Following our time in Toronto, we jumped on a flight and arrived in a hot and summery New York.
We stayed in an amazing place in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, that we found through air b’n’b – if you are going to New York and need a place to stay, let me know and I’ll send you a link to this great place – the top floor of a typical Brooklyn brownstone, beautifully decorated (and with effective air-con, luckily as it was boiling hot the entire visit). I also stayed in another great air b’n’b (in Williamsburg) the last week as Rome had to go back home earlier than me.
Really near our flat in Fort Greene was the Brooklyn Love Building with its Biggie Smalls mural – I made my husband help me look for it for hours the last time we were in NYC. This time we had dinner at the restaurant Habana which served fab Mexican food and even better frozen margaritas.
We walked all over in Brooklyn, Manhattan and across the Brooklyn Bridge.
We revisited the High Line park, pretty as always but oh so crowded.
We met some friends for dinner and visited others in the Bronx and Long Island, and made som great new friends too.
We hid from the rain in Central Park together with umbrella sellers and a wedding couple.
We had lots and lots of good food and drinks. The lobster rolls always win.
We tried to visit as many rooftops as possible, both day and night. The best ones were 230 Fifth, Wythe Hotel and the various terraces of the new Whitney Museum.
There was an outdoor cinema evening in Bryant Park.
One day we took the metro to the end of the line. That way you end up in Coney Island.
We partied at Pride.
And after two weeks of this and much else, the final night we saw a very-nearly-manhattanhenge and was nearly hit by cars trying to catch it with the camera.
I love New York and I can’t wait for the next visit.