During this years visit to New York I made good use of the new ferry system called “NYC Ferry” that was inaugurated this spring. New York is a city of islands: first and most popular Manhattan and as the name suggests Staten Island, but the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are also located on an … More New York. Exploring the city with the new NYC Ferry system.
After five nights in Brooklyn and two on the Bowery (the recap is here) I moved to the Chelsea International Youth Hostel. My single room with a shared bathroom (though you have a sink and a mirror in your room) cost me about $90 a might, which is a sweet deal for Manhattan. A breakfast … More NYC in summer 2017. Recap Pt II: 4 days in Chelsea.
I just returned from 12 day trip to New York where I had a fabulous summer vacation. I always wanted to do NYC in summer (almost did it last year) to enjoy the parks, beaches, coffee shops and flea & food markets in the sunshine. Within the first week in NYC I spent five days … More NYC in summer 2017. Recap Pt I: A week in Brooklyn and on the Bowery.
1. The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens The Unisphere was built by the United States Steel Cooperation for the World’s Fair in 1964/65. It’s “dedicated to man’s aspirations toward peace through mutual understanding and symbolizing his achievements in an expanding universe”. A smaller version of it can be found at Columbus Circle in … More NYC. The 15 best public art pieces in New York City.
I was supposed to fly to New York in a few days, but I just got a job offer I can’t decline and had to cancel my flight. 😦 Though I’m a bit sad about not heading back to New York, more work means more money and that means more travels in the future. 🙂 … More NYC. Things to do in New York in Summer.
A bunch of pictures I’ve taken during my two weekends in NYC in May (recaps are here and here).
A few street art snaps from my visit in May. Here’s the recap of the first weekend and here’s the second weekends recap.
I got back to NYC from Chicago around noon on Friday and checked into my hotel on the Bowery: the Bowery House where I had already stayed last year in May. The Bowery House is a former flop house which was made into a stylish hotel. The location is perfect: on the Bowery between East Houston … More NYC. A weekend in the city. (May 2016 recap)
From Madrid I flew straight to JFK and was lucky enough to get through immigration within 45 minutes! A new record for me at JFK, I rememberd the lines to be much longer during last vistits. For this weekend I stayed at International Student Redisidence on 341 Broadway in Williamsburg, right a the Marcy Avenue stop. … More NYC. A weekend in May – recap
One of my favourite past-times in New York is visiting one of the many flea and/or food markets on the weekend, such as the Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg or Hell’s Kitchen Flea. During my last visit I got to visit the Hester Street Fair on the Lower East Side and the LIC Flea & Food in Queens … More NYC. Markets: Hester Street Fair and L.I.C. Flea & Food