Novaturient's New York
A city so nice, they named it twice – New York, New York. Here are a few of my favorite places and hopefully yours that the city has to offer.
The Brooklyn Bridge
The iconic Brooklyn Bridge is a great place to see while in New York. The bridge allows you to see great views of the city and the harbors around it. I encourage you to walk the bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn, that way when you get to the other side, you can have a slice of New York’s best pizza at Grimaldi's Pizzeria, located at 1 Front Street in Brooklyn.
Times Square has seen a few transformations over the years but now is becoming more pedestrian friendly. Whether it's visiting the M&M’s store, a comedy show or a Broadway play, Time Square is always active.
Idlewild bookstore is a travelers dream. It has a vast array of travel books, maps, and memorabilia that will sure to entice even the most traveled of individuals. I came across some of my favorite travel books and go to the material here. Also if you are planning trips to a foreign country, they also have Language classes.
Statue of Liberty
A trip to Liberty Island is a great thing to add to your itinerary. It revisits the history of the island, how the statue was made and how it came to the United States from France. Also, the ferry makes stops at Ellis Island, a great 2 for 1 deal.
I recommend spending a day in Harlem. It has a lot to offer in terms of history. St Nicolas Park still houses Hamilton house. Stop at the Apollo to catch a great show and afterward walk over to Malcolm X Blvd (Lennox Ave) for a great meal at a list of great eateries. My favorite is the Red Rooster, I appeal to you, they never disappoint.
No matter the time of year, Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy has many activities in the park. Whether you would like to visit just for a photo, take the kids to the zoo or visit Strawberry Fields, I’m sure Central Park will have something for you.
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central in my mind is one of the busiest places I’ve seen thus far. The ceiling is by far the most impressive aspect of the station. For travelers, there is a store called the Beer Table to Go. It allows you to pick up your favorite beer, from a selection of 100 changing beers to consume once you make it to your hotel or destination.
The High Line
With the emergence of the Hudson Yards, and the opening of the Hudson yards 7 train station, the Highline is an impressive elevated public park. It's a great place to hang out with friends or even a first date, you are bound to like every facet of the experience.
Chinatown and Little Italy
Walking throughout Chinatown is one the most fascinating things. To see large corporations and their signs in Chinese is a way I try to learn Chinese on my own. Then I walk through Little Italy for some great meatball marinara.
Staten Island Ferry
One of the only things in the city that’s still free but it’s a great way to see the harbors of New York, another way to see the Statue of Liberty for free and it takes you to Staten Island.
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