STATEN ISLAND FERRY
With warm weather looming, the temperature will be 100+ degrees in no time and you'll be scratching for an escape. New York City may not be your first idea of a shore town, but that doesn’t mean the Capital of the World is without some fine water-related activities. Enjoying the water goes beyond taking in the sun with a trashy beach novel and doggy paddling through the shallow end of the pool. Take a look at these aqua-filled activities available for everyone to enjoy.
Getting tourist tips for your trip to New York can be a lot like sex advice from your parents: lots of warnings of what not to do, but very few examples of fun stuff. Since no one wants to hear this stuff from their parents, Joonbug's New York staff has compiled its favorite sights. Some are tried and true icons, but others might be too off-the-beaten-path for Fodor's. Consider these sights "musts" for anyone looking to experience the Big Apple beyond the Empire State Building.
Must-See View of the Manhattan Skyline:
Brooklyn Heights Promenade. While the Staten Island Ferry might be best (and cheapest) way to see lower Manhattan through the eyes of an Ellis Island immigrant, the air's getting a little chilly for open-air boat rides. For a pleasant walk without the windchill, try the majestic views of Brooklyn Heights, where you can see the Brooklyn Bridge making its way toward City Hall. Turn your back to the water and check out the ivy-covered townhouses that get to call this view home, then head to Grimaldi's, New York's most famed pizzeria, to warm up.