In a summer that's unfolding to be as busy as the worst cloudy October, I have been leaving on hold my posting plans, one of which was to share some tips about New York.
This time it is not about museums, nor about any slick and stylish gallery space, but rather about the great feeling that can come when your enthusiasm meets a space so special that it becomes one big, whole fascinating thing.
Contrary to popular belief, New Yorkers are quite nice. So ask for tips and you’ll find that usually the person you ask will hook you up. Unfortunately, as I’m from Naples, I can tell you that “Una Pizza Napoletana”, one of the first of New York’s new generation of pizzerias, where each detail is a matter of obsession, has closed. So right below you can find some very cheap and special international restaurants suggested from New Yorkers.
Other random places to go to are: Bedford Avenue, Union Square with its farmer’s market, Soho, East Village, Houton Street (Katz pastrami sandwich), Prince Street/ Spring street, Apollo Theater area 125esima, Central Park, Coney Island, Battery park, and Prospect Park on Sundays.
To really get to know New York, you’ve got to ride a bicycle.
Don’t forget the high line! The nicest thing about it, is to see how they managed to grow flowers and plants between the old rails, also the view of the Meatpacking District and the Hudson River is worth a visit and 24th and 25th streets, which are full of art galleries in Chelsea.