New York, captured.

New York trips are an annual thing for my family. We just lovee, love, love the city. If I ever make enough money, I definitely want to live there for at least a year. The idea of having an apartment right outside of Manhattan and enjoying the city when it isn’t filled with a billion tourists makes me so anxious to graduate college and start REALLY saving up.
here’s 22 pictures to tell you about our time.

After a seven-hour drive (rain & traffic), we finally arrive in Queens at 12am. Hungry! 
King Kabob!

Umar and Khalid ready to devour the delicious Pakistani food
second stop: the Paan shop. My dad got us all one to share… it was gross.

I’m thinking they could make this their next ad in the papers!
my toms help us find our way around Jackson Heights

The paan we shared.. bleh!
relaxing on the sidewalk, guessing peoples’ stories as they walk by (my dad is apparently an expert at it)
delicious danish for breakfast
the edge of a tunnel on our way to pray Duhr at a NY mosque.
in the busy city filled with tourists, people don’t notice anything.
artwork in progress
I was on the hunt to find some original Banksy (FAVORITE ARTIST OF ALL TIME)!
Could this be one of his? nahh. The search continues.
Ray’s Pizza… YUM.
Nothingg beats New York pizza. NOTHING.
see the girl with the balloons? it reminded me of Banksy 🙂
light peeks through whatever cracks it can find.
reminded me of banksyy again 🙂
my future home

white teeth thanks to the sun. haha tricks.
Dad and I relaxx in the backseat while khalid weaves through traffic on the potholed city streets
the Delaware Bridge at sunset.
Umar and I were taking turns trying to build a perfect bridge on the “X-Construct” app from Khalid’s droid.
And that’s pretty much all we did on the way home, try to build bridges that worked. When it wasn’t my turn, I played photographer.

looking back at our lovely trip through a tunnel while failing miserably at trying to hold my breath.
spent some money in China Town, searched for Banksy in SoHo, people-watched in Queens, bought a million mangoes in Jackson Heights, rushed through Times Square, and had the time of our lives.
Next time, I’m scouting out Banksy’s work. I’m determined.


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Northern VA native, currently living in Dallas, TX. I love my husband, my family, and eating my food with lots of dipping sauces. I started Pinkgingerale in 2009 as a way of sharing my thoughts, photos, and life with people around the world. Today I continue with a vision of inspiring people through my life journey, and belonging to a community of story-tellers.

7 thoughts on “New York, captured.”

  1. Lovely pictures! I think NY is amazing! never been there, lol but would loveee to!
    LOL you don't like paan? I think they look gross but the sweet ones can taste alriight. 😛

    Nice blog 🙂 x


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