New York budget
• New York budget
New York is known to be a very intense metropolis: City never sleeps, say citizens. At the same time, New Yorkers and visitors to the city have to be expensive to pay for a sign of financial capital of the world: the prices in restaurants, taxis and accommodation - an order of magnitude higher than that across America.
On the other hand - a wide range of consumer goods, electronics, and relatively inexpensive clothing. Shuttles from Europe and Russia - are not uncommon on the streets of Manhattan. Direct flight from Moscow to the city of Apple, a couple of gadgets and laptops, two bags with branded clothes and you paid for your ticket overseas ...
The local American (unlike California) are not averse to go in skirts. Well, without that NYC was unlikely to be one of the capitals of world fashion
The famous Broadway admired: you can buy Case for iPhone 4S, Epple products and other branded items ... and at the same time disappointing - dirty streets and Chinese fake.
Living in budget hotels Ukrainian church in the square named after Taras Shevchenko. Nothing religious, a pastor hospitality provided us with luxurious accommodation in one of the oldest buildings in New York. Just look at these ancient corridors, vintage railing and this whole entourage! Tall ceilings under three meters, creaky parquet of the last century, a cup of tea on the table and lulling the evening noise of the big city. All this costs us a modest donation of $ 20 per day.
Down on the Boulevard is a shop-museum of Ukrainian embroidered shirts and towels.
But Ukraine is not aware of embroidery and dolls, but rather due to the Chernobyl disaster. For only Hollywood knows how to show the world the truth and still manage to make good in this case.
The food in this city is also not cheap: a small cup of soup at a diner I pay $ 7.
The so-called halal food sold by Arabs everywhere of these trucks here, that spoil the whole tourist view of the world's financial capital. Even the price of $ 5 for a full meal does not attract me: health is more expensive.
The issue with parking New Yorkers decide here in this way.
And, of course, on the streets of the metropolis you can meet the most diverse people.
It is well known that the Americans are masters sell everything that moves and does not move. Here you can buy everything. Even 15 seconds of fame on the big screen Times Square, would be money.
"Jesus Christ - Superstar", yes.
From the homeless can not escape even in the world's financial center.
The city never sleeps, but sometimes on strike.
52-year-old Asian Hmong Chen holds the laundry in New York for 15 year. For washing clothes in a large washing machine, it takes $ 3.50, and for drying - $ 3.00, respectively. Few residents of the city can afford themselves own a washing machine in the apartment here and have to wear underwear across the street.
It looks like this, even the most expensive streets of New York at night.
In the subway of New York include those who did not listen to their parents in childhood.
"But you are not ashamed to take people lying on the pavement?" - I asked a New York cop.
"It's a shame to waste public money on blacks ochumevshih on drugs" - I thought to myself, and hurried away from sin.
"America will lose it excessive liberalism" - once said the famous American prophet, David Wilkerson, and here I fully agree with him.
Eyes wide open, empty the pupils, the saliva from the mouth and tongue to the dirty floor of the subway - a familiar sight on the third floor sabveya at Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn. Even during the day the white man to look into these areas the old-timers do not recommend: can cut only for skin color.
The dream of a single sober and adequate because the vagabond traveler, gets hitchhiked to the shrines of Shaolin, I have reason to believe, dropping into a glass of one dollar.
A single ticket is worth $ 2.5. It is better to buy a travel card for $ 40 a week and move freely around the city. CAUTION beginners: never buy a "coupon" tickets in black with sunglasses - it is illegal and is more expensive.
Although the "city never sleeps" in each area - its own rules.
Three blocks from the frantic Times Square tenants, finally, return to natural sources of heat and power.
And finally, a few pictures of the famous magazine "All Saints."
You can in fact make the process of buying clothes fun, enjoyable and interesting!
on quality clothing prices here, by the way, significantly lower than in Moscow.
In New York, the local Ukrainians-yourselfers have tempted me to stay for another couple of days, providing t. N. off mode, a ticket to the Airport. hesitated a bit, I took the ticket and ... went out on time. I had to return back to the city, and all my plans were disrupted and went the extra hundred dinars (exit-entrance to the city from the JFK - $ 10 meal - $ 40, the subway - another $ 10 hostel - $ 20, a left-luggage - permanent link $ 20). Total, in order to survive in this American Babylon, go in a month about $ 3 thousand..
Still, I feel closer to the US, Mr. Murphy, than Russian Avos, yes I suppose. Do not mess with fraudsters - our own peril.