Nitty, Gritty, Lower East

I’ve never been fond of Manhattan and it’s uppity,Upper East Side atmosphere. My first time in NYC, I was on a high school field trip during my most rebellious phase at 16 years old. I decided that Times Square was too boring for me, so I decided to sneak off and hang out with my sister who was living in Queens at the time. Of course I got caught and faced expulsion when I got back to my high school. It was worth it for me though. I got to see New York. My sister and her boyfriend took me around some more authentic New York neighborhoods: St. Mark’s Place, Flushing, and the recently demolished 5 Pointz.I loved that gritty, raw vibe of this New York. I couldn’t care less for Fifth Avenue…I mean, who gets inspired by a 7 story, polished Louis Vuitton store? No thanks, I’d rather be hunting down street art in Brooklyn.

The recently demolished 5 Pointz in Queens

Since I’ve been spending most of my time in New York City lately, I’ve learned to love the whole city. Sometimes I am in that fancy mood for brunch at Bergdorf’s on 5th Ave. Other days, I want to hunt for the craziest accessories on St. Mark’s. I just love that everything I am in the mood for is only a few train stops away in New York City.

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Grungy vibes on St. Mark’s Place

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