Lady liberty

We’re nearing the end of our epic honeymoon – and first ever visit to the good old US of A. And we’ve saved the most iconic of all the sights till the last day – the Statue of Liberty. We booked our tickets online before we headed out to New York and it’s a goodContinue reading “Lady liberty”

Empire State of mind

Finally, the time has come, to visit the most iconic, of all NYC icons – The Empire State Building!! We’re going up not once but twice, as our City Pass allows for two visits on the same day. So we’ll see the Big Apple from above in the daylight and again at night too. TheContinue reading “Empire State of mind”

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”

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”

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”

Brooklyn Heights

Heading under the river we head to Brooklyn Heights an affluent residential neighborhood within the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Originally referred to as Brooklyn Village, it has been a prominent area of Brooklyn since 1834. The neighborhood is noted for its low-rise architecture and its many brownstone rowhouses, most of them built priorContinue reading “Brooklyn Heights”

Little Italy

Fresh from China Town we head to the neighbouring district of Little Italy. Once known for its large population of Italian Americans today the evocative neighbourhood holds only a handful of Italian stores and restaurants. It has some well known neighbours, to the west by Tribeca and Soho, on the south by Chinatown, on theContinue reading “Little Italy”

Wealth and Wall Street

Our hotel is not far from the financial quarter including the infamous Wall Street. A worldwide symbol of money, stocks and shares. And thanks to cultural references and films such as the Bonfire of the Vanities, Wall Street’s hideous protagonist Gordon Gecko and the more recent Wolf of Wall Street, it has also come toContinue reading “Wealth and Wall Street”

The Staten Island ferry

Next iconic experience on the New York adventure – the Staten Island ferry! These super distinctive FREE orange ferries trundle their way from Whitehall in Manhattan to the St George terminal on Staten Island. The ferry, which runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, carries over 23 million passengers annually on a 5.2-mileContinue reading “The Staten Island ferry”