How are you today?
Yes, I am in New York right now. I got the great opportunity to join Hubbie, who’s here for his job.
We are here for five days. I don’t think it makes sense to tell you the obvious places to visit in New York.
I had brought a magazine Feeling which had a special on NY and also the little booklet The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York, and both have been very helpful. It is so exciting to discover new places, new areas in this town. There are endless wonderful things to do here.
So I am going to give you an example of a great day activity.
Start at 34th Street East (and First Ave.) where you take the East River Ferry in the direction of Long Island City. Since Manhattan has become so expensive, people are moving to other areas, such as LIC and Williamsburg, just over the East River.
Long Island City has a large beautiful park, next to the river, where you have an amazing view on the NY skyline.
View of Manhattan from LIC
View of Williamsburg from the Ferry
View of lower Manhattan
Next you can take the Ferry again, and make a stop in Williamsburg (part of Brooklyn). Brooklyn Heights is such a soothing retreat from the business of Manhattan.
A walk over the Brooklyn bridge is amazing. This bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the US – finished in 1883. Building it took 14 years – and it connects Manhattan with Brooklyn.
View from Brooklyn Heights
You can walk further to the heart of Manhattan, and to the very pretty boroughs like SoHo, Tribeca, East-Village. Just stroll around, shop, have a cocktail or check out one of the amazing good restaurants. A lot of “hotspots” are summed up in the hidden secrets booklet.
A cute vegan restaurant “the broken coconut”
La Fayette, great for breakfast
The apartment by The Line, an interior store, but actually it looks just like an apartment
Canal Street Market, where different stores are under one roof
Delicious and healthy lunch at Gelso Grand
We walked over 16 km’s today. So if you have followed our example, you’ll be knocked out by now. Easiest is to take the subway to wherever your hotel is and call it a GREAT day. Enjoy!