It is familiar that New York City is home to a large population of Latinos, but what is less known is the origin of this particular way of talking. Spanglish in New York City has roots in the Caribbean. Many slaves came from Africa and spoke Spanish and English to communicate with their masters. What Is Spanglish? Spanglish is a specialized communication method that’s used to blend English and Spanish. Despite its wide usage in Latin America, it never gained traction among native speakers of either language because the use of Spanglish has been seen as taboo. Though many see it as a linguistic hybrid, advocates say it is an art form that highlights the diversity and culture of the region such as a contact dialect, hybrid language, pidgin, or creole language. If you have a basic knowledge of English, then you can speak Spanglish quickly. But if you don’t…
The Williamsburg bridge, one of New York’s most famous landmarks is a suspension bridge built in 1903. Built across New York’s East River, this iconic architectural wonder connects Manhattan’s East Side to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. When opened 117 years ago, the Williamsburg bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world but the exposed iron frames and lack of extra design elements left many Americans unimpressed. Today the Williamsburg bridge stands tall not just as a symbol of New York city but it represents the ingenuity of American architecture and the long-term vision of the past leaders of the country. Let’s take a look into the glorious history of the Williamsburg bridge of New York city. The construction of the historic Williamsburg bridge began in the early 1896s and the foremost purpose of this bridge was to connect the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The governor of New…
New York City architecture inspires me While walking around and enjoying one of my favorite Latin America coffee from Peru I got inspired and found many details about these buildings. I will separate the architecture styles in future posts. Probably sort them by boroughs and/or NYC neighborhoods.
Sunset at Seaport District is fantastic Walking in New York City while having authentic Latin America coffee from Guatemala I bumped into the Seaport District in Manhattan the other day.
Taking NYC architecture photographs is one of my main passions. Here is the beginning of many more NYC architecture photography I will be taking while having Latin America coffee and walking around New York City. I will focus mainly on authentic and historical architecture and not in the new boring glass buildings.
New York City MTA Subway is the main transportation for most New Yorkers. Subway riders during COVID use the face mask. During the pandemic passenger rate reduced drastically, but there are still many us of who rely on the subway to carry on with our daily work commute. Some other subway riders during COVID pretend to use a face mask.
The magic of Grand Central Terminal in New York City and the neighborhoods around are inspiring. During the pandemic of 2020 the neighborhood has become more quiet and cleaner. I took a walk while having the best coffee from Latin America the other day and decided to take some pictures.
Grand Central Terminal is one of New York’s greatest landmarks and contains perhaps the city’s finest civic space. However, over time it has become a victim of its own success. A building designed to be used by 75,000 people per day now routinely handles ten times that number with up to a million on peak days.