-- MovingPostcard.com --
Because my exchange sister Lisa, with husband and kids, is coming into town today from Florida (I lived with her and her parents as an exchange student in 1989 outside Orlando), I thought this morning about the "NYC Must-See In A Day - In A Brooklyn Minute" video I made when Margaret was in town (also from Florida) a few weeks ago.
It occurred to me that since then I've put together an extended version as part of a series I'm calling Moving Postcard instead of In A Brooklyn Minute... and I had never posted it here... until now.
The recommended locations are the same. The items in the brackets we saw, but didn't make it into the video.
Start in Brooklyn (bagels near Grand Army Plaza + Prospect Park)
Brooklyn Promenade with Manhattan skyline + Statue of Liberty + Brooklyn Bridge + East River views
Street Food (Mango Flower!)
Walk across Brooklyn Bridge (w/ views of Empire State Building, Manhattan Bridge + Dumbo)
[St. Paul's Chapel]
9/11 Firemen Memorial
National 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center seen from World Financial Center
Winter Garden (World Financial Center)
Statue of Liberty
Battery Park with sunset views over New Jersey
Little Italy (with Cannoli)
Empire State Building lobby
East Village (St. Marks Street)
street musicians + awesome kid dancer (my dad rocks!) on Astor Place
[Tibetan dinner at Tsampa]
[beers at Lolita in Lower East Side where a woman wore the Honey Badger Don't Care shirt]
Yellow cab across the Manhattan Bridge back to Brooklyn
I probably should add that we didn't get really started until the afternoon, so if you have a full day you could also add in the top of the Empire State Building or the High Line Park (which was the subject of last week's video).
The soulful groovy song is called "Soulwalk" by The Mirrors (Jason Matherne's band).
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