Manhattan by night from Brooklyn park

Having spent the day in my new favourite place – Brooklyn – we head back at night to see the wonderful night time spectacle of Manhattan. Shimmering and glittering in the velvet night like a mirage or the wonderous City of Oz. The reflection of the sparkling highrise buildings dances across the pitch black depthsContinue reading “Manhattan by night from Brooklyn park”

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest roadway bridges in the United States. Started in 1869 and completed fourteen years later in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. The immense towersContinue reading “Walking the Brooklyn Bridge”

Vinegar Hill

Next on our tour of Brooklyn we’re heading to a curious little neighbourhood that is not exactly on the tourist trail – Vinegar Hill. It’s a tiny neighbourhood in Brooklyn on the East River Waterfront between Dumbo and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The neighbourhood gets its name from the Battle of Vinegar Hill, an engagementContinue reading “Vinegar Hill”

Manhattan bridge and Dumbo

The awe inspiring views just keep on coming on our whirlwind trip around New York. Still over on Brooklyn we’re taking a gander at another epic bridge – The Manhattan Bridge. The bridge’s total length is 6,855 ft (2,089 m). It is one of four toll-free bridges spanning the East River; the other three areContinue reading “Manhattan bridge and Dumbo”