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Second trip to New York: Brooklyn, Midtown and Harlem

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Although we had agreed to take it easy that morning, I woke up again at six in the morning automatically. It was something irremediable and, at this point in the trip, any attempt to fight the vain jet-lagera.

Starting the day with energy!

In the diner of the corner we have breakfast with the calm the traditional dish: eggs to taste with bacon and home fries and at the end we begin to swear that we would not eat eggs again in a month.

New York subway map. Although it seems messy, it is not so much.

That morning we wanted to visit Brooklyn. The idea was to start with the Brooklyn Museum, not to see pictures and statues, but to attend the exhibition Who shot Rock & Roll, on photographs of the world of rock from 1955 to the present. The exhibition, which was temporary and, unfortunately, is already closed, I really liked it. There were pictures of Elvis, album covers, of photographed singers coming from the gym (Madonna), or even Marilyn Manson posing as Marilyn Monroe naked for that famous calendar. Too bad that no photos could be taken and that the catalog, apart from being expensive, weighed five kilos.

Brooklyn Museum

Upon leaving the exhibition we went by subway to Clark St (2 and 3) to visit Brooklyn Heights. There we began to walk aimlessly looking at the houses in the historic area on Henry Street and wandered towards the Promenade to see the skyline, although in the end I don't know where we went to stop. Anyway, after a long walk we finally arrived at a park where you could see the city skyline. The Empire Fulton Ferry State Park is located in Dumbo, a former industrial zone between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. They had recommended it to us and we got there by chance.

Brooklyn Heights

The Dumbo area is very small, but it is one of the latest examples of how New York is able to regenerate. Or, as I also say, how to ensure that there are fewer and fewer patina sites and that every time everything is more fashion. We enter the Jacques Torres store, which is made of chocolates. Everything was very good and with the cold weather it felt like sitting down to have a hot chocolate, but since it was time to eat we decided to continue walking. Dumbo is just four streets, but it is very interesting. There we found Miso Sushi, a Japanese restaurant that is highly recommended because it makes good Japanese food and is not badly priced. After lunch we went to have hot chocolate and it was really good.

Manhattan Bridge

Later, and taking advantage of the fact that it was still daytime, we went to visit Midtown a bit and pay a visit to the most emblematic buildings of the city: The Flatiron building and the Empire State Building. The Flatiron is one of my favorite buildings in the city, it is amazing how thin and slender it is. And the Empire is undoubtedly one of the best known, although for the second time in a row I went back to go ahead and did not go up to see the panoramic view (for my taste the best place to see the city is the “Top of the rock” of the Rockefeller Center) We left that for another day, because it was almost time and it was time to go to Mass.

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