I finally found some time to write few blog posts with New York City as main star! Since last summer I got so many messages on my Instagram page referring to this subject so I decided to put some things on “paper” for all of you who are dreaming to visit this magical city one day.
I’m so happy that I had chance to spent 3 months in Nyc and again, after 2013. live my dreams. At first I was really afraid to come back as I wasn’t sure how I’m going to “feel” this time and didn’t want to break my bubble of love that I was secretly keeping for myself during last 6 years .
However nothing has changed! I was still madly in love with the city ! And hopefully it will stay like that for many more years.
But let’s go back to subject; in this blog post I wanted to share few of my favorite views around Nyc. Some of them are not typical tourist places so I really hope you will put them in your itinerary.
So let’s start with countdown:
- Tudor city is an apartment complex located on the East Side of Manhattan, between 40th and 43rd streets and First and Second avenues. There are few peaceful parks around this area that offer great break from the city. Overpass built after the construction the new headquarter of the United Nations is now one of the best spots to observe Manhattanhenge ( I’ll write about this phenomenon in next blog post !! ) . Only photo I’m still missing from this place is the one with a snow so I definitely need to come back to enjoy this breathtaking view in winter edition.
- Long Island city situated near Queensboro Bridge offers one of the best views on Manhattan’s skyline. It’s one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Nyc and the newly built park on the East River waterfront makes this neighborhood one of the most interesting places for living. You can get there by subway or take one of the ferries and enjoy in the amazing view on the skyline.
- Le Bain – The Standard Hotels – very famous rooftop bar situated near High Line in Meatpacking District. Summertime is perfect time to visit this place. For the sunset it can get crowded because it’s very popular tourist place. Drinks are quite expensive, around 20$ but my overall experience was good. That good that I was coming back for a few times. And if you are coming up with a camera you will need to leave it in the lobby together with you coats.
- Manhattan bridge was my biggest surprise from this visit . It starts in Dumbo on the Brooklyn side and ends in Chinatown on the Manhattan side. Not quote as famous as its neighbor, the Brooklyn Bridge, it’s a great bridge to walk. It’s is less crowded, and offers spectacular views as you will see in following pictures. Perhaps the most famous movie featuring the Manhattan bridge is One Upon a Time in America.
- Top of the Rock – let’s be a tourists for short time and let me take you to a viewpoint situated on the top of the Rockefeller Center. The observatory decks (on three floors ) offer a panoramic view of New York. The highest viewpoint is 260 m above the city. Before visiting this attraction be sure to check the weather and timing of your visit. You can book adult ticket for about 42$ and choose time of the day you want to visit. Sunsets are the best but I decided to visit it on the Monday morning so I had peace and enough time for myself and for photos. Here you can check more infos about this attraction.
- Williamsburg (Greenpoint ) is one of my favorite neighborhood in NYC. It’s a such hipster place full of cool coffee shops, unusual and vintage shops and cute little restaurants. Streets are full of young and easy going people, artists and street art. On top of that Williamsburg has few great parks that offer amazing view on Manhattan. Definitely a place to grab a coffee to go and sit on a bench and enjoy sunsets over the city.
Views from hotels around Nyc can be amazing as well. I had a chance to stay and get this photo from the Hotel Hendricks in Midtown. Typical view with the Empire State Building in the center of a frame.
I hope you loved this blog post and that it’s gonna be useful for all those who are planing their trip. Let me know what are your favorite views around the city so maybe I can explore them in my next visit !