City Hall Park

City Hall has governed New York City since the early 1800’s.  It’s located between Broadway, Park Row and Chambers in Lower Manhattan.  City Hall sits near the park called the City Hall Park.  City Hall is one of the oldest governmental buildings in the United States and it houses the actual office of the Mayor of New York City.  City Hall was constructed from 1803 to 1812 and admired as some of the best architectural accomplishments of that time. Sol LeWitt’s (1928... Read More

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007) was one of America’s most inventive and influential artists that created significant Art work in two and three dimensions. His art sculptures are currently on display around City Hall Park. Nearby Attractions: City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, TriBECA, 9/11 Memorial , The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Ground Zero, and St. Paul’s Chapel. LARGE MODULAR CUBE, 1969 Splotch 15, 2005, resembling a bunch of Crayola crayons... Read More

Jane’s Carousel

Jane’s Carousel opened to the public on September 16th in Brooklyn Bridge Park at the Empire Fulton Ferry. The Carousel is named after Jane Walentas, wife of DUMBO developer David Walentas, who bought the old carousel for $385,000 in 1984 from an auction. The Carousel was restored, donated to the city and is now housed in a spectacular Pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel. Beautiful Carousel and the park with an amazing view of the... Read More

Empire Fulton Ferry

Empire Fulton Ferry is a 4.5-acre park situated between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This area offers breath-taking views of the harbor and the Manhattan skyline. Now the home of the restored Jane’s Carousel, a gift of Jane and David Walentas to the City.  Great place for a picnic, reading, sunbathing, dog-friendly, or people watch and there’s also a playground. Nearby DUMBO. Its a beautiful spot for wedding and engagement pictures –... Read More

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park offers one of the most beautiful sights in the urban areas of the US, with breath-taking views of the Manhattan skyline, waterfront and bridges.  It also has amazing sunsets with shades of orange-pink over New York City. The park has a playground for kids, Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn’s Ice Cream Factory, and much more, which will be covered more in detail during the autumn season. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents free outdoor movies (Movies... Read More

DUMBO

DUMBO for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” offers trendy stores, art galleries, great restaurants, and cafés. Its located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, with spacious industrial buildings, lofts and cobblestone streets all around the area. DUMBO includes St. Ann’s Warehouse, with an ongoing event calendar of music and performing arts. Today it is becoming a “hot” New York Style neighborhood with expensive lofts and great restaurants.... Read More

South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport is a historic district in Lower Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge and the Wall Street area. This area features 19th century architecture skyscrapers and renovated sailing ships, along with a former Fulton Fish Market. The Seaport and Pier 17 includes a Shopping Mall with Restuarants by the Waterfront with specatcular views of the New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. This neighborhood offers attractions, shops, great restaurants, ships, concerts, street... Read More

St. Paul’s Chapel

St. Paul’s Chapel a chapel of Trinity Church, is one of the oldest church in New York, built between 1764 and 1768, but completed by 1776. George Washington once worshiped in this episcopal chapel. Dating to 1766, the churchyard at St. Paul’s bears the graves of many important historical figures, including a number of Revolutionary War heroes.  The church is a historical landmark and offers walk through exhibits describing the history of the church, as well as the... Read More

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most incredible landmarks in all of New York. The Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River.  It was built between 1869 and 1883 – its 5,989 feet long, about 1.13 miles. Due to its two masonry towers standing 276 feet tall, they were at that time making some of tallest landmarks in New York.  In 1964, the Brooklyn Bridge had become an official National Monument.  The pedestrian path has views of the downtown Manhattan skyline... Read More