New York City | Travel Stories

 

Flow on, river! flow with the flood-tide, and ebb with the ebb-tide!  
Frolic on, crested and scallop-edg’d waves!  
Gorgeous clouds of the sun-set! drench with your splendor me, or the men
          and women generations after me;  
Cross from shore to shore, countless crowds of passengers!  
Stand up, tall masts of Mannahatta!—stand up, beautiful
          hills of Brooklyn!
Throb, baffled and curious brain! throw out questions and answers!  
Suspend here and everywhere, eternal float of solution!  
Gaze, loving and thirsting eyes, in the house, or street, or public assembly!  
Sound out, voices of young men! loudly and musically call me by my
          nighest name!  
Live, old life! play the part that looks back on the actor or actress!
Play the old role, the role that is great or small, according as one makes it!   

- Crossing Brooklyn Ferry. Walt Whitman.

I initially wrote down a story about my days in New York, but I deleted it and instead decided to let my photos speak for themselves. 

Scroll down for a list of my favorite go-to's in NYC. 

New York City | Travel Stories

Brooklyn:

To eat:

Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen
Dough
Primrose Cafe
Sweatshop
Mast Brothers Chocolate
OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
Cafe Colette
Bakeri
Wythe Hotel
Five Leaves
Littleneck Outpost

To shop:

Concrete + Water
Milk & Roses
Homecoming
Home of the Brave
Catbird

Manhattan:

To eat:

Happy Bones
Sel Rrose
Dominique Ansel Bakery
Tacombi
Cafe Henrie
Maman
Ost Cafe
Momofuku Milk Bar
The Butcher's Daughter
Gasoline Alley Coffee
Freemans

To shop:

McNally Jackson Store
Still House
Steven Alan