Thursday, 18 January 2018

New York: Williamsburg/Dumbo + Times Square


This was my favourite day. We had breakfast in Bread and Butter, a strange combination of an organic food market and cafe serving the most amazing breakfasts, lunches and dinners. I nearly shed a tear when I last left it. Then we walked across to the ferry port and caught the East River ferry over to North Williamsburg. The journey was so incredible as the river had frozen partially the previous week due to the freak weather conditions so there were huge blocks of ice floating down it and the Manhattan skyline was sat in the background.

I loved Williamsburg, it was completely different to Manhattan and just felt so relaxed. We saw an abundance of independent shops and bearded hipsters and as we were sat in an indie coffee shop surrounded by people eating Acai bowls they began to play Foster the People and I questioned why I wasn't living there amongst my fellow people.

Later on we got the ferry further down to Dumbo which is the area under Brooklyn Bridge. It was again very calm and artsy and added to my confusion of why I am still living here in my student flat in Nottingham. We then got the ferry back to Manhattan and walked through the financial district (very fancy) and eventually got the subway back to our hotel.

In the evening we had a McDonalds in Times Square and realised why the US has an obesity problem (I still ate it all, though I didn't rate the chicken nuggets). Then we stood there dazzled by the lights for a good half an hour. It was a great way to end the day.



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