DUMBO, Brooklyn

On our final day in New York we decided to explore another neighbourhood in the NYC borough of Brooklyn, DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Overpasses). If anyone has watched the new film ‘The Intern’ with Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, Hathaways characters business is set in DUMBO. Exiting the subway station at either Adam Steeet or High Street immediately you wonder if … Continue reading DUMBO, Brooklyn

Central Park

On our penultimate day in NYC we decided to see the most visited attraction in the whole city and a. location that has featured in a popular Hollywood film. Sights Firstly, we caught the subway to 72nd street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Walking up the high street we were reminded of our visit to Greenwich Village which looked fairly similar to this … Continue reading Central Park

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Williamsburg is one of the most expensive areas to live in Brooklyn and New York. The 2 main streets that we walked down are Bedford Ave and Grand Ave. There seemed to be more bars on these streets than people, along with a wide selection of international cuisine. There were heaps of street vendors selling car boot goods, to clothes, to collectsables, with antique and … Continue reading Williamsburg, Brooklyn

West to East Village (and beyond), New York

On our third day in New York we decided that a good way to cover a lot of ground would be to walk from one side of the Island to the other, from West to East. Once you’re in Manhattan you realise how surprisingly manageable it is to walk around as the street names are easy to navigate. Sites. We began our journey by taking … Continue reading West to East Village (and beyond), New York

Migrating through Lower Manhattan

On our second day in New York after a solid nights sleep we thought we would continue with following the footsteps of the immigrants who migrated to New York by visiting a variety of Manhattans famous multicultural neighbourhoods. Sights We got the subway from Union Turnpike in Queens to Chamber street in Lower Manhattan. As we exited we walked past Foley Park and turned right … Continue reading Migrating through Lower Manhattan

New York, New York

Our last day in California, Georgia and I shamefully spent it doing absolutely nothing apart from watching films and drinking tea. We figured by this point that we had seen everything there is to see in the vicinity of Marin, plus every dollar saved here is a dollar to be spent in New York City. Getting to San Francisco Airport was easy, staying in Marin … Continue reading New York, New York