The third day in New York was again very sunny but luckily not as humid as the days I spent in Miami. I got up in time and after a shower and a quick breakfast I was on my way down to the subway. I rode on the A train all the way to Brooklyn and got off at High Street. I walked the short distance down to the East River right by the Brooklyn Bridge. From there a nice view opened up towards the skyline of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. I spent some time down at the shore line and took pictures of the skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge. I continued upstream towards the Manhattan Bridge before having some lunch at Front Street. After lunch I walked further into Brooklyn in order to get to the pedestrian entrance for Brooklyn Bridge. I had crossed the Brooklyn Bridge by foot already during my last visit to New York City but I wanted to do it again. Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge opens up so many great views towards Manhattan and the East River as well as the bridge itself. I took many pictures while passing by a large crowd of people that were crossing the bridge as well. I reached the City Hall at the other end and had a brief look at the building. After that I got on the subway taking line 4 back to Brooklyn and to Atlantic Avenue where I transferred to the Q train that took me all the way down to Coney Islands. From the station I walked the short distance to the promenade and amusement park. The promenade and beach was really packed with people which was not surprising at such a warm summer Sunday. I took a nice walk up and down the promenade and had a look at the amusement park. I also went to the pier. I really liked the atmosphere, everybody was relaxed and there was different kinds of music playing everywhere. After I had enjoyed my time at the promenade I headed back to the subway station and got on the D train, the only express train operating towards Manhattan. Even though express the trip took well an hour until I reached West 4th Street / Washington Square station. From the station it was only a short walk to Washington Square Park. The park had many visitors that afternoon. I took some pictures of the Washington Square Arch which nicely framed the Empire State Building. After I had spent some time in the park I went to discover Greenwich Village a bit more. A really nice neighborhood which reminded me a bit about some of the neighborhoods in London. I had some ice cream before I went back to the station. From West 4th Street I conveniently could board the A train that took me straight back all the way to 207th Street in Inwood. I had a little chat with my hosts while having some dinner. I spent the evening with doing my laundry and watching some TV programs together with my hosts. I was lucky that the building had an own laundry room in the basement, my hosts were so nice and borrowed me washing powder. While doing laundry in the basement I got to know some of the other people living in the building. Before finally going to bed I made some more plans for the upcoming day.
|Brooklyn Bridge and One World Center|
|By the East River|
|Walking on Brooklyn Bridge|
|Manhattan seen from Brooklyn Bridge|
|Beach at Coney Island|
|Amusement park at Coney Island|
|Washington Square Park|