Collected by Makaeyla Zamora
44 Eagle St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
Wandering through rows of basil and tomatoes, with the Manhattan skyline in the background and volunteers weeding and chatting away, I am struck by an intense 'I (heart) NY' moment. The sunny Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is a large urban garden with...
1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA
The bright and shinny new Nathan's Hotdogs on the Coney Island Boardwalk. Traditionalists will scoff at the renovations happening on the boardwalk and claim it is the death of the "old Coney." I prefer to think of it as the continuing evolution of...
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Octopus chats, Shark feedings, Sea Lion encounters. And that's the first hour at the New York Aquarium located on the boardwalk near Coney Island, Brooklyn. The aquarium features over 300 marine species and is a great way to spend a day,...
Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA
After the congestion and chaos of Manhattan, a day in Prospect Park provided a welcome return to open spaces and slow paces, narrow trails lost in the trees, frisbees, and the clean sound of crunching leaves. A quirky fellow passing through on the...
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA
There’s always something in bloom at the 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which boasts more than 14,000 kinds of plants. The four-season destination founded in 1910 offers classes, special events, tours, a café, shop and plenty of beauty indoors...
New York, NY 10004, USA
An excerpt from a poem to commemorate the city in which I live: 'Like a divine answer to a selfish prayer, the moving vessel slams to a halting, screeching, shaking, screaming stop and you are swept up in an exiting flow of sheep or salmon or city...
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