• Raffi Arzoumanian


Updated: May 30, 2019

“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless” -Simone de Beauvoir

I recently returned from my yearly trip to New York City. Inspiration is buzzing everywhere. I especially find it walking in the old neighborhoods, like Soho and Greenwich Village and seeing the architecture of the old buildings that have been restored. The beautiful High Line, which is an abandoned railway that was repurposed to a green walking trail is a breath of fresh air. I took a few detail shots at the Museum of Modern Art and the public library. I feed off the energy of the city and walking everywhere. Since we now measure steps, I walked around 30,000 steps a day.

The food is a story in itself. I stopped by my favorite place, Mamoun's for falafel, I grabbed a slice of delicious NY pizza at Joe's, and caught up with old friends at one of their favorite spots at the South Street Seaport. Also, I stopped at Strand Bookstore on Broadway and spent 4 hours and bought several architectural books and a cookbook.

There is a familiarity that rejuvenates a little piece of my soul every time I visit. This city has captured my heart, and I know people will find this hard to believe, but I plan to retire in NYC. It is my peace.




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