Alison's Writing Portfolio · On Herself · On New York City · On Places & Travel

How to Ruin a Spring Walk in Manhattan – Perceptive Travel

Families in coordinating stretch jeans, sneakers and laminated folding street maps posed for photos in front of cut-rate electronics stores. Young couples in backpacks with bottles of water and complicated leather camera cases around their necks snapped cell photos of the gaudy lit signs advertising the latest movie to be made into a musical. A guy in a Spider Man costume scooped up young children while their parents smiled, and so the children smiled, and all stayed as still as possible in the middle of the street to allow the camera lens its focus.

New Yorkers will have no trouble guessing what part of the city I’m describing… [Read More]


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