Things to do when in New York City

  • First of all, when you arrive in New York City, you must get yourself a Metro card. There are many other ways to get from the different airports to Manhattan or to any of the boroughs, but the subway is the cheapest way and also quite easy to use.
  • JFK is located in Queens and there are many options to get to the city. However, I will only concentrate on the Subway line. You will have to take the airtrain to get to the subway system.
  • To connect to New York City subway system, take the airtrain to Jamaica station or to Howard Beach Station and from there you will have access to the E, J or Z trains. You can take the Long Island Railroad ( LIRR) to alternatively connect to Jamaica station.
  • The airtrain connects all passenger terminals at JFK and the service is free between terminals.
  • Jamaica and Howard Beach lines operates in terminal 1,2,4, 5,7 and 8. And than it proceeds to the origin stations.
  • Airtrain tickets costs $7.75 and there are ticket machines at both Jamaica and Howard Beach Stations.
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Before I went to New York, I did a lot of research. And so many people actually said that Time Square is too touristy and they won’t recommend it. Well Hello!!! Most of us are tourists 🤔.

Time Square NYC

To be in New York as a first timer, Time Square is a must. It’s the neon heartbeat of New York. You can take the subway to 42nd street Midtown Manhattan.

The Rockefeller centre/plaza, a national historic landmark, resides in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. From the Top of the Rock Observation Deck you have a 360° panoramic view of the Big Apple and both East River and the Hudson River, Spectacular views of Central park and the Empire State Building. The Observation deck is 70 floors up and a whopping 260m high. Except for the fact that you fly up into the sky (in the elevator you literally feels like you’re in the sky?) in the sky shuttle, there’s lots to explore in the Rockefeller. The iconic Rockefeller Ice Rink. It’s also home to a remarkable collection of art and sculptures. Little Restaurants, gift shops and you can even find your personal photographer 😊.

You can take the subway to 47th – 50th street to get to The Rock. I highly recommend this as a must visit.

  • Who can be in New York and not walk the Brooklyn Bridge? 🤔. In a previous Blog post, I explained how to get to this Icon from Brooklyn. You get a perfect view of the Skyline and of Brooklyn. The carousel is in sight and even Lady Liberty from afar.

Central Park..

They have this little horse carts in Central Park and people can pay for a ride on those. Personally I am not a supporter of those, because the poor animals looked so sad☹️ and exhausted to me. I am a solo traveler and thus I am not into romantic thingies on my trips, but for the lovers it can be a beautiful romantic place. There’s little boats to hire, feed the ducks, there’s also and Ice Rink and restaurants. Or just a walk in the park. I enjoyed a book at a coffee shop and loved it.

Explore New York City on a ferry. Fulton street is my all time favorite street in New York, so every chance I got I took the subway to Fulton street in Downtown Manhattan. I walked straight down Fulton to Pier 17 and got my ticket for the New York water taxi. (Staten Island Ferry is for free though). The New York Ferry actually sails down the East River for you to have a perfect view of the Skyline, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn bridge, and of course of the Queen herself, Lady Liberty.

And than There’s Broadway

I love you

As certain Dark Things
Are to be loved
In Secret
Between the Shadow
And the soul


Phantom of the Opera

Musicals are just beautiful for me. The first ticket I bought online was my Broadway ticket. I always knew I was going to see Phantom of the Opera in the Majestic Theater, Broadway. It was just one of those things you know in your heart and soul. Broadway is a feeling, it’s an experience felt by heart, body mind and soul. Do yourself a big favor and go see a Broadway show.

I did a lot in just seven days in New York. I took the subway to Brooklyn for a shopping spree. I walked 5th Avenue. Hudson yards and the One World Trade Centre is also highly recommended. SOHO, Chinatown and Little Italy is also big on my list of recommendations.

One World Trade Centre from Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan
Mulberry Street Little Italy
In front of an Italian Restaurant in Little Italy Manhattan

In my next Blog post I will tell you more about the food and drinks I had in New York.

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