I only had one mission while on my birthday weekend trip to nyc and that was to eat. I was very successful. I had a lot of fun and met up with a lot of tumblr(s) and instagram(ers)! Everyone took me in with open arms and were more than stoked to join me in my foodie/drinking ventures.
I can see how people can fall in love with a city like this. I was in the middle of everything with access to go anywhere. Different food options on every corner and all i had to do was instagram a picture with my location and somebody i knew would pop up and meet me around the corner to join me for breakfast. Everyone is connected here. In a giant city, it really still is a small tight knit social media community. California definitely still has my heart, but i could see myself cheating on her for a couple years to give this whole nyc thing a go possibly. I’ve already started considering jobs.
I enjoyed every single person i crossed paths with this entire weekend and thank them immensely for sparing time out of their schedules & relationships to show me the ropes. I definitely got spoiled. It truly was my best birthday celebration yet. And i think maybe next year, who knows, we might make this a permanent thing.
I also apologize to all the people who follow me on instagram (@itsbatgirl) they were subjected to so much food porn.
I loved shooting pictures of this skyline.
In the frantic search of the perfect doughnut, the guys from All You Can Eat Press, who after having traveled the length and breadth of the Big Apple just to taste as many donuts as possible, have created a small but beautiful map (with a mini infographic), minimalist design but very attractive and well made, that for only $ 8 we can find very easily the best donuts in NYC.
City Hall – The Ghost Subway Station of New York
It was supposed to be the showpiece of New York City’s new subway system. Stained glass windows, skylights and brass chandeliers adorned its curved walls and arched ceilings. According to Daily Mail, City Hall station was unexpectedly closed to the public a mere 41 years after opening its doors in 1904. In photographs by John-Paul Palescandolo and Eric Kazmirek.
It was once the southern terminus of the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), which ran from City Hall all the way north to 145th Street along Broadway. The station features stained glass windows, skylights and brass chandeliers, which adorn its curved walls and arched ceilings.
Now passengers can stay on the 6 train and watch the train make its turnaround, seeing the interior of the beautiful station for themselves. The pride and joy of the underground soon gathered dust and became long forgotten, a mere turning point for the 6 train which runs from Pelham Bay Park to Brooklyn Bridge. Its curved tracks were deemed unsafe for the new, longer trains, and, as it was less busy than nearby Brooklyn Bridge station, authorities decided to shut it down. Commuters won’t be allowed to get off the train but will able to see the station’s resemblance to the famed Grand Central Station.
City Hall was designed by Valencian architect Rafael Guastavino and is unique among the original IRT stations.