Category Archives: NYC Moments Culture

Mexico independence day NYC

Some of the photos I took during Mexican independence day in Bryant Park. During the celebrations I saw many people having fun and displaying Mexican flags. Many artists came by on stage including Thalia. Also, Mayor Eric Adams came to say hola. Mexico Independence Day, celebrated on September 16th, is a vibrant and significant national holiday that marks the country’s struggle for freedom from Spanish colonial rule. This day is deeply rooted in history and is celebrated with immense pride and enthusiasm throughout Mexico. The origins of Mexico’s fight for independence can be traced back to the early 19th century…

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Bodegas NYC

Step onto the bustling streets of New York City, and you’ll encounter a unique urban phenomenon that has woven itself into the very fabric of the city’s identity – the bodegas. These unassuming corner stores are more than just places to grab a quick snack or a newspaper; they are living historical markers that embody the diverse and dynamic essence of NYC. Dating back to the early 20th century, bodegas have served as communal lifelines for residents in neighborhoods of all backgrounds. Originally established by immigrants, these small businesses were a means to support families and provide essential goods to…

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Chinatown New York City Playing poker at Columbus Park

Chinatown in New York City holds a special place in my heart. As someone who grew up in a small town with little diversity. Chinatown was like a whole new world to me when I first visited. The energy is electric: From the moment you step foot in Chinatown, you can feel the energy in the air. The bustling streets are filled with vendors selling everything from fresh produce to souvenirs. The colorful storefronts and signs make it feel like you’re in a different country. There’s always a buzz of activity, and I love the feeling of being a part…

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Little Italy NYC night sign at street

There was a time that Little Italy NYC covered more than just Mulberry Street. I took a walk after visiting one of our NYC parks. Little Italy is one of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City. It holds a special place in my heart. It’s a place where the streets are lined with colorful buildings and charming cafes. The air is filled with the scent of fresh pasta and warm bread. Every time I walk through Little Italy, I’m transported to a different time and place. A world of old-world charm and romance. One of the things I love…

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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…

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