Posted in New York

One of my favorite things to do when it’s nice out is to walk for miles in NYC. It’s a city that’s so vibrant, you never know what you’ll come across.

I usually start at Penn Station in Midtown, where my train comes in. Then, given about an hour as a time frame, I make my way down to SoHo.

There’s no need for me to look at a map, unless I’m heading to a restaurant that I’ve pinned down to eat at. I cross streets based on which green light goes off first, and make my way southward to Chelsea, the West Village, Greenwich Village, NoLita and SoHo.

Join me for my walk in these photos.

As I start walking down 7th Avenue, I bid the traffic and bustle goodbye. I’m heading to neighborhoody Chelsea.

As I get to Chelsea, I marvel at the newly-built apartment buildings rising stories above the street. NYC is always under construction.

Should I stop for some NYC street food? One of my all-time favorite meals is “Halal cart” chicken and rice. It pays to be an adventurous eater!

I get to the streets numbered in the low 20s, between 8th and 9th Avenues, and the brownstone architecture is just stunning. If I had all the money in the world, I’d buy a Chelsea rowhouse.

I keep walking, though. Let’s get to the Village!

Want to hop on the subway or take a yellow cab? I sure don’t, because I’m busy walking!

Finally, we get to the grand arch at Washington Square Park. It’s one of my favorite spots in Manhattan for taking a photo. It’s even more perfect when the sky is blue. People are always out and about in this park and I always look forward to seeing some live jazz music.

Just a block away is a big red building with very few windows, though. It’s quite a contrast to the 1800s-era brick homes and pre-war apartment buildings.

At the finale of my walk, I’m in SoHo. I love it here. One of my all-time most appreciated spots for taking a perspective shot is down Broadway or West Broadway, because you can see so much of the city at one time.

Time for a coffee break! My legs are tired from this walk.

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