New York, New York
In this edition, we feature a slice of the Big Apple via two iconic areas. Our New York escapade begins on Broadway, one of the most famous avenues in the world. It lends its name to the theatre district it intersects, but our interest is further north along the 24 km stretch of road that dates as far back as the Pre-Columbian era. Broadway has much more to offer than illuminated facades and majestic theatres as the northern section boasts a wealth of architectural delights.
Then, we cross the East River to Brooklyn. This is the most populated area of the city, and for a long time ignored by visitors and inhabitants alike. Now, however, following twenty years of change, New-Yorkers and tourists alike are enjoying a vibrant area full of culture and commerce. The Brooklyn that director Spike Lee celebrates in his films is fast becoming a Brooklyn of deluxe hotels, start up businesses, and “hipster” culture. And this diverse district is more than ever a source of inspiration for artists. The neighbourhood of Bushwick is a veritable open air gallery of street art by artists from all over the world. TV series are now shot on the roof-terrace of the William Vale Hotel. Cosmopolitan and hip, Brooklyn is now the must see area of New York…and the place to be seen.
AMÉLIE ARA RÉDACTRICE EN CHEF