Looking through my New York City photos I realized there is one more walk I’d like to share with you: from SoHo to One World Trade Center via Little Italy and TriBeCa. I also realized that I’ve walked a pretty good part of Manhattan’s west side from Columbia University to Battery Park missing only a few spots in Hell’s Kitchen. Next time I visit New York City I should probably explore the East Side more! Now let’s get on with our walk.
My walk started from Houston street and it’s actually a continuation of my Greenwich Village wanderings. SoHo is probably my favorite (window) shopping area in New York City. It’s cozy, has nice buildings and nice boutiques. I also popped in a couple of galleries and checked out Laduree. Too bad I already had a cupcake in Magnolia Bakery or I would have gone in and get my hands on some pastel colored macarons.
My walk didn’t follow an exact pattern, I just zig zag-ed my way from Houston Street to Spring Street, checking out windows and snapping photos of the iron cast buildings before stopping to Vive la Crepe (on Spring Street and Mulberry) for a hot chocolate.
Little Italy + TriBeCa
Then I spotted the Little Italy sign from afar. Sure I’ve passed by the area on a previous visit to New York City but never the street with the sign (I think it’s Mulberry), so I made my way there for some photos. After that small deviation and consulting Google Maps I saw that I had to walk west again in order to reach One World Trade Center, so I made my way towards TriBeCa with a stop at Opening Ceremony on Howard Street, because I just had to!
Little Italy is full of Italian restaurants (no wonder), but I must admit that I didn’t have much luck with them in the past. My favorite Italian restaurant is Il Buco and can be found in NoHo.
One World Trade Center
When I first visited New York City in 2010 the World Trade Center area was just a big construction place. Fast forward to last Christmas (2014) when I finally saw One World Trade Center in New York’s skyline. I also visited the memorial pools in the places where the original Twin Towers were standing.
And that’s were my walk ended, before hopping on the metro and heading (north) to Il Buco mentioned above for dinner!
Have you walked around SoHo and TriBeCa? Which is your favorite area in NYC to walk?