Updated: Jan 13
The NYC Traveler in NYC
Since the name of this blog is the NYC Traveler, you may be curious about what the NYC Traveler does when I'm in NYC, my hometown. Below you will find some my picks for visiting New York City (and some of the surrounding areas). If you are a NYC metropolitan area resident, you might find some areas to visit for the first time or worth a re-visit.
1. Walk through Harlem, without a tourist guide. An app or a guidebook is just as good and you will develop your sense of adventure. Suggestion: Start at West 125th Street and 7th Avenue (also known as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd), and make your way downtown, ending at Central Park at 110th Street. Don't just stay on one boulevard.
2. Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan and explore the DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) area, a really cool place to be: parks, shopping, dining.
3. Hit up da Bronx: the only NYC Borough on the mainland of the USA, the Bronx is more than the Yankees, the Zoo and the NY Botanical Garden. Van Cortlandt Park and Pelham Bay Park are awesome and will challenge you, whether you are walking or riding a bike. Indeed, many of streets of the Bronx will challenge you with inclines and slopes that will guarantee an appetite. Check out City Island for seafood (and more) or the famous Arthur Avenue (between East 184th and East 188th in the Belmont section).
4. Bryant Park, Manhattan: The square block of East and West 42 Streets between 5th and 6th Avenues. It's a neighborhood park (outdoor film showings); a holiday village Christmastime (complete with tree, vendors and ice skating rink) and a just a great place to take a break on the lawn. Check it out.
5. Lower Manhattan and The Battery: The Battery is at the very southern tip of Manhattan Island, from State Street and Peter Minuit Plaza (yes, the guy who bought Manhattan from the Native Americans) to Battery Place and Little W Street. State Street becomes Battery Place. In between, enjoy awesome views of Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey and, of course, the Statue of Liberty. Explore Clinton Castle, east from street vendors, ride a carousel or just sit and enjoy the many monuments.
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