Category Archives: New York City

spanglish in New York City

It is familiar that New York City is home to a large population of Latinos, but what is less known is the origin of this particular way of talking. Spanglish in New York City has roots in the Caribbean. Many slaves came from Africa and spoke Spanish and English to communicate with their masters. What Is Spanglish? Spanglish is a specialized communication method that’s used to blend English and Spanish. Despite its wide usage in Latin America, it never gained traction among native speakers of either language because the use of Spanglish has been seen as taboo. Though many see it as a linguistic hybrid, advocates say it is an art form that highlights the diversity and culture of the region such as a contact dialect, hybrid language, pidgin, or creole language. If you have a basic knowledge of English, then you can speak Spanglish quickly. But if you don’t…

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Williamsburg bridge New York City

The Williamsburg bridge, one of New York’s most famous landmarks is a suspension bridge built in 1903. Built across New York’s East River, this iconic architectural wonder connects Manhattan’s East Side to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. When opened 117 years ago, the Williamsburg bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world but the exposed iron frames and lack of extra design elements left many Americans unimpressed. Today the Williamsburg bridge stands tall not just as a symbol of New York city but it represents the ingenuity of American architecture and the long-term vision of the past leaders of the country. Let’s take a look into the glorious history of the Williamsburg bridge of New York city. The construction of the historic Williamsburg bridge began in the early 1896s and the foremost purpose of this bridge was to connect the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The governor of New…

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Welcome sign view from Seaport

Sunset at Seaport District is fantastic Walking in New York City while having authentic Latin America coffee from Guatemala I bumped into the Seaport District in Manhattan the other day.

Pet shop cat looking out the windows in NYC
J train New York City Subway platform

New York City MTA Subway is the main transportation for most New Yorkers. Subway riders during COVID use the face mask. During the pandemic passenger rate reduced drastically, but there are still many us of who rely on the subway to carry on with our daily work commute. Some other subway riders during COVID pretend to use a face mask.

NYC Subway rider not wearing mask properly
NYC Subway rider not wearing mask properly
NYC Subway rider with shopping bags
NYC Subway rider with shopping bags with coffee
NYC Subway riders feeling sick
NYC Subway riders feeling sick

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NYC snow storm 2021 Grand Central

During this New York City Snow Storm of 2021 many New Yorkers were stranded at home. Most subway trains stopped running by 2PM and New York City was covered in white. Around Grand Central terminal in New York City the streets were covered in snow. The few people that went to work did not even come out of their offices at lunch time. I went outdoors while enjoying fantastic Latin America coffee brewed at home. Park Avenue in New York City was deserted. The only people outside were the cleaning crew shoveling the snow in front of the lobby entrances in Park Avenue. Unused phone booth around Grand Central Terminal were covered by snow. These phone booth are no longer used since many New Yorkers have a mobile phone service. Other New Yorkers got very creative and found a way to cover their shoes during this New York City Snow…

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NYC Moments Wall Street Xmas Tree

Xmas day in New York City in 2020 is very different from other years. But, more New Yorkers came out to enjoy pictures with the Xmas tree, the Fearless Girl of Wall Street and the Bull of Wall Street. These are normally tourists attractions where you have to stand in line for hours to take a picture in a rush. I was also able to appreciate the tall buildings, including the wonderful details carved into the brick, from a different angle while having an amazing Latin America Coffee. Xmas Day in New York City in 2020 where there are almost zero tourists walking around makes NYC feel like a different state. Where there used to be hundreds of people there are only a handful now. It does not matter New York City is still my favorite city in the United States. During the pandemic in 2020 everyone is wearing masks…

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People chatting at New York City Seaport

New York City Seaport is another historic location and formerly home to NYC’s fish market before it was moved to the Bronx. Hurricane Sandy changed the mood in at NYC’s Seaport historic buildings specially to the ones closer to the East River. A new fancy Mall has been constructed instead of the old cool looking traditional Mall with its amazing food court located on the top floor. You could find a wide variety of food for really affordable prices. Now, there’s a fancy rooftop bar/restaurant. During my walk and while have amazing coffee brewed at home. I noticed another restaurant/bar right by the water. They are now using domes to sit restaurant customers outdoors due to the current COVID pandemic. Check out more pictures below hopefully this eating outdoors fashion stays forever. Feels like I’m walking somewhere in Europe. Traditionally New Yorkers are not used to this way of life,…

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