About a week before I moved to Toronto, I took a quick 5 day trip to New York with a friend. We stayed at her friend's place in the heart of downtown and explored the city to our hearts' content. Due to the proximity of our location to the centre of downtown, we spent the entire trip mostly on foot and on the subway. No Uber or fancy taxi's for us! The funemployed must employ efficient but affordable means of travel. Safe to say that by the end of the trip I had my fair share of blisters on my feet, but all of the delicious food that we tried was well worth all of the exercise!
Our first exploration was to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden during its free entrance day. Yes we are poor unemployed students (well not anymore for me, I've graduated) that can't even fork over an entrance fee to see flowers. This is top on my list of recommendations if you're ever exploring New York. Take a trip to see this garden and give yourself 3-4 hours of free time to explore. It would be a great place to go on a date or even to take you family for an afternoon picnic. There's a sprawling lawn underneath an alley of trees where I saw many people lie down on the grass for a nap or to peacefully read a book.
There is also an adorable gift shop that sold air-plants (I can put my black thumb to use!) among other gardening paraphernalia.
Labels: brooklyn botanical garden, leisure, new york, new york city, nyc, travel, vacation