Monday, 29 September 2014
A quick tip for visitors arriving at JFK airport and needing a taxi to Manhattan, New York.
Don't be talked into a taxi as soon as you leave the doors of the building!
Look for the taxi stand and wait a few minutes in line to be directed to your taxi.
Monday, 15 September 2014
On one of our New York trips we visited the pretty Dumbo area across the East River from Manhattan.
First, it has spectacular views of the New York City sky Line and Brooklyn Bridge.
Second, it has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere, with a proud art and historic community feel.
We were there on a sunny warm day, with lots of people, visitors and locals. We travelled on the subway from Manhattan and had a walk which was well signposted, through a residential area with attractive architected houses to the busy but pleasant Dumbo area.
Here you can take in the amazing view, catch a ferry, picnic on the well kept recreational area, eat at the restaurants, buy an ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and walk along to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
A panoramic shot...