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Misadventures in New York City

Pigeons and Yellow Cabs, New York City Travel Photography by Briana Morrison+

In May and June I spent some time in New York City, stopping through on my way to Europe.  I had hoped to really explore the city, having only visited there once very briefly as a teenager, but unfortunately my wishes were crushed on both ends of my trip.

I arrived in New York early on a Tuesday afternoon.  My plan was to take a cab into the city, drop my bags, and set out for a walking tour of Southern Manhattan. I made it a few blocks before realizing that my feet had swollen on the flight, so much so that my shoes were rubbing painfully on the backs of my heels.  On the way back to my host’s apartment it became evident that what I really needed was to eat, sleep, & drink a few gallons of water to get rid of the migraine that was setting in.

The next day my flight for Berlin didn’t leave until 10:00pm so I decided to see what I could see.  I stopped in at the local Rite Aide to pick up some bandaids and moleskin for my poor feet and set out for the High Line, a unique park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above Manhattan’s West Side.  After walking along the High Line for a while I found some tasty nopales (cactus) tacos at Los Tacos NO. 1 in the Chelsea Market.  Reportedly the best tacos in NYC and I won’t dispute it, so good!  (I scarfed them down before taking pictures… Sorry.)

I spent the rest of the day walking around Chelsea, riding the subway, and repacking my things for my flight to Berlin.  I had hoped to have even more to share with you but upon returning to NYC in June for the bulk of my visit, I came down with a horrible sinus cold which left me blowing into tissues and watching Netflix from my cousin-in-law’s couch for a full week.  I did manage to meet my little cousin (who’s more like a niece and cute as can be!) for the first time, see a small play called Men in Boats, visit the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art with two old friends from my Film Show days, and grab a bagel from Russ & Daughters before flying home so it wasn’t a complete waste.

Still, I can’t wait to visit again.  Next time with Andrew in tow and a solid plan of attack.  I’m already working on my list…

Have you spent much time in New York City?  If so I’d love to hear your recommendations for my next trip!

View of New York City / Manhattan from the Lower East Side - Travel Photography by Briana Morrison+

Steam rising from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business in Manhattan - Photography by Briana Morrison+

 

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Tracks and plants on the High Line in Manhattan. New York City Travel Photography by Briana Morrison+Tracks and plants on the High Line in Manhattan. New York City Travel Photography by Briana Morrison+

View from NYC+

An elderly woman sits in front of a tea shop in Manhattan - New York City Travel Photography by Briana Morrison+

Los Tacos NO. 1 in the Chelsea Market - New York City travel photography by Briana Morrison+Los Tacos NO. 1 in the Chelsea Market - New York City travel photography by Briana Morrison+Los Tacos NO. 1 in the Chelsea Market - New York City travel photography by Briana Morrison+Los Tacos NO. 1 in the Chelsea Market - New York City travel photography by Briana Morrison+Russ & Daughters in Manhattan - New York City travel photography by Briana Morrison+

A bagel from Russ & Daughters in Manhattan - New York City travel photography by Briana Morrison+

A super tasty bagel with salmon from Russ & Daughters in Manhattan - New York City travel photography by Briana Morrison+

Russ & Daughters in Manhattan - New York City travel photography by Briana Morrison+

Street scenes in Manhattan in June 2015 - New York City Travel Photography by Briana Morrison+

View of two planes flying into New York City from my apartment in the Lower East Side - Travel Photography by Briana Morrison+

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  • September 8, 2015 - 10:30 pm

    Jade - I feel like whenever I visit New York, I never have enough time to do everything I want! Really love this set of images Bria.ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2015 - 3:15 pm

    Vanessa Morrow - I am going to NYC for the first time in about 2 weeks and I’m staying for 9 days. Your post is getting me even more excited! Woohoo! Love your photos here. What a fun trip you had!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2015 - 6:31 pm

    Kim - Because I know you have a sweet tooth as big as mine: Economy Candy and the Momofuku Milk Bar. Must. Visit. Next time! Completely opposite types of experiences but both unforgettable! Peter Pan Donuts too, if you wanna git some Tina Fey-approved breakfast treats. 🙂

    Baoguette (Pho/Bahn Mi) and Five Leaves were memorable meals, too.

    Hopefully you get to go back soon. The East Coast is refreshing in a crazy, fast-paced kinda way.ReplyCancel

  • September 17, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    Hope - These photos are beautiful! I’ve been to NYC twice, but have never been able to stay long enough to really explore the non-touristy places!ReplyCancel

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