Summer in the city

New York is a wonderful place to get lost in. Now I know my way around the metro system, I’ve been exploring further afield, going to Brooklyn and taking a ride on the Staten Island Ferry.

There’s also more cultural activities than you could ever keep up with; I’ve been to a comedy night in Greenwich Village, a fourth – wall – busting play as part of NYC Fringe festival, a free soul concert and a public discussion with the writer of Batman to celebrate the comic’s 75th birthday.

I was introduced to the High Line (perhaps my favourite place in the city so far), and have visited the Botanical Gardens, as well as Union Square Park, Bryant Park and, of course, Central Park, where I had delicious knish for the first time. (Superb word, knish.)

It’s pretty dreamy to look around at all the skyscrapers; to see the statue of liberty for the first time. Today I went to Coney Island and lay in the sun for hours. The ferris wheel was a particular highlight.

I’ve yet to see the most hipster part of Brooklyn, and in the next few weeks I will be going to free outdoor film screenings, a dance show, and a whole host of museums.

Poking my nose into every bookshop I see is also a delightful way to pass the time, and of course, cooking. At the moment I’m revelling in sautéed brocolli.

Thanks again for all the NYC suggestions and recommendations people offered!