NYC Adventures Part 2

New York City or also known as ” The city that never sleeps” will always be beautiful in my eyes. From the busy streets to the delicious foods, New York City is always on top of the list of every traveller. My adventure in NYC is not yet over. From my previous posts, it was winter in New York and we went to a lot of skyscrapers. This time, the weather was more bearable and we got to explore the city much more!

We stayed at Double Tree Suites by Hilton in Times Square for the last 3 days in New York. The hotel and staff were all very accommodating. Because we were outside most of the time, we weren’t able to explore much on the hotel but our room was definitely exceptional.

 

FLATIRON & MADISON SQUARE PARK

Flatiron is a 22-story triangular building located at 175 Fifth Avenue Manhattan, New York City. The Flatiron is one of the most iconic landmark in New York because of its beautiful and scenic structure for pictures. Though it is packed with tourists and locals day and night, the building is still picture perfect.

Across it, is the Madison Square Park. The park is open for everybody in town and also perfect to bring your kids around because there are lots of activities for them and food to choose from.

After passing by the Flatiron we went to grab lunch at Shake Shack.

How To Get There:

From the subway station at Times Sq- 42nd St. to 23 St. via MTA will only cost $3. Taking the bus is also an option, from 5 Av/W 48 St. then get off at 5 Av/W 26 St. will cost $2-$14.

Location: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA

 

BLEECKER ST.

Bleecker Street is located at the edge of Bowery in Manhattan which is now famously called as the Greenwich Village. This street is popular because of its restaurants, cafés, and bars. We went to a vegetarian place called By Chloe.

How To Get There:

From Times Square take Line 1  subway from 42nd St. to Christopher St. – Sheridan Sq is a 7 min. ride then a 4min. walk to Bleecker St. for $3.

 

DUMBO “ Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Formerly known as Gairville, Dumbo is a famous neighborhood located in New York City borough of Brooklyn. This place is fairly popular because it is one of the most “instagramed” place in New York, which is not a question because it has a beautiful and picture perfect view of the bridge.

Of course, I wouldn’t miss to visit one of the most “pictured” place in New York. We then visited the Brooklyn Bridge Park for a little stroll then went to Atrium for lunch.

How To Get There:

From 42nd St. – Bryant Pk to York St. is a 15 minute ride to arrive at DUMBO for $3 via subway.

 

ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY 

One World Trade Center is the highest skyscraper located in the Western Hemisphere. The skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the World Trade Center site. It has more than a hundred floors and one of the most popular tourist destination in New York.

My husband and I visited the One World Observatory because we wanted to learn about the place and also at the same time explore. We made use of our stay because we took advantage of the beautiful panoramic view once you reach the top floor. It was really thrilling once you’re there because you’re high up and also, remembering the unfortunate event happened during the 9/11 terrorist attack and standing at the same spot where it took place was truly upsetting. Our visit was totally worth it because inside, you can hear heartfelt stories from the people who built the One World Observatory. There are a lot of activities that can be done inside and they even have restaurants when you go hungry.

Ticket Fare: $37.00

How To Get There:

From Times Square catch a subway at 42nd St. then get off at Cortlandt St. for $3. From there, it is easy to spot the tall building then walk your way there.

Location: 285 Fulton St., New York, NY 10006, USA

 

SoHo “South of Houston Street

SoHo is a famous neighborhood in lower Manhattan which caught the public’s eyes when it became known as artist’s apartment and gallery. But this place is better known as a place for upscale boutiques and variety of shops. Not only that you can shop in here but you can also dine. They have restaurants and bars, museums, theater, and art galleries. Visiting SoHo is definitely a one-stop-shop visit!

For us girls it was really fun to roam around because it is a shopping district. Even if you’re not planning to buy anything, window shopping can also be really fun to do here.

Just make sure to have plenty of time to spend here.

How To Get There:

From Times Square to SoHo a train ride from the 33rd St. to Christopher St. is only $3. Taking the subway is also a good option. From 42nd St. – Bryant Pk to Broadway-Lafayette St. is also only $3.

 

BROOKLYN BRIDGE

The bridge is built over the New York City’s East River, connecting 2 cities; Manhattan and Brooklyn. On 1883, it was made with granite towers and steel cables that assures people a secure route for millions of commuters, tourists, trains, and cars. The bridge also did cameos in famous movies like Spider-Man and Godzilla.

Since the weather is a lot warmer now, we went to Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory to try out their famous ice cream. Now I know why people patiently wait in a long line just for an ice cream. Their ice cream is really good and very creamy unlike the others I’ve tried.

How To Get There:

From Time Square line 2 subway,  42nd St. to Church Av is $3. This is a 38 minute ride.

Location: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038, USA

 

 

CENTRAL PARK

We went back to Central Park because compared to the last time we passed by, the park was covered with snow and hard to walk around due to the cold weather. We will definitely come back when it’s not too cold and when the park is not covered in snow because we really wanted to enjoy our time at the park. When we came back, it was a lot warmer than the last time, so our stroll around the park is better than before.

How To Get There:

From Times Square take a subway ride at the 42nd St. Port Authority bus then get off at the Museum of Natural History. Also for $3, you can take a subway from 42nd St. Bryant Pk to 86th St.

 

BROADWAY

Our New York adventure wouldn’t be complete without watching a Broadway Show. We watched Avenue Q at the New World Stages . Avenue Q is a 2004 TONY award winner as the best musical, best score, and best book. The play is about Princeton’s adventure when he arrived at the City of Dreams with a little amount of money. This has adult content that may not be suitable for young audiences. It is perfect for teenagers because it shows the reality but not appropriate to young children/kids.

I advice to get tickets by late afternoon at the same day because the tickets go on sale. We got our tickets for $59.00 because it was 40% off.

Where To Buy Tickets: 

TKTS Times Square
Located “under the red steps” in Father Duffy Square at Broadway and 47th St.

How To Get There:

The New World Stage can be a walking distance from Times Square. But you can also take the subway from Times Sq. 42nd St. to 50th St.

Location: 340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

 

After the show we headed to Amarone and 230th for dinner which will be on my next blog post.

 

 

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