Welcome to NYC - Almost Wordless Wednesday

Madison's mommy here! Sometimes you need to take a break away from all the craziness that's going on in your life. While our Almost Wordless Wednesday usually focus on Madison's adventures, today I want to focus a little on mine. I just recently took a break away from everything that's been happening and decided a quick trip back home to my hometown NYC was in order. While a lot of people tend to think of NY as the city that never sleeps, the city where anything that can happen will happen, almost like Murphy's Law, I think of it as home.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
I got to appreciate NY in a way that I've never seen it before. In the eyes of a tourist so to speak. Let me share a few of my photos with you! Most of these were taken from the passenger side of a car but you just gotta love New York City!

Yes that's the Freedom Tower in the backdrop

My old neighborhood

NYC is going green

What NYC is famous for. Their Yellow Cabs on 42nd Street. 

42nd Street at night.

NYC's Naked Cowboy

The famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY

What is NY without a bit of graffiti?

After seeing these prices I will never complain about my prices anymore.  :-)

Being back home made me realize how much I miss the city and I will be back some time very soon!

Have you ever been to NYC and what did you most enjoy about it while you were there?

Annmarie John


  1. Omg, now I am totally kicking myself even more that I couldn't meet up. Seriously all your pictures has me missing Manhattan so much. I live an hour out on the LIRR and since having my kids I can count on one hand how many times I have gotten back to the city. I used to be there all the time and even went to NYU for my graduate work. And the Naked Cowboy?! Seriously, awesome and so jealous, too ;)

  2. It's been a while and I've missed all your posts. NYC sure is the city that never sleeps and I love it because it's my hometown. There's no place like NY and no place like home. It was great seeing you and can't wait to see you again.

  3. Yes, NYC was always my city growing up. In fact, I never really knew how unique it was until I started visiting other cities as I got older.
    The Naked Cowboy! Wow! And the city lights - so nice.

  4. We're going to be in NYC this weekend, but we are just going down for the day. The boys have been asking to do the Empire State Building again, so we are going to do that, have lunch and come back home :)

  5. That's NY gas rates for ya! I live in central NY and it is insane what we pay for gas!!!

  6. I live about 1/2 hour from NYC (Westchester) and grew up in a small town also not far from the city. I don't go down there as much as I used to but I still love NYC--and yes I have been known to drive down there with all those cabs and don't forget the delivery trucks and all of us bottled up because of construction! I don't think I could live in the city-but I have to be able to get there in a NY Minute!

  7. I appreciate this post so much! I live in NYC and it's always nice to see it from a visitors perspective. I love your old neighborhood. Those Brownstones are beautiful!

  8. This brings back memories, I have not been to the cit in such a long time! I miss it! Your old neighborhood is beautiful, I have always loved Brownstones.

  9. I would love to visit New York. My brother in law actually lives in New York so it might just make a perfect excuse to go.

  10. Haven't been to NYC but want to go one day soon.

  11. I haven't been to NYC in a couple of years. I loved running in Central Park and really enjoyed the entire city.

  12. So beautiful. I would love to go to NYC. I bet it is a whole new world compared to where I live. I have lived here my entire life and have never traveled outside of state hardly. Great post! Love the photos.

  13. :D i want to go to NYC one day soon

  14. I haven't been to new York in a decade. It seems hard to believe it was that lOng ago.


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