New York is known to be a very intense metropolis: City never sleeps, say townspeople. At the same time, New Yorkers and visitors to the city have to be expensive to pay for a sign of financial capital of the world: the prices in restaurants, taxis and accommodation - an order of magnitude higher than that across America.
On the other hand - a wide range of consumer goods, electronics, and relatively inexpensive clothing. Shuttles from Europe and Russia - are not uncommon on the streets of Manhattan. Direct flight from Moscow to the city of Apple gadgets and a couple of laptops, two bags with branded clothing and you paid for your ticket overseas ..
The local American (unlike California) do not disdain to go in skirts. Well, without that NYC would hardly have become one of the capitals of world fashion:-).
The famous Broadway delights relatively cheap rags and frustrating at the same time .. dirty streets and Chinese fake.
Living in budget hotels Ukrainian church in the square named after Taras Shevchenko. Nothing religious, pastor just gave us a welcoming luxury apartment in one of the oldest buildings in New York. Just look at these ancient corridors, vintage railing and the whole entourage!
Tall ceilings under three meters, creaky parquet of the last century, a cup of tea on the table and soothing evening noise of the big city. All this costs us a modest donation of $ 20 per day.
Downstairs, there is a shop on the Boulevard Museum (dotyagnuvs damn Yushchenko!) Ukrainian embroidered shirts and towels.
But Ukraine is not aware of embroidery and dolls, but rather due to the Chernobyl disaster. After all, only Hollywood can show the world the truth and still manage to make good in this case.
The food in this town too expensive: a small cup of soup in a diner I pay $ 7.
The so-called halal food sold by Arabs everywhere of such trolleys here, that spoil the whole tourist view of the world's financial capital. Even the price of $ 5 for a full meal does not attract me: health is more expensive.
Issue with parking New Yorkers decide here in this way.
And, of course, on the streets of the metropolis can meet the most diverse people.
It is well known that the Americans wizard sell anything that moves and does not move. Here you can buy everything. Even 15 seconds of fame on the big screen Times Square, would be money.
"Jesus Christ - superzveda" yes.
From homeless people can not escape even in the world's financial center.
The city never sleeps, but sometimes on strike.
52-year-old Asian Hmong Chen holds this laundry in New York for 15 year. For washing clothes in a large washing machine, he charges $ 3.50, and for drying - $ 3.00, respectively. Few residents of the city can afford themselves own a washing machine in the apartment, that have to wear underwear across the road.
Look like this, even the most expensive streets of New York at night.
In New York City subway of those who have not listened to his mother as a child.
"And you are not ashamed to take people lying on the pavement?" - I asked a New York cop.
"It's a shame to waste public money on drugs ochumevshih of Negroes" - I thought to myself and hurried away from sin.
"America will lose it excessive liberalism" - once said the famous American prophet David Wilkerson, and here I fully agree with him.
Eyes wide open, empty pupils, saliva from the mouth and tongue to the dirty floor of the subway - a familiar sight on the third floor of the subway under the Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn. Even during the day the white man to look into these areas the old-timers do not recommend: can cut only for skin color.
In the dream the only sober and therefore adequate bum-traveler gets hitchhike to the shrines Shaulina, somehow I believe, dropping into a glass of one dollar.
A single ticket is worth $ 2.5. Better to buy travel for $ 40 a week and move freely around the city. CAUTION beginners: never buy a "coupon" tickets in black sunglasses - it is illegal and our own peril.
Although the "city never sleeps" in each area - its own rules.
Three blocks from Times Square insane tenants finally returned to natural sources of heat and energy.
And finally, a few pictures of the famous magazine "All Saints".
You can in fact make the process of buying clothes fun, enjoyable and interesting!
Prices for quality clothes here, by the way, significantly lower than in Moscow.
About zazhravshuyusya Muscovy is still a separate post; follow the site.
In New York, local Ukrainians-yourselfers have tempted me to stay for another couple of days, providing the so-called stenbay ticket to the Airport. After some hesitation, I bought a ticket and flew .. no time. I had to go back to the city, and all my plans have been violated, and went the extra hundred dinars (exit-entrance into the city from JFK - $ 10, food - 40 Subway - another $ 10 hostel - $ 20 luggage storage - permanent link 20). Total to survive in the American Babylon takes a month about 3 thousand. Dollars.
Still, I prefer Mr. Murphy American than Russian Avos, yes I suppose. Do not mess with Khokhlov; our own peril.