38 Hours in NYC: Issue No.8
Lost in The City Travel Guides – Getting lost in the city is not about throwing away the map. It’s about surrendering yourself to the essence of the place. The sights, smells, flavours and sounds that make it unique. The photography, the art, the creativity that provide its individual inspiration. Getting lost is diving headfirst into what makes each city its own.
New York – It’s like having sex—the first time driving into Manhattan from the George Washington Bridge and slowly approaching the dense skyscrapers rising from the horizon. Welcome to New York City. Over the years, this place has attracted anyone who’s wanted to make it big: from artists and intellectuals, to supermodels and self-proclaimed masters of the universe. The city had it’s fair share of ups and downs but it’s always managed to get back on its feet. New York has extended itself to the outer boroughs— it’s not just The City anymore. But does Williamsburg as the capital of beards, fixed gears and craft beer really represent the city’s identity? And where is Manhattan alive and kicking today? To answer these questions we spoke with a diverse range of people: parents of eight from Brooklyn, a couple who run a restaurant in SoHo, a Danish artist from Chinatown, a musician from Williamsburg, and a style icon who moved from Belgium 25 years ago.