Top 10 Things that I Love about New York City
by Brian Murphy
8. Stuff to do for free: The city that never sleeps is also doable for very little money. The Staten Island Ferry, for example, takes you on a free ride past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island all while offering beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline.
10. Parks: From Central to Bryant and all throughout the city the parks are great for strolling, relaxing, and some excellent people watching.
9. Food on the Corner: Hot Dogs (or as my friend Scott says -- a dirty water hot dog), pretzels, gyros, and my personal favorite roasted nuts are all outside and available all the time. Enjoy something while you are relaxing in the park. By the way, the restaurants -- forgetaboutit!
|Farmer's Market in Union Square - 2009|
one of our favorites (oh, yeah, and O. Henry's, too)
|Walking through Chinatown in the rainy springtime|
|Grimaldi's in Brooklyn|
best pizza in NYC (that we've tasted so far!)
|I'm kicking myself because I can't find the photo Brian and Alex took from the |
GAME SIX CHAMPIONSHIP last year!
This is summer 2008. Our last visit with the kids in the old stadium.
5. Downtown: My favorite part of the city -- a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most relaxing sightseeing you'll do int the city. Start at City Hall Park - notice the operational gas lanterns that light the path, check out the architectural features of city hall itself, and then take a walk across the bridge and back. Great views.
|entering Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn side|
|from City Hall Park - Spring 2010|
|Mako Fujimura exhibit|
Dillon Gallery - 2009
|St. Paul's Chapel|
|overlooking the activity at the WTC site from a quiet hotel room - Fall 2009|