my name on a car

Dans le Marais. Une parisienne d'adoption de 25 ans passionnée par trop de choses...

Seems like Paradise is only a couple of miles away… (Battery Park and its famous statues: The Immigrants and Koenig’s Sphere - a symbol of world peace through trade which used to be located between the Twin Towers until that dreadful day, 13 years ago)

Grand Central Terminal, NY

From dusk til dawn, I love you New York City. 

"No urban night is like the nights here. Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will"  - Ezra Pound

Ferris wheels, fried junk food and a packed boardwalk: the joys of Coney Island on a saturday afternoon

A friday evening on the Highline, walking from the West Village to Chelsea, Bob Dylan in my ears

Sweet Chick: Spreading love with waffles and fried chicken: it’s the Brooklyn way

Sweet Chick: Spreading love with waffles and fried chicken: it’s the Brooklyn way

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.”

—   Tom Wolfe

Walking from the East Village to mid-town Manhattan, I had to pop by the Chelsea Hotel and imagine what it could have been like to step into the chaos of its hallways, a couple of decades ago, with a few heroes of mine by my side.

"This hotel does not belong to America. There are no vacuum cleaners, no rules and shame…it’s the high spot of the surreal. Cautiously, I lifted my feet to move across bloodstained winos passing out on the sidewalks — and I was happy. I witnessed how a new time, the sixties, stumbled into the Chelsea with young, bloodshot eyes." Arthur Miller

Aug 24th : The Williamsburg promenade : from 6N Street to the bridge. Impressively sublime.

Aug 24th : from McCarren Park to Kent Avenue, Williamsburg couldn’t be lovelier

Aug. 23rd : from the Café Lalo on the Upper West Side (a disappointment which might have been caused by the fact that Tom Hanks was nowhere to be seen) to Central Park -Belvedere Castle, JOK Reservoir, Bow Bridge and Besthesda fountain - and Madison Ave. on the Upper East Side

Aug 22nd : Sunset on the Hudson & The Wizard of Oz at the Family Friday Riverflicks

Aug 22nd : taking a stroll from NYU to the West Village alongside Bob Dylan and BEE, passing by Soho and Noho and paying a tribute to Robin Williams

Aug 22nd : When a job interview leads to the discovery of your temporary neighborhood, the eclectic and hip Williamsburg 

Aug. 21st : Mid-Manhattan Skyline and Williamsburg bridge as seen from Bushwick Inlet Park 
“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline. (…) The sky over New York and the will of man made visible. What other religion do we need?” - Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead