Long Island City

On our last night in NYC we hop across the water to Long Island City and Gantry Plaza State Park. You can get more epic views back towards Manhattan from this popular spot. As the sun sets on our last ever night in New York I realise just how much I have come to loveContinue reading “Long Island City”

Coney colour

There’s so much to see at the colourful Coney Island that it warrants two posts! We take a wander around Luna Park the largest of the amusement parks, full of high octane, scream inducing, rides. Steeplechase Park was an amusement park  created by George C. Tilyou which operated from 1897 to 1964. It was theContinue reading “Coney colour”

Times Square by night

Suckers for punishment that we are we decide to make a second pilgrimage to the tourist trap that is Times Square. But this time at night to check out the ads in all their glorious, eye wateringly neon glory. If the place was bad by day you could multiple the crowds, noise and frustration byContinue reading “Times Square by night”

Central Park

When you think of New York, one of the most well known places is Central Park. Appearing in countless films, TV shows and music videos, it’s the quintessential icon of New Yorker’s leisure time. Central Park is the fifth-largest park in New York City, covering 843 acres and was established in 1857. It has nearly 50Continue reading “Central Park”

Circle Line cruise

We’re taking to the water to see the city of NYC from a new perspective now with a Circle Line Cruise. Started in 1945 Circle Line is one of the oldest NYC cruise companies and offers lots of different options for seeing the Big Apple from the water. Departing from Pier 83, close to theContinue reading “Circle Line cruise”

Flatiron & 5th Avenue

New York is littered with world renowned architecture and instantly recognisable buildings. One such landmark is the The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, a triangular 22-story steel-framed highrise on Fifth Avenue. On completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city at 20 floors high and was one of onlyContinue reading “Flatiron & 5th Avenue”