3 Parks You Definitely Should Visit In NYC
One of the best ways to experience everything NYC offers is by spending time outdoors in one of its many parks. Here are five of the best places to visit when moving to NYC.
Wave Hill Park is a public garden located in the Bronx that offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River and Palisades. This park is also home to several cultural programs, including concerts, exhibitions, and workshops.
The High Line is a unique park built on an abandoned elevated railway line. This park stretches 1.45 miles along Manhattan's West Side and offers stunning views of the cityscape below.
Finally, Prospect Park, located in Brooklyn, is New York's must-see park. Prospect Park has something for everyone with its lade, bridle path, and public ice skating rink.
New York's green space is one of the reasons to love New York City. New York is your go-to if you want to move to a city with enough outdoor green space.
653, West 250th Street, 653, West 250th Street, New York, New York, United States
Even today, I’m still surprised by the size of the Yankee stadium. It is so huge it just gets me WOW every time! You can perfectly see the view from every angle. The place was super crowded when we were entering and I guess that’s something we can't do anything about but once we entered, it was all over. ,e and my friends had an awesome experience at the stadium watching the VT vs MD game. The cleanliness of the stadium was itself a huge compliment! Just heads up – they don’t really accept cash so make sure to take your credit card along in case there’s an issue.
I don’t discuss serious stuff here but there’s one thing about the Rikers Island that always keeps me wondering… why is it the main jail complex in New York? There are a lot of detainees that can’t afford bail so they simply stay there until their trials are over and about 60000 people get back home each year. The inmates there are scheduled to work on Hart island and sometimes both islands disappear from the MTA maps. It’s so strange, right? There’s news that Riker’s island may transform but it’ll cost a lot of money! One good thing about the place is that it has its own bakery and I think that’s very thoughtful, the people are motivated to work in the bakery. There’s a power plant too!
A pleasant and windy morning on a holiday means it’s a park-day! this time my family and I decided to go to the Soundview park and I must say that this place needs to be appreciated! It had running paths and bike paths, so many entrances, amazing places for picnics and photography, and area for playing games! My children rocked at the baseball field! When we got hungry, we went over to the barbecue Grill because we brought our own grill and we were so ready to get some BBQ. We were amazed by how well-maintained the place is even though there were a lot of people in the park. I’m still surprised I even met a friend of mine after 5 years and we had great time!!
My favorite place to grab pizza from is the Crosby Pizza Stop whenever go through the Crosby Avenue. In fact, it’s the best pizza I have had in Bronx yet and my kids love this place for being so clean and comfortable. The slices are super huge and the quality and taste is amazing. I didn’t like the garlic bread tho, it was overly tasty. My kids enjoy being here because the staff’s just too friendly and a guy is even friends with my little one! By the way, how is the peperoni pinwheels from here? I’ve never tasted that my entire life! My husband mentioned about it. I guess I should give it a try as well when I come to this place with him!
Crosby Pizza, 1731 Crosby Ave, New York, New York 10461, United States
A journalist, never really gets tired of the work! Well, I remember I had been working on the North & South Brother Islands that I had to discuss in a meeting with my team members. It was an interesting one in fact! Everyone had done their research on how these small brother islands were designated as sanctuaries for water birds. The islands were offered in the auction as ‘eligible situation for a pilot or a house of entertainment because of the locations. We discussed how the place used to be a disease control area, North Brother used to serve as post-WWH housing for veterans and a drug treatment facility, and more. The fun fact that I found out was that you CAN somehow visit the North Brother island if you’re lucky enough!
My favorite place to do shopping is Forman Mills. It has the best collection for women, men, and children. Trust me or not, I literally buy all of my family's clothes from here and that too is just under $100! I mean, it may sound silly to those who haven't been there but I guess it’s a great place for anyone who’s struggling with finding gifts or clothes for them. One thing I was concerned about was that it didn’t have a few sizes such as 3x but I still managed somehow. My kids often purchase toys from here and my wife also gifted me a belt that she bought from here 2 years ago. I’m still wearing it lol! So affordable, variety, great stuff but that is also why you have to wait in lines for your turn at the cashier…
NYC Department of Finance, 3030 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10455, United States
Been in pain because of my molars hurting so bad for the past few days and I just couldn’t stand it anymore. I went to Hutchinson Metro Dental after I got my appointment from them. The receptionist was a bit rude to me or maybe idk I was in pain? I needed filling repair for my molars so when I went in, the doctor asked me to sit. She was very polite and seemed experienced. She was very gentle with her work and advised me about teeth hygiene as well. I didn’t want to come here because I heard some bad reviews about it but it was actually a good experience. The waiting part was bad tho because even with appointments, it just seemed ridiculous to wait for your turn. Anyhoww, I’m just glad my teeth are back to being normal!!!
Hutchinson Metro Dental, 1200 Waters Pl Ste M107, New York, New York 10461, United States
I was working on my research on Hart Island when I discovered some interesting facts about it that I thought you all should know too. Here goes! So Hart Island is basically New York’s mass burial cemetery. There used to be several known parks in this area including Madison Square Park. One fact that shocked me is that it does not appear on the MTA Maps, and I checked for myself as well! It’s the United State’s major tax-funded cemetery that has several abandoned buildings too. (Now that sounds creepy, I wonder if ghosts live in those buildings). Not many people visit this place as it’s not really open to the public. To my surprise, the first child that died of AIDS is also buried in this cemetery, and most of the area is still not defined properly. I wish to learn more about the place, so please share your thoughts too!
I can’t remember the last time I had a coffee which made me scream WOW from inside! I had that feeling at Miles Coffee Bar. Do not go by the looks of it, it might appear to be compact but the interiors are jaw-dropping and they have a supportive staff who is dedicatedly working to serve you the best food and coffee. You can find them hustling at 4093 E Tremont Avenue. Just a heads up, you might not be able to see the sign clearly so just go by the address. I was actually allured by their 6$ Avocado Sandwich, which also happens to be their forte. It’s a bit difficult to make an avocado taste so good, now I know where I need to get the good carbs from. It’s the customization that makes them unique. I had the maple juice and cinnamon powder added to my coffee which made it even more ecstatic. If you are a sandwich lover, this is just the right place for you. They have built a beautiful outdoor area where you can enjoy food while basking in the sun. People have kind of made it their Office Space. Just a request, they are a small business that is really working hard to give the best experience to their customers so support them by being patient. It’s open 7 days a week, so Bon Appetit!
The Miles Coffee Bar, 4039 E Tremont Ave, New York, New York 10465, United States