I am 42 and recently visited New York for the first time in my life.

As I am Canadian for only 10 years, my first contact with the Big Apple was mainly an immigrant experience. Still, the 10 years in Canada tempered my ecstatic spells and added wit and humor.

Following are extracts of my hand-written notes while rambling in New York by myself in a 4-day holiday.

the petite mailbox at Smalls jazz club in Greenwich Village

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