There is so much to learn about the city that never sleeps. Start here for juicy tidbits about everything from Riverside Park to Brooklyn.
Park With a Heart
Sometimes referred to as “the other park” (Central Park being the first one), Riverside Park, located along the Hudson River from W. 72nd St. to W. 125th St. (with arguably the best views of the Hudson), is well worth a visit. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park, the space includes the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Grant’s Tomb and the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument. The most touching tribute: The Amiable Child Monument, which commemorates a 5-year-old boy who died in 1797 at what was then a nearby country home.
Brooklyn is known for many things besides being the fourth-largest city in the United States (were it a city): It is also known for some of the citys’ most beloved eats. In Sarah Zorn’s Brooklyn Chef’s Table (Globe Pequot Press), you’ll find recipes that include smoked whitefish chowder, sweet pickle slaw and a butter beer egg cream.
From Shore to Ship
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a one-of-a-kind experience, a museum perched aboard a 900-foot-long aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River. The outdoor flight deck showcases a range of military aircrafts, including helicopters, fighter jets and an A-12 Blackbird spy plane.
2.6 million—that’s how many times underground Wi-Fi service was used last year in the city’s subways.