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Brooklyn Heights and The Vessel

I think I’ve said before that we wanted to stay in Brooklyn this time in order to facilitate easier exploration, and Archie wanted to do a bit too, so we planned a short walking tour of Brooklyn Heights. Our first stop was the Transit Museum, which displays historical artifacts of the New York City subway, […]

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Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow

We visited Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow twice as we loved it so much and the second time we took in Irvington which is clearly named for Washington Irving, who is the most famous and favourite son of the area. We took the train from Grand Central Station and it’s a lovely ride as it follows […]

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Governors Island and more of Brooklyn

We’ve never managed to get to Governors Island on previous visits as it’s closed in the winter months, so it was definitely on the list for this time. By the way, if you think, as I did, that Governors should have an apostrophe – it should, but it doesn’t! I’ve seen the ferry terminal from […]

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Beguiling Brooklyn

One of the reasons for staying in Brooklyn was to facilitate easier exploration of the area. I don’t think I realised quite how big the area is, so there may be a few posts as we explore. We had a day with no particular aims so thought we’d spend a bit more time in Prospect […]

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Exploring FiDi and uptown

We had a trip planned to FiDi (Financial District) to have lunch with our son, and chose to take the ferry from Brooklyn to Wall Street. It was a glorious day and I enjoyed the short trip immensely. We had a bit of time to kill so thought we’d do some sightseeing. We walked along […]

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City Island and other hidden treasures

One of the places I had on my list to visit in New York was City Island, which is at the northeastern corner of the Bronx. We took two trains and a bus to get there, but it was so worth it, as it’s like stepping into another world and it’s hard to remember that […]

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Exploring Brooklyn and beyond

I’ve visited New York a few times, but we seem to have been here a lot recently – four times in the last four years, in fact! This time we thought we’d find some different things to do, and I’m going to share them with you regularly. I’ll also be sharing some things I made […]

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