Or that is at least what we felt like, as we entered the world’s most famous concrete jungle on the BOLT Bus from Philadelphia!

Me in Times Square:

Valerie and I got to stay at Drew’s place in the East Village, a district formerly occupied by artists and bohemians. According to Wiki, “The East Village is still known for its diverse community, vibrant nightlife and artistic sensibility, although in recent decades gentrification has changed the character of the neighborhood somewhat“. So lucky to get free accommodation in New York, would never have been able to sustain this journey otherwise!