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New York City - Part III

"Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten, from the Battery to the top of Manhattan..."

sunny 28 °C

This was our last day in NYC before heading out to Las Vegas. To start the day off we went for a run along Battery Park/ along the Hudson River. This was a beautiful run - very scenic (if you enjoy the NYC cityscape). There was also a great atmosphere, with people out exercising, breaking loose from the shackles of lockdown. There was a whiff of freedom in the air... (or maybe it was my cologne: Jean Paul Gaulthier, Le Male). Either way, it felt great to be out exercising in public.

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After showering and breakfast we got the subway down to The Occulus once again then made a trip across the famous Brooklyn bridge, crossing from Manhattan into neighbouring borough Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Bridge was finished construction 1883 and bridged the two neighbouring cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn, both of which would eventually become New York City, along with the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world. To walk across it, you really get to take it in - it is a wonderful construction (one can only imagine what people thought when they first saw it in 1883). It's definitely in the top three bridges I've ever been on.

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We grabbed some food and drinks at Cecconi's- a restaurant with an exquisite interior. We enjoyed a glass of Prosecco as we watched the world pass by. Afterwards we posed for some photos at the famous DUMBO location. DUMBO has been used in many movies/ TV shows, it always seems to pop up if the movie is set in NYC (Once Upon a Time in America quickly springs to mind) and has become an Instagram hotspot.

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We later had dinner in Little Mercado, a great little Spanish food emporium. To finish our little New York trip we took a stroll along Pier 51, East River Esplanade which gave a great view of Brooklyn. An apt way to end the day.

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Food and drink:

For breakfast we ate the Blank Slate cafe (Maddison Avenue)
- great shout!
4/5

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For dinner, we ate at Little Mercado (Hudson Yards)
A great ambience, the Spanish restaurant was full of fun and energy. The food was pretty good - not as good as to what you'd find in Spain, a decent try!
4/5

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Posted by elchicocarlito 10:29 Archived in USA Tagged food travel hotel newyork drink city ireland philippines accomodation usa asian europe asia irish tips european saudi newyorkcity covid saudiarabia

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