New York is like a drug. You go once, and you’ll want more. It’s a drug!
You land, boggle-eyed after the long-haul flight. Your mind and body deserve a nap. But then you see the skyline. Uh oh!
You see the the crowd. The sun hitting above the 50th floor and the shadow below. The yellow cabs. The mood. The possibilities! You ditch the nap, dump the cases and hit the sidewalk.
Welcome to New York! I’ve been three times. This one promised myself to try one different burger a day (yep, I fit on my seat on the flight back!) and pic as many moments as possible.
So here we go! I’ve chosen 10 Photos randomly (I swear) of about fifty worth to show off.
Yep, New York is a drug, all right. And yep, I’m and addict!
#1 – Brooklyn Bridge
This is the view just from under another classic manhattan bridge… the Manhattan Bridge! There’s a park called Main Street Park in Dumbo, which is pretty accesible and convenient for a picnic to enjoy the view.
Want to folow the flock and cross it? No problem.
Access to the Brooklyn Bridge is 24 hours per day and it is beautiful at any time of day, but sunset is particularly nice! This way, you can take in the views of both Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty while there is still light out and then watch as all the sights come to life with electric wonder. This goes for sunrise as well.
It is also very safe to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge at night, as there are many tourists and commuters using the bridge until about 11 pm (23:00) at night.
#2 – View over Manhattan
This is the view over Manhattan from the World Trade Center Observation Deck, so you’re seeing this concrete jungle from south to north.
The Good? It’s the highest point in Manhattan
The Bad? Yep, it is fully enclosed into glass panels, so you won’t feel the Husdon River breeze on your face.
Everything comes from a cost, and this fantastic view is $32 USD worth every penny of it.
#3 – Chrysler Building
Accordingly to Wikipedia:”The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco–style skyscraper located on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan.”
I simply loved the U.S. flag with one of the most important buildings in the country. Put a step in the lobby and admire the decoration and engravings. It is 100% free!
#4 – Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Side
Another great shot from the World Trade Center Observation Deck featuring both, Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge!
#5 – Lower Manhattan, Manhattan Side
Williamsburg has become one of the fanciest quarters in Brooklyn and in New York. This is a veeery famous spot: place yourself on Washington Street at Dumbo and voilà!, you’ll have it on your camera’s finder.
#6 – Another Manhattan Skyline
Most of the people visiting NYC, grab cabs, use the subway or even the bus network. But few of these have ever taken the…Roosevelt Island Tramway! This is a cable car that links Manhattan and the Roosevelt Island taht, to be honest, does not have much to show to its visitors.
For $4 a roundtrip, you’ll fly over the East River to enjoy views as the one in the pic.
#7 – The Road to the Yankee Stadium
Have you ever wanted to go to The Bronx, but never found a reason to go there other than wandering around one of the most “dangerous” neighborhood in New York City?
Visit the Yankee Stadium! It is free and the surroundings worth the visit…
#8 – Gotham by Night
This picture was taken from the Empire State view deck. Yep, this one is fully open and always crowded…but who care! AMAZING view!
#9 – The Empire State from the Public Library
The New York Public Library has appeared in many many movies but yet it remains as a hidden gem for the main touristic stream.
Honestly, is a nice building with a nice facade but nothing else. It is not like the Biblioteca Nacional de España or the London’s Public Library BUT (and this is a massive “but”), where on earth could you grab a book a read it with an Empire State’s view?
#10 – The U.S. Army at Times Square
Times Square is an always people packed place where new yorkers never go. Period.
Anyway, missing Times Square in NYC is like going to London and miss the 10th of Downing Street or missing the Coliseum in Rome.
What can you find around? M&M’s biggest store in the world, street artists, one of the nicest Police Stations in the city and a U.S. Army Recruitment Centre!
#11 – The Statue of Liberty
Man, I couldn’t avoid to put a picture of HER! She was once the first thing that the migrants saw when arriving to New York.
Sure, she deserves a place in this post.
Go there and admire her. Make the most of the trip and head to Ellis Island, where lots of newcomers had to wait until their legal immigration card was issued.
Land in New York City then was a harsh experience. Spend TODAY some time in New York, and you’ll have some of the nicest days ever.