Just got back from NYC, so working on another photo post 🙂 It was soooo good to be there again after a 5 years break!!! NY is magical, it’s so unique and so grand of course, it can’t really be compared to any other city, and no matter how much you travel, it will always stand out with its crazy mix of awesome huge buildings, rich history at every turn, absolutely fantastic skylines, huge beautiful bridges, really cool people, jazz on the streets, etc etc etc. But as I became a strict vegan since my last visit, I’ve noticed that in NYC it was quite hard to find a vegan friendly restaurant with something more than just a garden salad, while it’s not really a problem at all in other large cities such as San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto etc. I was a bit surprised by that, but on the other hand I saw many fresh smoothie stands, and there were also fresh fruit stands and fresh looking sliced fruits sold on the street, counteracting the lack of vegan restaurants options, so that was pretty nice.
Another thing I’ve noticed, which was a striking difference in comparison with the West coast mentality, they don’t seem to bother that much about plastic in NY, it’s being used and thrown out into plain non-recycling garbage bins everywhere, even in some restaurants glasses were plastic! recycling bins are much harder to find than anywhere else, there’s mostly plain garbage bins, that was so crazy, I haven’t seen it being that bad in a long time, maybe because in T.O we frequent mostly vegan places where all plastic is bio-degradable, but still….for such huge city as New York, this environmental unfriendly mentality must have a horrible effect, so that all was definitely sad to see. Does anyone know if the garbage gets sorted into recyclables/non-recyclables once it gets to facilities? is there any recycling program?