Travel on the Side


Due to Superstorm Sandy, the Statue of Liberty was still closed for repairs. So we had to settle for the next best thing: the Staten Island Ferry. You’re not able to stop at Liberty Island, and the views of the statue aren’t particularly close, but the ferry is reliable, runs 24/7, is fast, and free. The ride is about 25 minutes each way. From Lower Manhattan, the ferry departs from the Whitehall… Read More

Yesterday we took the subway from our hotel on the Upper West Side to Brooklyn. From there, we walked through the brownstones and rowhouses in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, stopping to take pictures along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, with views of Lower Manhattan and New York Harbor. Next it was time to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge! Tip: Don’t walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn–you’ll miss all the great views. Start in Brooklyn… Read More