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New York Tour

We visited the city for the first time in October 2013 and, within our availability, we reserve the maximum possible day to meet her. I believe this is one of the cities in the world, which offers more attractions for the tourist.

We thus come to the conclusion that, after visiting Miami and Washington, would leave eight days for breaking New York City, with six full days and the other two, the days of arrival and departure.

Below, I’ll tell you a little about how they were our days there. And if you want to have more information about this destination, I recommend you read our post on the New York City .

Roadmap New York 1
1 day (Brooklyn, Times Square, Rockefeller Center)

We arrived in New York on 3 October 2013, around 14: 30h and landed at Port Authority Terminal therefore we decided to make a 4:30 hour bus ride with Greyhound company from Washington.

Once we arrived, we went to our hotel in New York , which found himself to only three blocks from the terminal.

Check-in done, we went to the long-awaited bicycle shop in Brooklyn, where Franco would take your order, rs. We take also to see the Atlantic Center and the Barclays Center out, an arena that is home to the National Basketball Association of the Nets, as well as concerts and other sporting events.

We returned to Manhattan and at night we went to Times Square where we had dinner and then walked to the Rockefeller Center and the imposing Top of the Rock.

Roadmap New York 2
Day 2 (Statue of Liberty, Financial District, Memorial September 11, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn)

For the first day in the Big Apple, nothing better than starting with the biggest icon of the city, the Statue of Liberty. Although it was not possible to land on Liberty Island due to the fateful Shutdown already completed its fourth day.

In the morning, we took the subway, landed on the South Ferry station, we went to Battery Park and from there we took the boat to the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.

On the tour of return, we again at Battery Park and follow to State Street where the Museum of the American Indian. We saw the Charging Bull in Bowling Green and then headed to Wall Street, passing before the NY Stock Exchange on Broad Street. Take the opportunity to see at the corner of those two streets, the Federal Hall, where happen many press conferences of a political nature.

From here, we follow to Broadway (yes, that famous boulevard begins here) to the Trinity Church which has around an ancient cemetery in the middle of runs runs executives.

Following the Broadway, we come to the Liberty St where we visited the Visitor Center and the Memorial of the September 11 WTC.

I do not know exactly where lunch time, but after the memorial, we stop by the Century 21 and went to the City Hall Park, then when we started to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on foot. To try to rent some of Citibank’s bikes at Centre St, but it did not happen.

I sincerely believe that crossing the bridge on foot is the best option for you, who like me, is fissured by taking pictures.

As the day was ending, after crossing the bridge, we could watch the sunset at Brooklyn Bridge Park, seeing the skyline of Manhattan and watching the lights of the island light up. It was simply sensational. We recommend the experience!

Then we took the Metro Station in high season and return to our hotel.

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Day 3 (Natural History Museum, Chinatown, Little Italy, Nolita and Soho)

That day began the most visited museum in New York, the Museum of Natural History. You may already have seen it in the movie “Night at the Museum” with Ben Stiller. To access it, just disembark at the station Museum of Natural History Station, where one of the exits leads you into the museum.

After a little time we spent there enjoying the acquis follow to meet some important neighborhoods in Manhattan. We went down on Canal Station station and circled by streets such as Canal Street and Bowery to Confucius Plaza.

We went up again the Bowery, turned on Grand Street and then on Mulberry St. At this point, we had joined the Little Italy neighborhood where nothing silly, we take for lunch.

Again we took the subway at Canal Station and got off at Broadway-Lafayette St. At this point, we begin to explore the neighborhood Nolita (North of Little Italy): saw the Cable Building in W Houston St, entered the Lafayette St, Prince St and Elizabeth St to Spring Street. The neighborhood is alternative and at certain points of the streets you can see some hanging from poles, flags marking the area as Nolita.

Followed by Spring St and, after crossing the Lafayette, enter the Soho, much like neighborhood with the Nolita.

We got to the intersection with Broadway and take the opportunity to see some of the many cool shops that are on this street as Guess, Levi’s, Hugo Boss, Banana Republic and at the time the number 561, we find the building of Singer.

After a short ride through the shops, we enter the Broome Street, we turned in Wooster and then, at Prince St, where we finished the tour and took the subway to return to “home” (mania of calling all the hotels we stayed home hospedador. ..LOL).

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Day 4 (Harlem, Guggenheim, Apple Store, FAO Schwarz, Columbus Circus, Warner Center, Lincoln Center and Brooklyn again)

The day did not start very well. The idea was to attend Mass at 9 am in the Abyssinian Church in Harlem. But this was not possible because the Mass 9am only to residents and, besides, I was backpacking and legging. Although my shirt was almost a dress, these two items were forbidden in the church. Even if you waited to watch the Mass 11am (it was the visitor) could not enter (write about this episode later).

Despite the bad mood and not hospitality of the faithful of the church, we take a facade of photos and then follow the Lonely Planet guide through the neighborhood to the historic Apollo Theater.

Then we took the subway at the nearest station and got off at 86th St to visit the Guggenheim.

After this another visit, we went to the most famous of Apple Stores, the Fifth Avenue (season 5 Av / 59 St). Then, we take the opportunity to know the fantastic store FAO Schwarz toys, right next to the Apple. You will remember her in “I want to be Big” with Tom Hanks, where the actor and the shopkeeper touch that floor piano. For your happiness, it is still there and you can avail to let flourish their musical skills.

After a short time to return to childhood, followed by W 59th St, one of the streets bordering the Central Park and got to Columbus Circle where is the Time Warner Center and the Trump International Hotel and Tower NY.

From that building, continuing on Broadway to Avery Fisher Hall, you’ll find the Lincoln Center. A complex with large spaces for presentations and famous for jazz concerts.
 
We did not spend much time there because, at this point, we had to hurry. A friend in waiting for a dinner in Brooklyn, where he experienced a delicious Penne all’amatriciana the Savoia Restaurant.

After dinner, our friend Thiago took us to see a little more of the neighborhood that he would live. Then walked for a few Downtown Brooklyn streets to reach the region of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). And unlike the day we saw the sunset, we know that walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. Empire Fulton Ferry were in State Park across the bridges of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Incredible vantage point as well. Take the opportunity to see Jane’s carousel.

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Day 5 (The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station and Meatpacking District)

One thing to know is that the entrance to the MET, entitles the admission to The Cloisters and vice versa. The point is that both visits should be made on the same day. So we start with that was located farther, The Cloisters, and then proceed to the grand (it’s great even) MET.

The first is in Washington Heights and you can go down the Dyckman St stations or 190 St. We opted for the latter, because then we could go through Fort Tryon Park inside and know it well.

After the visit, lunch in Washington Heights and headed to the MET (nearest stations, 86 St and 77 St). The day was rainy so far, and the visit to these museums was a good call.

After seeing very rich collections, we went to the Lexington Avenue see the Chrysler Building and then to Grand Central Station, the main train station and the New York subway. We walked in and noticed the large amount of people passing by and going in all directions.

Roadmap New York 6
6th Day (MOMA, Bike Central Park, Broadway, Empire State)

The museum least expected was what surprised me most!

We started the sixth day drooling fabulous paintings by impressionist painters we love so much, exhibited at MOMA. We stood there around 2pm and before entering the subway again and go for another ride, take the opportunity to take some pictures in Love Sculpture lying in the next block to the MOMA, at the corner of W 55th streets St and 6th Avenue.

From there, we went to Pier 84 where we had an appointment with the Bike & Roll company for a bike tour of approximately 3 hours by the Hudson River Greenway, Upper West Side and Central Park. In the latter, we passed important points as Belvedere Castle, Dakota building (where John Lennon was assassinated), Strawberry Fields and Bathesda Fountain.

At the end of the tour, then we return to the same point we left and from there, we went to the hotel. We had to pack in because that night we watched the Phantom of the Opera and then went to see the city lit atop the Empire State Building.

Roadmap New York 7
Day 7 (High Line, Chelsea, West Village, Washington Square Park, Union Square, Flatiron District, Madison Square, Macy’s and Fifth Avenue)

On our last full day in NYC, we tour the High Line. Descend at the station 14 St and went up the High Line at the time of Street W 18th St. And after a traquila walk, we took the elevator at the time of Street W 16th St, got off the High Line and went to meet the Chelsea Market.

We had lunch at Giovanni Rana lying in there and then we went to Washington Square Park. We took the subway at 14st and got off at the W 4st.

We take also to meet the building’s Friends series that is within walking distance of this place, in the Grove St corner of Bedford St.

We took the subway again and headed to Union Square. Go up to Broadway, we enter the E 20th St to see the house where Theodore Roosevelt was born and continue to the Gramercy Park.

We returned to Broadway and went to the Madison Square Park where you can observe the famous Flatiron Building.

We embarked on 23rd St and went to Madison Square Garden, in Penn Station.

Eat something there, we got to know the Macy’s and climbed to 5th Avenue, where we saw some shops and the public library in New York.

8th Day (Airport)

Our flight to Sao Paulo was leaving early from JKF. We woke up around 4 am, we took the NYC Airporter in front of the Port Authority and went straight to the airport.

We boarded at around 9 am and returned home, tired from a script full of things like this, but want to return to know what was not possible.

Tips

Another option for you to build your script is doing so on the basis of subway lines. After doing ours, and see that many stations are not in the same line, requiring many transshipments, the Franco ended up giving this idea and here I leave to you.


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