If you want to see what the city would look like if we packed up and left today, there’s no better place than North Brother Island.
So excited for @openhousenewyork this weekend, which I’m finally doing, just as I’m getting ready to move. Anyone else doing tours this weekend? #openhouseny
The No. 7 subway line extension to the far West Side is on track to open for riders in February, a top transit official said Tuesday.
9/30 1pm | Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
I’ve plugged this before, but anyone interested in checking out Central Park’s normally closed-off Nature Sanctuary (toward the south end), they’re having open hours every Tuesday afternoon through mid-December.
The small, public-accessible pocket parks that dot the city are an oft-overlooked joy. Here are the best ones.
You can buy tickets today to get access to the south side of Ellis Island, and see this installation before it disappears.
The NYC subway carries many secrets, like any extensive system that was built over time. Here are our 10 favorite hidden finds.
Photographs of the abandoned subway level underneath the Port Authority Times Square station in NYC, now being converted into 7 line extension.
This Labor Day weekend, I decided to explore two of Queens’ old military forts, now open to the public as parks. Much like Governors Island, these spaces are no longer in (primarily) military use, and make for great historical viewing… or just great picnic space.
The first was Fort Tilden, on the western end of the Rockaways. This is the least developed of the two, but it’s worth a trip if you were headed to the Rockaways already. The battery ruins are probably the most interesting area, and the high point contains amazing views from a unique vantage point of the city.
The second fort visited was northeast Queens’ Fort Totten, closer to the neighborhood of Bay Terrace. Like Tilden, the park has a lot of abandoned structures and buildings to explore, but also has more in the way of recreation… a public pool in the summer, biking paths. The views here are of the area where the East River turns into the Long Island Sound… in various directions, you can see Great Neck, SUNY’s Maritime University, City Island, Hart Island, and the Stepping Stones Lighthouse.
There are no subways that serve either fort/park, so look into driving, or for city buses.
Checking out Fort Totten in northeast Queens. It’s like a really quiet, landlocked Governors Island. #queens #forttotten