GLOSS Volume 1, Issue 6 - 2018 - Page 59

WA N D E R L U S T Day 4 Just a day left now and a few more landmarks to scratch off the list. First and foremost, I absolutely had to see the building used in Friends, located in Greenwich Village. The visit made me reminiscence all my binge watching sessions and wish the apartment existed in real life too. Greenwich Village is a very lively place, swarmped with students, courtesy of New York University, who also occupy most of the Washington Square Park. It is a famous spot for both residents and tourists to sit and relax, and enjoy the two focal points of the park: the fountain in the middle and the Washington Square Arch. It is almost always buzzing with various activities going on and you can be sure to catch a few entertaining street performances whenever there. In addition, Greenwich Village is also occupied by different jazz clubs and Off-Broadway theatres, attracting more crowds. Second last stop of the day: the Flatiron Building. The name was so intriguing that I just had to put a face on it. Visually nothing can disappoint in this exceptional city and the above mentioned proved just that. This steel clad triangular shaped marvel is located on 175 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, occupying a corner and taking as minimum space as its creator allowed. Nearby was the Empire State building, which I gave regards to from afar. Before calling it a day, another local special