Wandering Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village is full of history, tree-lined streets, ‘Federalist’ style housing, and a true neighbourhood feeling. It is no wonder it is one of the most in-demand (and expensive) places to live in New York CIty. On a recent walking tour of ‘the Village’, I snapped the photos below, and learned: Before property prices hiked,Continue reading “Wandering Greenwich Village”

Brooklyn on foot

On the weekend, I decided to venture across the East River, and explore a bit of Brooklyn — America’s first suburb. I went on an evening walking tour (which is, I am convinced, the best way to see and learn about a city) and these are some of the photos I took, and things IContinue reading “Brooklyn on foot”

My five favourite things: Flatiron District

Scroll down for gallery I’ve been lucky enough to stay in the Flatiron District a couple of times now and am a big fan of the area. Right in the centre of things, surrounded by buildings, business, parks and shopping, here are my five favourite things in the neighbourhood: 1. Grand buildings – the reasonContinue reading “My five favourite things: Flatiron District”

My five favourite things: Chelsea

It isn’t quite as long or influential as Oprah’s list but these are my favourite things about Chelsea, where I’m currently staying with a generous friend. The High Line: This 1.45 mile/2.3 km long urban garden path built on a disused freight railway, is a lesson to cities of the world in making use of space.Continue reading “My five favourite things: Chelsea”