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”

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”

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”

Watching the water taxis

More spectacular views of Lower Manhattan can be seen from the Fulton Landing Pier Fulton Landing Pier it’s perfect place to linger and people watch. As well as being the home of the famous Brooklyn Icecream Factory. Fulton Ferry Landing pier, at the foot of Old Fulton Street, is one of Brooklyn’s most historic sites,Continue reading “Watching the water taxis”

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Moving on from the lovely brownstones of Brooklyn Heights, we’re off to get some of the best views of Manhattan from this side of the East River. Walkers, runners, rollerbladers and sightseers all stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. It’s one of the best places to check out New York from a distance. Running alongsideContinue reading “Brooklyn Heights Promenade”