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Exploring New York by the East River Ferry

Today I played tourist by visiting parts of Brooklyn via the East River Ferry.

I started out by taking the Ferry from Pier 11 on Wall street to North Williamsburg. I ate a traditional Japanese breakfast, at a hole in the wall Japanese establishment. There was maybe 12 seats in the entire restaurant and for a Tuesday afternoon, every single seat was taken.

The food was healthy and fresh, colorful vegetables, fresh fish. I had never eaten tile fish prior to this. The miso soup was delicious alongside the probably organic brown rice.

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It was felt like 90 today, what with the humidity and relentless piercing rays of sunshine.

I listened to conversations, as I explored the rest of Billysburg. I witnessed a couple arguing at the street corner, teenagers giggling along the sidewalks, mothers screaming after their toddlers to slow down on their skate scooters at intersections but the most unforgettable person, I met today was the women quietly sobbing at the park in Long Island City. Laughter is infectious, and I smiled at the little kiddies tearing down the sidewalks, but sadness, that I’m not sure how to deal with. I offered her the best sympathetic smile I could as she caught my eye, but I quickly walked on to give her the room to expel her sadness. I hope she found a way to feel better after I walked on.

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The view of Queensborough Bridge from Long Island City.

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The view of Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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The view of Green Point, Brooklyn.

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Long Island City, brand new Condo developments with a wonderful view of Mid Town Manhattan.

I love wandering into different neighborhoods in this city, and I’m grateful for being able to live in one of the greatest cities in the world.

The feeling of being free and happy is truly a blessing in life.

Speaking of which, time to go make my Boss some dinner!

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope you had a great day too!  If not, there is always a tomorrow.