I didn’t need to think too hard about this week’s prompt of Town & Country for Sunday Scribblings. I wouldn’t have spent the last five years living in NYC if I wasn’t in love with big cities. This place will push your boundaries and comfort levels in so many ways that you better really love it here if you want to stick around.
- A run away horse wreaking havoc in Midtown Manhattan yesterday.
- Manhattanhenge: When the setting sun is perfectly aligned with the east-west grid of Manhattan streets.
- Pimped up taxis.
- The global island of Manhattan.
- And my personal favorite, the Egg Roll and Egg Cream Festival at the point in lower Manhattan where Chinatown meets the Jewish Lower East Side. The festival “celebrates the two cultural groups that have lived and worked on the block, from the East European Jewish immigrants of a century ago to the Chinese community of today.” Highlights include: performances by a Chinese opera star, Chinese folk-music ensemble, and klezmer group; hands-on demonstrations by a Torah scribe, yarmulke and tefillin makers, and a paper-lantern maker; Yiddish and Chinese childrenâ€™s games, and, kosher egg creams and egg rolls.
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