Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Paris at the Lower East Side

Cafe Charbon and the Tabac store, located on the corner of Rue de Orchard and Rue de Stanton, are actually not in France. They are on the Lower East Side (L.E.S.) of Manhattan, which is one of the last districts in the city to be gentrified. But as you can see, it is slowly getting there. Some of the areas are beginning to look like SoHo with its European vibe.

So how is the weather in your city? My brother in Los Angeles said it was almost 100 degrees (Fahrenheit) there. But it is a cool 50 degrees here in NYC.

21 comments:

Chris said...

Nice shot. Oh, that I were there!!

Our weather: High 70s today. Sunny and pleasant with a bit of humidity. Those of us with allergies are suffering.

• Eliane • said...

I like that area a lot. Especially that little détour by Il Laboratorio dei Gelato or a stop to buy a pickle at Gus.

Olivier said...

"100 degrés (Fahrenheit)" cela doit être insupportable.
Je vois un peu de nostalgie de Paris sur cette photo, comme moi quand je vais boire un capuccino dans un Starbuck parisien

"100 degrees (Fahrenheit)" it must be unbearable.
I see a little nostalgia for Paris on this picture, like me when I'm going to drink a cappuccino in a Parisian Starbuck

Belinda said...

That looks very European Ming.....aside from the fire escape in the top centre of the pic. That is undoubtedly New York! ;o)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Rain in Brookville. Forty-eight this morning. No chance of sun today. I like the Cafe Charbon photo.

Peter said...

Nice to see that getting gentrified means getting the French touch! Even the "Tabac" sign is there... and the next shop is a "Cremerie" selling "beurre, oeufs et fomages"!

tigerfish said...

About the 80s here but humid :(

Jun said...

this area looks very chi-chi. or issit cos i've been watching cashmere mafia (and getting hooked on it no doubt)? ;p

John said...

Very European, I wish we had something similar closer to here.

Just Roaming The Cities said...

I love the lady yawning in the forground!
In Minneapolis it remains cool like New York. Its 50-60's at most. We're waiting desperately for warmth here. But at least the flowers and trees are in bloom :)

DeeDee said...

Ming...nicely done...I was curious about the TABAC shop..French for tobacco..and the Cafe Charbon...I can see the appeal here...it does have that European atmosphere going on...

Temps here a little cooler ..it is raining..mid 80s...a good day to read..

Changes in the wind said...

Looks lovely there...it is to be 108 here today.

lehaluan said...

Here in Copenhagen I think it's around 60 and sunny!

alex said...

Well, here in France, springs does not want to come anymore...
It's sunny but the temperature isn't very high...

crittoria said...

Cloudy, windy, in the 50s.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Weather in Toronto... a very wet weekend, changeable and cool today.
My YoungerSon and his wife just came back from a long weekend in NYC.... did you see them there? I told them to keep an eye out for you!!

citygirl15 said...

NYC weather report, 4:55 P.M., cool and raining.

Knoxville Girl said...

Ah, a weather question - can I do better on this than on my geography? heehee Partly cloudy, 70s, 50% chance of rain.

Chuck Pefley said...

Had no idea there were French streets in NYC. This cafe looks very European. Looks like a friendly place, too.

Rain this morning then sun and a lot of wind.

Thanks for your comments over the last few days.

~Chuck

annulla said...

The Rue de Orchard and Rue de Stanton? Ming, you just made me laugh out loud. I scared the cat, too!

Blather From Brooklyn

BLEEDING ORANGE said...

Nice picture, it's funny because when I was living in Paris my flat was just next to another "Café Charbon"!