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I was finally able to visit the library today. Finally! I know to many it isn’t a big deal, but I haven’t been to the NYC Public Library in years. During my childhood this was the place I frequented the most. I was happy to see that some renovations were done on the floors. I wasn’t able to go to the other floors but the first floor looked bigger and yet everything was still in the same place. As usual, I took out new library cards just in case I

TimeSquare always looks beautiful in pictures but to experience it in person is a whole another story. I got off the train and raced up the stairs just to be smacked in the face with ginormous billboards. It was awesome. For someone like me who loves photography, the billboards were absolutely grand. It’s been a long time since I came here but somehow everything is still the same. There’s still too many people on the streets and too many things to see. Which is why I’m glad I brought my Nikon to take

Today we went out to buy some things in the super market and were surprised to see a street market with lots of fruits and vegetables at a very affordable price. They had cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, oranges, pares, broccoli, etc. The market was a perfect place to buy everything I needed to prepare my dad’s meals according to his diet. If my mom were in New York she would go crazy buying things at this market.   © 2016 Kirstie E. Morales Alvarez

While looking for a store to buy postcards or fancy paper from, I stumbled upon Barnes & Noble on  East 86th Street and Lexington Ave. Like any book lover, I totally freaked out. I stopped my dad in his tracks, took a picture of the store and told him we had to go inside. My dad looked at me weird and just said okay. In Puerto Rico the only book store we had with a wide variety of literature from topics to genres was Borders. But as you all know Borders was closed donw. I

We went looking for a store that sold nice postcards or fancy paper for me to write to my friends. I haven’t written a letter in so many years that I wanted to make sure I did so when being in New York. My dad decided it would be best to ride the bus downtown instead of walking. I didn’t have a problem with that. In Puerto Rico I use to ride the bus everyday until my mom got a car in 2010. Of course the busses in New York

What I was looking forward to the most today was to finally visit the New York Public Library on East 96th Street. This library will always be the best part of my childhood. I remember going there a lot to read series and taking out my memory card every once in a while. Sometimes I use to take out 10 books at a time or 2 to 3 movies. Can’t say how many times I took out Lamb Chop’s Play-Along. This library is the closest to my grandma’s apartment and I use to come here very often

My dad loves to walk a lot and we did so everyday. I wanted to visit many of the places I use to frequent when I lived in New York just to see how everything had changed. So today we visited the ever so beautiful Conservatory Garden. When I was a kid I loved just to come in and see the flowers and the fountain in the middle of the garden. The garden is always frequented with people who just take a walk about the park and of course the cliché prom/wedding crowd having their

One of my favorite things about a country, or state, is the food. So I had to check out the taco stand I use to eat at all the time when I was a kid. I was eager to see if the taco lady had continued her business next to the supermarket. Here tacos were always so delicious and cheap! Definitely one of the many things I missed from New York. So I went to Fine Fare Supermarket, located on 3rd Ave (E. 105th St), and there she was. I was really happy to see