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Where I used to live
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From 1991-1995 I lived in midtown Manhattan, starting at my tita’s place on 333 East 55th.

100 UN PLaza

Right next to this is the church I used to visit daily—St. John the Evangelist.

St. John the Evangelist Church

It is known for its pipe organs.

St. John the Evangelist

and cute Catholic boys.
(Note: Church-going boys are a huge turn on, especially if they’re cute and not with their girlfriends. Even more cute if you see them in deep prayer. +1000 pogi points)

Catholic boy

Grace likes the green one

Catholic boys

During the ’90s I considered this a very modern-looking church, that’s why I loved this place.

St. John the Evangelist Church
St. John the Evangelist Church

It is very near the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Diagnostic Imaging Center

Sloan-Kettering

Lily van der Woodsen’s apartment

The Milan

And Bernie Madoff’s old office building.

Lipstick Building

This is where I used to buy groceries. It used to be called The Associated. Memories of buying roast chicken with Chelo and yogurt for my dad here.

It used to be Associated

After two years, my dad got me my own place at 100 United Nations Plaza

100 UN Plaza
100 UN plaza
100 UN PLaza

You will recognize it because of its iconic pyramid-like top.

100 UN PLaza

When I graduated, my dad had it rented out before finally selling it at a good price.
I honestly didn’t know if and when I would ever see this place again. I’m just happy to be here right now, but I don’t think I want to live here again.
More on the ‘hood later. 🙂

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memories

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Ah, the East 40s! I stayed in this neighborhood as well, and loved the fresh corned beef at The Associated! What is the grocery called now?

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i love nyc, very diverse mga tao kahit magpapicture ka sa tabi ng basurahan dedma sila

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I wish to be able to see this place… with my husband.. sana… 🙂 

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I really love mga St. John the Evangelist. church pictures here. I wish i can attend mass there someday 🙂

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Patrickjtoh

so your an east side girl. Did you take the 4,5,6 down to union square or was the fashion campus already in 42nd? You should have lived in the village it’s more  convenient and a nicer walk for me to Parsons especially if you have a lot of materials to bring to school.

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i took the bus most of the time

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Wonderful pictures! I hope I could visit NY in my lifetime 🙁

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It’s a lovely neighborhood =) You’re very lucky to have lived there. But even luckier to have found love and made a family here =)

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DJA

I really really love NYC! Recently I was there for a month (July) and the heat was bordering on unbearable but still… I love walking around the Village in my shorts and shirts with rolled-up sleeves, just strutting my stuff haha

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I want to live in NY at least for a try.

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NY must have several nice restaurants, esp in your hotel’s area.  Did you visit any yet? I love the church, so modern yet so serene.

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not yet.

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I went to new york 2001 i think december after the 9/11 bombing… the debris of the twin tower was still there 🙁

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Dinna Vasquez

The guy in green sort of looks like Adrian Grenier.

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Awww sweet! Looking back hehe. Trip down memory lane! Nice! 🙂

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Bernie’s office reminds me of the old Enron building in Houston :((((( 

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Catman38ph

i used to live in new york too in the late eighties.  i loved it and learned so much.  My last visit was around 2005 and it now has a different vibe to it…maybe because i am older and do not feel like i belong anymore.  NYC is for the young and fearless…i still love it but like you i can’t imagine living there anymore.. [Reply]CVS Reply:August 23rd, 2012 at 11:52 AMyes I think it has to do with age, growing up, getting used to the comforts of Manila, and having my own family to think of, not just myself… Read more »

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Villanueva_lorraine

I miss you, you seem so faar away. Thank you for updating your blog & always on Twitter 🙂

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Can’t wait for the continuation… 🙂

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Elle

I love your posts about your Japan trips and now that you’re in the Big Apple, excited to read more of your adventures in the big city 🙂 

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