New York City | Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

I had a rough plan for my time in New York City and it consisted of all the things I’d wanted to see on previous visits, but hadn’t got around to. Only a few things on the list were what might you call a classic New York attraction.

Here’s my final post …DSC_0068.JPGOn my final morning, I took the subway from Grand Central to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, where I joined the medium-sized crowd walking over the bridge to Brooklyn.  It’s a popular spot and you can see why.  On a clear day, all of lower Manhattan is visible and photography-wise, you get a great mix of old with the new. IMG_1217.JPGYours truly was reprimanded by one of New York’s finest for standing on a bench in order to take a clearer shot {ahem}.  IMG_1222.JPGOnce on the Brooklyn side of the East River, I took the steps down and headed towards DUMBO, the acronym for the area known as Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.  It’s seen a huge redevelopment over the last few years and has now become a fairly hip area.  The iconic shot of the Manhattan Bridge between the former warehouses is hugely popular on Instagram, although people don’t seem to realise that they are actually standing in the middle of a road when they pose for their photos.    IMG_E1227.JPGIf you have children with you, or just fancy a trip down memory lane, then a stop off at Jane’s Carousel might be worth half an hour of your time.DSC_0078.JPGIf that’s not your thing, then grab a coffee from one of the many independent cafés and indulge in a spot of people watching before heading back over the bridge.

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