New York: from Chinatown to Little Italy through Soho and Flatiron District


5 p.m., cycling day by discover brooklyn ends, we are at the foot of the City Hall and take the direction of Chinatown to discover this emblematic district of New York that continues to grow and invade the other surrounding neighborhoods.


Bowery District

But first, little tour of Bowery, in the heart of Lower east side, to enjoy the view of the neighborhood from the tallest building, which is none other than the hotel Citizen M Bowery.

We are staying at another Citizen M hotel, the one in Time square, and here it is also excellent: a modern and colorful hotel, where art is presented in all its forms, but also culture: a fabulous library with free access, a street art museum inside establishment and on the 20th floor a bar in the roof Cloub M, Which offers a magnificent view of the neighborhood.

We take the opportunity to have a small cocktail, the place is really nice, you can't miss it during a stay in New York! The terrace is only open in summer, but otherwise, the glass bar is also very nice. It is not only for hotel guests.

The location of the hotel is also excellent, the subway is right next door and is in an excellent location to visit New York. The bathrooms of the bar are also worth a visit.


Chinatown

Now is the time to discover Chinatown. After visiting several cities in the USA. UU. And Canada, it is not uncommon to find Chinese neighborhoods that do not go unnoticed: many gourmet addresses with attractive scents, merchants that offer exotic products, teas and seafood and dried fish that perfumes the sidewalks of cities, posters in Chinese, always very colorful.

I have great memories of the Chinese neighborhoods in Vancouver, Portland Y San Francisco, with magnificent doors that show the entrance to the Chinatown, quiet Zen gardens and tea rooms amid the hustle and bustle of a city.

In New York, none of that, but a very lively and colorful neighborhood that didn't move me more than that.

We walked the streets, looked curiously at the stalls of food vendors, gave me a feast with a matcha latte (without sugar), accompanied by tapioca pearls with black house sugar. Yfang tea.

This shop is perfect for bubble tea lovers, who are looking for gourmet flavors, based on natural products. Here they make their own cane syrup and do not use syrups with artificial flavors.

I was no longer hungry after my bubble tea to taste the ice cream in taiyaki that make you dream on Instagram: the cone is replaced by a taiyaki, this type of Japanese fish-shaped waffle. Visually throws, flavor level I can not tell you, to try next time!