long island city, NY…..neighborhood vibes

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Long Island City, New York (LIC) ……where city meets the urban neighborhoods, where luxury high rises are “somewhat” more affordable than Manhattan prices and where you get killer views of the city. Amazing diners, food, graffiti, art studios,  fantastic water views, restaurants, and the bustling city life…..oh, and ONE stop from Manhattan!

To learn a little bit more about it click here 

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words, words, words……poetry in motion

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for more hauntingly, wonderful poetry and quotes, visit @mvdarklight on Instagram and buy the book “The Philosopher of Fools” by MvDarkLight.

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downtown in chinatown…..new york city

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you know, it’s so easy not to travel anywhere when you live in NYC….because you already have some many different worlds and cultures outside your front door! I love going downtown to Chinatown……it’s just so different than the rest of NYC. It’s still the hustle and bustle of the city, but the sounds, smells and sights are a mix of cultures merging. If you want to find a great Green tea (go here) or a yummy Boba Tai Tea (try here) or some great rice and noodles….this is the place!

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bastille day celebrations…….in NYC

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Bastille Day is July 14th, but celebrations in NYC are always that weekend before! Great food, fun, music and dance to celebrate……………liberte et paix 

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old New York…..is the new New York

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View of the skyline from in Central Park….the further you walk in the park, the less you see the skyscrapers

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Breath taking……

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The views from The Ramble in Central Park and stunning.

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Walking through The Ramble in the park…..nature at it’s best. Can’t even here a siren (maybe faintly)

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where the flowers grow in The Ramble…..

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Alice in Wonderland Statue

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The Boat House in Central Park

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Row row row your boat……

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Sail a boat on the pond…..

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take in a little yachting……

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In 1867, one of the designers of Central Park, (Calvert Vaux) decided to develop this area by building Belvedere Castle on the top of the rock. It overlooks the Croton Reservoir, which is the site of the Great Lawn.

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a close up of Belvedere Castle

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a view from atop of Belvedere Castle

ok….so I have posted Central park photo’s before, but I can’t help it! It’s the most beautiful place in New York City.

We had a picnic there for the 4th of July weekend and it just it’s so tranquil. You can still faintly hear the police sirens in the background, but if you take a moment….you forget you are in this crazy concrete jungle of grind and hustle. It is the place New Yorkers can take off their shoes, feel the earth under their feet (even for a few minutes) Are all your problems gone……well no. But, for a moment, you are transported to a bygone era of beautiful structures, gigantic trees, turtles and fish in the ponds, colorful, fragrant flowers, music, laughter and nature.

Hope you guys had a wonderful Independance Day!

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quote of the day……………

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quote of the day………..

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by r. m drake   (@rmdrk)

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