Alright, welcome to the final post on my week long trip to New York City! You can read about Part one and Part two here for the rest of the itinerary. Let’s go straight away talking about Day 5 and Day 6 of my time at NYC.
On my way to Flushing
I’ve never been to Flushing before, but in this photo you can see many Chinese characters. Actually in Flushing it feels more like the real Chinatown, whereas the Manhattan Chinatown Continue reading Discover New York in 6 Days: One of My Top Ten Meals I’ve Ever Had! (Part Three)
Continuing on from our previous post of Day one of New York (which you can read here for accommodation, transportation, and other things I did), here we will keep talking about the itinerary for my other days. For part three of this blog post, click here– (for Flushing, the real Chinatown, and more Greenwich village and the best meal ever)
Marathon Coffee (website)
Passed by this coffee place and wanted to give it a try
Can’t really sit down anywhere, so it had to be a to go
Fabletics (website). Saw it was a tennis shop, but it was actually more than that and they sold activewear / sportswear clothing Continue reading Discover New York in 6 Days: Skip the Tourist Traps and Dive into Genuine NYC Magic Nobody Talks About! (Part Two)
Having been to New York many many times, I find New York pretty much like home. I always tell people New York is more like Hong Kong than other cities in United States; they’re both top financial cities, they’re both melting pots, they both have lots of skyscrapers and extremely high rents, they both have an eclectic selection of amazing restaurants, they’re known for their direct and blunt attitudes, and Manhattan is to Hong Kong Island and Brooklyn is to Kowloon and Queens is to New Territories. The list of similarities goes on.
This year, I wanted to go to New York because I wanted to attend NFT NYC. While the conference itself was happening, the usual events from blue chip NFT communities were not hosting alongside the main conference, apparently because they were boycotting to give a message to the main conference people about feeling used, so this year NFT NYC was not as lit as the two years prior. Continue reading Discover New York in 6 Days: Skip the Tourist Traps and Dive into Genuine NYC Magic Nobody Talks About! (Part One)
Just a quick itinerary that I followed a few years back when I went to NYC and LA:
- Brooklyn Brewery
- Central Park
- Hipster towns in Brooklyn Williamsburg
- Musical – The Book of Mormon
- Chelsea Market
- Sleep No More
- Grand Central Oyster Bar
- Littleneck ($1 oysters)
- Upstairs 145 E. 50th Street
- Strand Book Store, BookCourt, the powerhouse Arena
- RedEgg, Blind Barber, La Esquina, Spotted Pig
- Nightclubs: Pacha, Lavo, Casa Mono
Continue reading Ex NYC and LA Trip
Yo yo yo! New York is the place to be!
After my recent trip to New York City, I’ve decided that, excluding Hong Kong, New York is the place I would most want to live in… at least for a year. It’s got everything I want – fantastic restaurants, astounding number of things to do, a diverse array of people, everywhere is walkable and through public transportation, and I adore a competitive and driven city – laid back cities are not for me at the moment.
I’ve been to New York many times, each time trying to accomplish something touristy and never really experiencing ‘living there’. This time, I did feel like as if I was ‘living there’, as if I was a resident in this city. Super fun. Every time I come back, New York grows more and more for me. As I’ve mentioned to other people, NYC is the place to be if you’re 25-30 years old. Continue reading In New York, Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of
While browsing through plane ticket deals for a round trip from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, I wasn’t able to find anything within my budget. I was late to the game, the flight dates were during summer, and I didn’t want to settle on Korean Airlines. And I had already bought my EDC tickets, so there was no way I was backing off now.
And then I remembered. Luckily I was walking by and remembered that American Airlines was doing a promotion for setting up a route from Hong Kong to United States, some ad I came across. So I went to their official site, did a search, and bam. Cheapest airfare I could find for a reliable airline. It wasn’t going to be a direct route, (Hong Kong -> Fort Worth, Texas -> Los Angeles) which I’m usually OK with. It usually means more mileage for me anyway, plus I haven’t had any bad experiences with transfers… until this trip. Continue reading My Bad Experience With American Airlines
Raised in Hong Kong but now based in New York, Santino Lo has always been passionate about the arts disciplinary. His company, Madart Creative, has just officially become a non-profit organization, and he’s excited to be a 25-year old founder of a non-profit organization in a highly competitive industry. I invite him to talk about how he’s changing the face of arts by enhancing the overall experience of both the performers and the audiences themselves. Continue reading MADArt Strikes New York