If you’re looking to add a little variety to your next visit to New York, an interesting idea might be to try and stop in all of the Big Apple’s boroughs in one day for your own New York tour.
You can start with the Bronx. In addition to checking out a game at the new Yankee Stadium which we already told you about, there’s the Bronx Zoo (not to be confused with the Central Park Zoo). The Bronx animal repository features more than 6000 animals on-site and they range from the standard zoo fare of zebras and crocodiles, to rarer finds like snow leopards. The zoo is perfect for the entire family and makes for the perfect first stop in any nouveau tour of the Big Apple.
Manhattan would be your next Borough break. Times Square would be the obvious destination, or perhaps securing a seat to a Broadway show, but there are plenty of other options as well. There’s also the family-friendly South Street Seaport Museum (12 Fulton St., Brooklyn NY).
This is where you’ll find the Statue of Liberty. You can reach Lady Liberty by taking the Staten Island Gerry to Snug Harbor. The Scholar’s Garden is particularly recommended as well as the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, (420 Tompkins Ave., Staten Island, NY) dedicated to Antonio Meucci who challenges Alexander Graham Bell’s claim as the inventor of the telephone and Giuseppe Garibaldi, who fought for Italy’s recognition as a state. The Richmond County Bank Ballpark (75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island NY) is also where you can see the Staten Island Yankees play.
The Whithall R train will get you to Queens and the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center (22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City NY). Knowing avant-garde exhibits, the rogue Museum is connected to the Modern Museum of Art but known for being much hipper. Created inside of a public school, the museum features video art up and down the hallways and a hidden sculpture on the roof. The boiler room has art in the corners and most of the curators are all high school students. Seriously, how cool does this place sound?
The last stop would be beers in Brooklyn. To get there, you can hop onto the R Train. The Pork Slope (247 5th Ave., Brooklyn NY) is particularly recommended where you can get your drink on and couple it with the best pulled pork sandwich you have ever had. Other ideas include checking out the New York Transit Museum (Boerum Place, Brooklyn NY), Prospect Park and Coney Island.