The West Village 

Today  I went to the West Village to  experience some authentic non-corporate New York vibes.  I read a ton of articles and guides about  walking round The Village and things not to be missed, but in the end I decided just to head to the general area and get lost. So apologise in advance for not giving any street names and instead sharing some of the awesome music pumping out of the independant stores.  Today’s song of the day part one is The Fugees, Killing Me Softly with his Song (possibly one of my Desert Island Discs).Below: I love the idea of being a full time activist! But where does your pay cheque come from?  Fire escape appreciation.  A lot of information on one store front.  It was somewhere around here that I heard Hall & Oates, Rich Girl.Theres no denying the architecture of the West Village is a lovely thing to behold.  This synagogue (I’m assuming) was incredible and squeezed so snugly I between the brownstones it looked like a stuck on facade.  It was somewhere around here (time wise) that I came across a tour group standing in front of Monica and Rachel’s apartment block in Friends! Up until a couple of weeks ago I thought it was filmed here in NY and not in LA like pretty much every single other TV show! But no, sadly not and the exterior shot of the apartment looks just like any other in the neighbourhood but it was still nice thing to see and will always make me smile when it pops up in future viewings.  I suppose the song for this section should be The Rembrants, I’ll be there for you.

Three fun things that caught my eye – 1. An enthusiastically piggy house! 2. Blue mesh netting that was glowing in the light. 3. Fonts, tagging and Mystic Visions.I’m totally bummed that I’ve missed half of this amazing classic kids movie selection and the Film Forum.  The Sound of Music and The Princess Bride!  I wonder how strict they are on having a child with you as I would love to see Back to the Future on the big screen.

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