If there’s one food New York is famous for, it has to be pizza !
Since I moved here (granted it was only a month ago), everyone I’ve met has given the address of a place they said had : “The best pizza in New York!” My only problem was, none of those people seamed to agree on which place was actually the best, so I ended up having to test out 10 different pizza places (what a chore right :p).
I feel like tracking those places down not only provided me great meals but also incredible sight seeing, but after visiting a few places I still hadn’t found what I would consider a pizza worthy of the title “best pizza in New York”
Finally, last weekend, my roommate told me I had to go walk the Brooklyn bridge and eat a Juliana’s afterwards because it was “the best pizza she’d ever tasted”. After a time of hesitation we actually went there and I have to say, their margarita pizza is indeed the best pizza I’ve tasted so far in New York.
You might be thinking : She’s only been to like 10 pizza places in New York… What does she know about good pizza?
Well actually, I’m french and I’ve been to Italy more than a few times and let me tell you: I KNOW GOOD PIZZA WHEN I TASTE IT! and this was great pizza!
So, so far for me the best pizza in New York is at Juliana’s in Brooklyn. So go check it out and tell me what you think 🙂 (also feel free to give me your personal favorites so I can go check them out)
You know the feeling when you meet your all time favorite celebrity or you hit the jackpot or win a lottery? Well that’s exactly how I felt when I first realized I’ll be going to school in New York. Some might think I am exaggerating but I’ll tell you why I felt that way. I come from a small town called Panvel in India. I was 9 years old when my parents and I moved to Panvel. There was just one school in Panvel at that time. Half of the town was like a jungle with dense trees. People usually didn’t go out after 7. You had to walk a lot to even to get to groceries shops. I am 22 now. I lived there for more than a decade. Panvel has improved a lot now. The jungle is gone now and was replaced by new buildings ,malls and few good schools. Population of Panvel has increased tremendously. Panvel has changed for good but it still has a long way to go. Panvel is a little conservative town. People would stare even if you wore ripped jeans. Girls who smoked and hung out with boys were considered “gone cases”. My parents were never conservative and always encouraged me to be myself. But sadly my friends’ parents were not that open minded so I had to adjust a lot. As I grew up this got exhausting. I was always a girl who wanted to experience the city life. People around me always said city life is a difficult life, the hassle and everything but dammit I wanted that hassle in my life. For 22 years my life has been hassle free and hence very boring. The hassle the people talk about was an adventure for me. People rushing everywhere, the traffic, the crowd everything that other people despised I wanted to experience. I know it might sound strange but that’s how my mind worked.
I come from a middle class family. Me and my parents lived in a 1BHK apartment. I didn’t have my own room, we don’t have a car but my parents still managed to gather funds to send me here. They gave up all their life savings just so I can have this exposure and live the life I always imagined. Not a day goes by when I don’t thank God for the amazing parents I have.
It’s been exactly a month that I moved to New Jersey. When I left India, even though excited I was so terribly scared. Firstly it was the first time I traveled in an airplane. And secondly I had never lived without my parents and never traveled. I had no family or friends here. I didn’t know a soul here. I was on my own like literally. The anxiety started kicking in. So many questions were running through my mind. How will I manage? How are the people there? Will I be able to make friends?Will the fact that I come from a small town hold me back?
I landed early morning in EWR airport. Immigration procedure was easier than I expected. But it took me 25 minutes to find my 3 luggage bags. Since I was on my own I had no one to help me lift the bags and put them on the luggage stroller. But then an African American man came and helped me. It was my first interaction with someone who is not Indian. We spoke for like a minute or two but I was so glad that I could easily understand his accent and moreover he could understand mine. I took a cab from the airport who dropped me at my the apartment I found through Facebook groups. My roommate came out to help me with luggage. It was our first meet and she was pretty sweet. I felt little better. I was surprised when she told me about the Indian street in Jersey City. It is hardly 10 minutes from my place. When I went there for the first time I felt like I was back in India. So many Indians and so many Indian shops. The population of Indians is quite high is Jersey city.
It felt like I had to start everything from the scratch. I had to understand the new currency. I had to learn to use the subway. The streets here are so confusing. I have never used google maps so much in my entire life. But when I went to NYC for the first time everything felt right. So many people, the tall buildings, the traffic, then ‘hassle’ ! DAMN!! I felt like I am home, I felt like I belong here. The new found freedom to wear anything I want, do whatever I want made every little trouble I faced so far worth it.
As a Parisian, I am used to seeing people admiring my beautiful city and dreaming about living there one day. Well, I lived in Paris for years, but this year I decided to move in New York.
For us, New York is just as attractive and I was so excited to finally live here. I actually loved this city and living in Midtown West with an amazing view from the 37th floor is just CRAZY ! But……… I should’ve think about it twice before leaving Paris that fast, because I already hate a lot of things.
When I decided to move in I wanted to live on the top of the building so that I could have that crazy view. I just didn’t realized that I would actually feel the height in the elevator. I’m still not used to those 37 floors.
The streets are MATHS !
One thing you might know is that most of the streets don’t actually have names but number. And as one of the most « mathophobe » human being of Earth it is pretty hard to get used to this.
Food EVERYWHERE !
There is litterally food EVERYWHERE ! Hot-Dogs at every single corner, I mean why ? I will be there for a while so please stop tempting me.
RATS AND ROACHES !
Certainly one of the things I hate the most in here. Paris and other cities are known for having rats.. just like New York, but I just didn’t know that there were also HUGE ROACHES that fly. I have to download the NYC Roach Map and i am now avoiding all the neighbourhoods in dark red.
Grabbing a cab is SPORT!
Something I don’t really understand in New York are the taxi driver. First of all they drive so fast that they just don’t see you, there are almost no “Taxi Line” and sometimes they’re free but they just don’t stop and nod at you.
The spring season i think this year is different !
Last weekend the weather was awesome and i went with my roommate to eat brunch outside and in restaurant has outdoor.
She preferred some restaurant good, she tried before !
That was “Good Enough to Eat” That location in :
520 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
We ordered Pumpkin French Toast and Omelet little Italy. The serves was excellent and also Black coffee was good.
I hope all of you try that ..
If you didn’t catch the title name do not worry, it’s a poorly constructed joke but forgive
me sleep is like a rare enjoyment for me this past couple of weeks.
I decided to create a portfolio of all of my advertising, branding and design work so far. A portfolio, besides an online one, is a physical print and bound book of a designer’s or advertiser’s work and people create that so that you can land those sought after, soul selling, internships in New York City.
The process was tough as hell and I am currently hating on every Adobe product out there but I’m sure I’ll love them again.
A portfolio of all of your work is like pouring your soul out in a book and hope for the best. I have my review from some industry pros tomorrow actually so wish me luck.
The printing and binding itself were easy, cause I outsourced it, but the process of creating it was hard and tedious. But I loved it. It’s sort of a love-hate relationship, kind of like NY.
The end product looks good, I hope. What was hard was the price as it was very expensive, like everything else in NY to print and bound but you do what you have to do.
I think if you are a designer or an advertiser or a creative in general PRINT A PORTFOLIO, it will do you immense good and it is a fun experience to go through.
Hi everyone. Today I want to show you my favorite Japanese restaurant in New York. It’s called Donburiya.
Address: 253 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
The decoration in this restaurant is not very traditional but modern. It also has a bar. But the food in it tastes awesome. You can find all kinds of Japanese food in it, like sushi, sashimi, and ramen. My favorite, of cause, is the donburi. It’s a Japanese “rice bowl dish” consisting of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice. Both the oyako don(chicken and egg) and kastu(pork) don are my favorite. They will be served with the salad and miso soup together. By the way, there salad dressing has a Japanese favor which I like so much.
No. 1 ➡ It has a f*king pool inside
The name will give it away to any francophone; Le Bain means the bath or the swim!
The club/lounge itself has a built-in functional pool that operates from April to end of September and it is absolutely fantastic.
The waters can also be Hot Tub like to spice up your experience; it is truly fun to be able to take a dive while you enjoy a nice cold, crisp Caipirinha with the Manhattan skyline in your sights!
No. 2 ➡ Music is superb
Of course, music is subjective but what is undeniable is the sound quality and attention to the playlist that this venue offers its guests. Every time I and my friends have been there it has been a totally different experience; we do all appreciate electronic music but every time is like brand spanking new.
And the DJ really knows how to get the party going and the crowd roaring.
From RnB to Electronica and House all the way to Disco and Funk; Le Bain has it covered
No. 3 ➡ The place is full of scorching hot... humans 😏
Le Bain is a known place to be seen but do not be discouraged by its reputation! While the bouncer might be looking scary and full of psychological issues if you are sharply dressed and can sprinkle some snobbism on you too you will definitely experience a night like no other.
Once you enter you will understand why Le Bain is considered to be one of the most exclusive clubs in NYC, it is full of hot people and jaw dropping beauty all around.
Now… who is ready to party? 🙌