friends, who all grew up in California before moving here. A lot of them have decided to leave to New York simply because they wanted to be here. Oh, how I wish I had the courage to do that! Coincidentally, our friend is looking for a roommate, and has offered the space if I ever decide to move out here. I guess we’ll just have to see…
Empire State Building // Was told that Top of the Rock gives you a better view
The High Line
W 42nd St & Times Square
Stay tune tomorrow for more of my travel updates!