I sometimes don’t realize how close we are to the water in New York City. Yes, I know Manhattan is an island, but the crowded streets cause me and (probably others) to forget how we’re only a few steps away from the river. The best way to experience New York’s large bodies of water is with all the boats, and I know firsthand that’s something everyone should do at least summer.
There’s no better way to start a summer in New York than taking a trip out to Coney Island for the day. Once known as the largest amusement park in the world from around 1880 to World War II, the Brooklyn destination still allows you to escape the narrow city streets to a more open seaside resort filled with rides, food, and the beach. And when it’s a sunny day like this one, how can you not enjoy it?
The Statue of Liberty serves as a national symbol of freedom for more than 100 years. Of course, some Americans and international folks have the bucket list goal to climb up to the crown. Well, it turns out a lot of people want to do that. I learned that the hard way—crown reservations are usually booked months in advance. After moving to New York, I decided to make that reservation as soon as I arrived.
The year’s first snowfall always makes everyone love winter so much. We forget about how cold it is. We don’t care that it turns into slush. And we’re not thinking how it’s going to get in the way on our daily commute. As soon as there’s a clean white blanket of snow on the ground, all we can think of is SNOW DAY.