More than a year after its debut, we finally trekked to Roosevelt Island to visit the FDR Four Freedoms Park. The stark minimalism of this memorial was a beautiful contrast to the ever-present Manhattan skyline surrounding it.
The dramatic backdrop was a photographer’s dream and gave greater emphasis to President Roosevelt’s message during his famous 1941 State of the Union speech at the height of World War II. Nowhere in the world are those four human freedoms–freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear–more alive than in New York City.
From one arch to another…Washington Square Park is arguably one of the most iconic symbols of New York City–for good reason.
It’s a must-see for visitors and a gathering spot for locals in the NYU area. In the summer, kids, families and friends gather around the large fountain, with the sounds of buskers performing and happy dogs playing in the dog park nearby.
With its roots in Portland, you know that Stumptown Coffee Roasters will deliver a quality cup of joe. But Stumptown offers much more than run-of-the-mill coffee. In fact, this Greenwich Village location, New York City’s first standalone Stumptown shop, may just have the best latte in Manhattan.
In addition to its standard coffee and espresso offerings, their brew bar–with single origin espresso and host tastings–is also worth a visit.
Stop by this cozy shop for respite from a chilly winter day and enjoy a delicious, high-quality espresso drink brewed with a care and precision you can taste.
We may be planning for a trip to Paris later this year, but we don’t need to go far for a taste of Parisian architecture.
Right around the corner from Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn Museum is Grand Army Plaza, with its iconic Soldiers’ and Sailers’ Arch serving as New York’s version of the Arch de Triomphe.
It’s also a pretty spectacular way to greet visitors to Prospect Park.
New Yorkers are notoriously addicted to the city’s frenetic pace and restless energy, which makes weekend escapes to recharge a necessity.
We’re always amazed by the top-notch green spaces, parks and outdoor attractions New York offers, and after a decade of exploring the city, we still haven’t visited all of them.