Let’s talk places! Being from Brooklyn, New York there are so many places to visit and explore. There are coffee shops to museums, thrift shops and so much more. But I’m more of a quiet person, I like spaces that are calm and I can just be myself in. Brooklyn is known for its urban culture, there is so much around to appreciate. There’s a little bit of everything. I mean come on, Brooklyn is where it’s at !
My favorite place is just a couple blocks away from where I live. That place is Dunkin Donuts. Yes I love going to Dunkin donuts. I think I first started drinking coffee when I was like 14 years old, when I started high school. Ever since than coffee has been a necessity to me. I know that if ever I need a place to kill time it’s Dunkin Donuts. I have made so many memories in the Dunkin donuts near my house. I’m there at least once a week, every week. I make sure I always have some money for coffee. When my cousin first came from Mexico, Dunkin Donuts was one of the first places I took him. There I ordered an iced mocha latte and he had a hot chocolate. We sat down at a table for two and talked for about two hours. I love going to Dunkin with different people. Everybody has their own reaction to the same place. You can go to a place a thousand times, and experience something new every time . I have a best friend named Tabitha, and during our senior year in high school Dunkin was our place to go. We spent almost every day there. Always venting and talking about different situations we were going through. I remember taking a college now class with her at Brooklyn college, and before every class we were sure enough to make a stop at Dunkin. Dunkin just makes me feel comfortable. I’ve had problems before, and didn’t really know where to go to get some clear thinking. I found sure enough that Dunkin was my safe haven. It’s a place where I get tranquility and the smell of coffee just makes a person feel good. There are so many memories I can talk about. I’ve had some extremely good times but I’ve also had some not so good times. I guess you can say it’s kind of corny to say that an orange and brown painted place is really corny. But I frankly don’t care. The dunking that’s around my house is also near a train station, a liquor store, a food market and a pizzeria. I find it interesting to just sit there and appreciate everything around , to see all the different people who walk by there and try to figure out where there going , what they’re doing, it’s fun to make up stories about them. After all there are so many unique people in Benson Hurst. I guess I can speak a lot about things that have happened there. I think it’s safe to say, you know it’s real if I take you to the Dunkin. This is because well all have things or places that are special or personal to us for our unique reasons. And when building a friendship or relationship we only choose certain people who we feel are worthy enough to share these things with. Dunkin has become a personal favorite of mine, and I don’t just go with anybody, and I know that if need a place to go I can order an iced latte and sit in my favorite coffee shop.
Like many others I have many places I love being in. My room, boyfriends arms, my house, under a warm and soft blanky etc. but I can say my favorite happy place would be in 176 riverside. This is my happy place because like all other things I enjoy this place sums it up. I could come here alone or accompinied. The view is amazing and it helps me remain calm and collective. This place has the tendecy to relieve my stress and help me make important decisions in life. Just sitting and looking at the beautiful view helps me breath and sort out all of my thoughts to figure out what i will do next. In a bad or good day i like to admire the beautiful view.
This was hard. To choose one happy place that I have out of all the places that make me happy. But if I had to choose one it would have to be … Times square. Before you say how can times square be your happy place? It’s so loud etc. But a happy place isn’t just somewhere quiet or peaceful it’s just a place that makes you happy. Times square makes me happy. The bright lights and all the people crowded together walking through the streets. The yellow cabs passing through the streets. This is what new York city is about. Times sqaute brings me back to my child hood. Going to the city with my family and we would always go to times square only at night. That’s when the city really came alive. Overall i love the excitement Times Square brings. Sometimes seems overwhelming becuase their is so many things to do. But I love it. The lights flashing and the bright billboards everywhere you look!
My happiest place in New York is my new apartment. Growing up my family and I lived in a real tight small studio and I shared a room with my brother and sister. If you were to walk in to the old apartment it was pow the living room the dinning table, move right it was our room then my parents room then walk up and the kitchen was there. So it was really small for 5 people. Growing up and seeing the struggle my goal in life is to give my parents everything and knowing that they struggled really has pushed me. In August I signed a lease and moved my family into a two bedroom apartment.
Being able to have space makes me more comfortable even though being in a tight space made us close. This new apartment is everything to me i’m working and going to school and helping out with bills. When I walk into my apartment i just feel a sigh of relief and a peaceful and calm environment. I can do whatever I want here and not worry about bothering somebody or being in their space. I know people always say they can’t wait to get home from a long day but I honestly really mean that. Seeing how happy my family is makes me happy and it really warms my heart because I know that the new apartment may be their happiest place in new york too. This reminds me of the discussion about how sharing experiences with people can make you happy because thats what really happened in my situation.The new apartment just shows how a family is united and it honestly just shows how everything is peaceful and everyones different personalities.
My happiest place in new york is my apartment, everything in here makes me happy and knowing I did something not only for myself but for my family makes it even more special and knowing that new and better experiences are going to be made is bittersweet to me.
Like most New Yorkers choosing only one place to call my favorite is extremely difficult. I’m the type of person who loves to visit new places and try new things. While exploring the city I’ve found some pretty interesting places to hang out and eat at. Places like Lula’s Sweet Apothecary where they have the best vegan ice cream ever! and just a few blocks away a pretty unusual burst of nature is located between two building the 6BC Botanical Garden. Even though on my many adventures through the city I’ve found amazing places like this if I really have to choose only one it would probably have to be my kitchen at home. Although I don’t currently have my dream kitchen I work pretty well with what have. While I’m in there I’m able to clear my mind and focus on my baking. Most of the time its a place where I like to be by myself but its also a place where I’m able to spend time with my family but most of all my two nieces.
Even as a child I would spend most of my time in the kitchen with my mother since she was usually in there. I was inseparable from my mother so as she cooked I was right there next to her insisting on helping. As I got older I was actually able to help her in making edible food unlike what I use to make believe was food. In our family like most families holidays were extremely important but most of all so was the food served. we would have the menu planned out for weeks in advanced and would always assign everyone a task. My usual task would be something small like mash potatoes or the veggies. But now I’ve moved on to bigger tasks like helping prep the turkey before thanksgiving or making tamales on Christmas eve.
Now that I’m older I’m in charge of dinner most nights if I’m not working. Which I don’t completely mind. But for the most part when I have some free time I like to bake a lot. I start of with one simple thing and end up making/prepping three other things. For the most part I bake for and with my nieces. My oldest niece is now six years old and is in first grade so she often like to bring in treats for her class on holidays. So the same way I was always clinging onto my mother she does the same thing by following me around and tries to help me. I enjoy the time I get to spend with her and its amazing to see how much she learns and is able to do things that takes a lot of people a long time to master.
Out of all the wonderful places in New York City my kitchen is defiantly my favorite its a place where I can bond with my family and clear my mind. While I’m in there I can relax and focus on the task at hand. I can also create thing that people enjoy and put a smile on their faces. Its more of a safe haven for me and is only a few feet away from my room which is my second favorite place.
I’ve never really thought about what my happiest place could be but if I had to choose and what I could think of it would be my bedroom. My room is the type that is very cozy and a normal sized room not too big and not too small. When I thought about what could be my happiest place I automatically thought my room because it is a place where I can think about anything. I can act a certain way and be really loud put music up or watch whatever I want.
Sorry for the mess but as you can see around the room.
When I need to cry it is a place where I can do that because it’s my room. I can lock my door if I don’t want anyone to bother me. I have my own privacy to do as I please to change with no one around or sleep naked if I wanted to. I can do as I please in my room because it is mine and my place of relaxation. There is no bed more comfortable than mine I feel. I love to just through things around if I want or anything.
Just another one of something on the wall. Being decorative ha!
This is my happy place because I can be by myself put things around my room that I might like that could make me happy. It’s just a place that I know is mine and will always make me happy. Before when I was younger I had to share a room with my brother because my grandmother lived with us when I was getting older I always wanted my own room already to have my privacy and etc. After I’ve gotten my own room it is the best. It makes me happy because it’s just a place where I can do me without no one seeing just for me.
Out of the many places I have visited in New York my favorite place that brings me happiness is Central Park. Central Park is a calm place full of nature located right in the center of the chaotic city of Manhattan. I have lived in New York for about 15 years and I still have not visited all of central park because it is huge. My goal is to someday finally say that I have been all around central park.
In my opinion Central Park is one of the most beautiful places in New York City. It is gorgeous year around, it is always perfect to go to central park. In the summer anyone could go take a walk, ride bikes, roller blade, claim rocks or even just sit down on top of the huge rocks overlooking at the skyscrapers enjoying a picnic. In the fall the leaves start to change colors and start to fall down. Taking a walk down the park hearing the crunching noise of the leaves on the ground while looking over the trees made up of all the different shades of red. In the in the winter the tress get covered with snow. It seems as if you were walking down a winter wonderland. I love watching people playing with the snow such as snow ball fighting, making snowmen, or making snow angles. In the spring flowers start to bloom and trees come back to life. Central park started to bloom back to life with delicate pastel colors such as lavender, pinks, yellows, and greens. It doesn’t matter what season of the year it is I will always love to visit Central Park because of the beautiful view of nature and the tranquility it transmits to me.
Not only does it look beautiful but it also has a lot of sentimental values. Ever since I could remember my parents used to take me and my siblings to Central Park on their days off. My siblings and I used to run around playing tag in the play grounds, racing up the rocks, committing on who learned how to ride a bike faster. I also remember going to the zoo and feeding the animals. After a long week of parents working we took a day off to go relax and spend time together sitting in the grass with snacks enjoying the beautiful weather. Once we got a dog we used to go take him for walks and try to teach him how to play fetch but he never learned.
As time passed we all grew up and stopped going to Central Park as frequently as we used to. Still to this day I love going to Central Park on my free time because it brings back childhood memories. I also love going to just take a break from all the chaos in my life and just sit down and enjoy nature. In the winter I also go to the ice skating rank with friends. Central Park is a place that makes me happy because there is endless things to do. It is also a place that has a lot of sentimental value.
So after much thought I would have to say My happiest place in New York City is …
the # 2 school . I know that’s a weird name for a school but that’s the name of it . I didnt actually go to the school but my parents , aunts and uncles would take my cousins and I there to play in the playground that was there . Its my happy place because of the memories that I have of the playground . The memories of my family , sometimes I would look at the pictures and see my brother and I sitting on the slides holding hands smiling for the camera . Every time I think about the school it brings all that back in my mind and I cant help but smile because there years I cant ever go back to but their years I will always cherish forever .
Living in a big city such as New York City there are various areas for me that brings me happiness. The area that stands out the most to me is central park. The environment and just being around nature calms me. Central park is such a beautiful park there’s a large amount of areas where i can just relax not having to worry about being bothered, either sitting on a bench or laying my blanket out on the grass to read a book. If I happen to be having a hard day sitting in the park to clear my mind allows my stress and worries to diminish, its my way of escaping all of the troubles in the world such as my work load for my college courses. I’m a nature person I love to be around nature such as flowers, grass, and picnic settings. Even when the season’s change the vibe of central park will never change for me, that happy feeling will never disappear.
Sitting in central park on a warm summer day reading a book while the winds blows is very relaxing. A huge factor for me in my happiness is being relaxed, satisfied and completely calm and content. Being able to be taken to a complete different place not having to worry about anything and just feeling free,it amazes me that one special place can do that for me. Nothing matters the moment I’m there because the only feeling i have is happiness I’m not feeling sad, depressed, nor angry it takes me to a different world.
Although, central park is my happy place I’m not the only one I’ve noticed on days that I’ve been there that many people seemed very happy as well. From children running around playing enjoying the weather, Individuals training for a marathon, street performers dancing, and couples taking their first steps into marriage. Central park is such an amazing, beautiful, peaceful environment.
New York has a lot of wonders and even though I travel a lot, to some extend, this city has beautiful aspects. I’ve explored New York City a lot, and some places have really stood out to me. However if i was to choose one, it will be 14 ST – Union Square. Not only that specific spot but also the surroundings of it. I love diversity and Union Square is a place in which a lot of diversity can be found.
In most places I’ve visited, New York City has been the only one with so much diversity, and it is best shown in Union Square. Whenever I need to calm down or have a laugh, or just walk around, Union Square is where I find myself. Not only is it beautiful, but it is surrounded by things to explore. It is a place where a person can shop, go to restaurants for a new taste, explore beautiful parks, see different kind people, and learn about different cultures.
In Union Square, I’ve actually seen many things. It is my favorite place in New York City because it is the only place in the whole city where I don’t actually feel like a stranger. Its a place where I could hang out with my friends and have a blast. its a place where i see great fashion. It’s my favorite place to shop in. Its a place where I could read, take my mind off of unhealthy things and just be me.
I also love the history of it. I find it amazing that it used to be a burial ground just like most parks in New York City, but it still fascinating. It also has statues of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, and Marquis de Lafayette to show respect and I’m a person who loves their history.
Most of all, I love this square because it is just beautiful, the first place I visited when I arrived in the U.S. on 2009, and where I made a lot of memories.