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  • Craig F
    Leeds, UK283 contributions
    Really worth the visit to escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and Brooklyn. An oasis of calm and tranquility. We got the subway and it is only a few minutes walk from the nearest station.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • srpanderson70
    Milton, FL296 contributions
    Rest, eat a meal or a dessert, watch river traffic, and enjoy being still for a moment. Great place for people watching, also.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Dawnie100
    Shipley, UK247 contributions
    Wanted to take the iconic photo of Manhattan bridge, so took the subway across to Dumbo. There is some lovely cafes on the way down. It is quite difficult to get back though. Didn’t really want to take the subway back - but had to in the end as there were no taxis around and we struggled to work out our options. Well worth a visit though
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Brian T
    London, UK5,502 contributions
    If you happen to be in New York over the Christmas period, this place is something else, and an absolute must if you are a lover of things that are a bit quirky, a bit over the top, a bit unique. This place is Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, at Christmastime. You should visit; a feast for your eyes awaits you.

    What you will see are hundreds of the grand houses in this well-to-do neighbourhood resplendent in their Christmas dress. It’s a plethora of lights, blow-up Santas and snowmen, life-size figurines, tinsel, huge baubles, and more lights - if it’s to do with Christmas, it will be there, decorating the houses in a grand scale. It’s beautiful. It’s ugly. It’s kitsch. It’s over-the-top. It’s almost obscene. Some houses were actually decorated very beautifully and very tastefully. Others were just a vulgar mishmash of Christmas tat. But whatever your personal view, it’s a spectacle to behold. I’ve never seen anything like it before. In street after street the houses create one big Christmas show. One can only imagine what it must be like NOT to decorate your house in this neighbourhood.

    It draws in a huge crowd every evening, as soon as the darkness envelops the neighbourhood, to the point that there are police controlling the traffic on the streets where the major show houses are located. There’s coffee carts and food carts for hungry sightseers. You need to give it at least a couple of hours, as the decorated houses are just not in two or three streets that you can walk in 15 minutes. There are scores of streets with houses in Christmas dress. Just wander to your heart’s content. It is certainly safe to do so early in the evening. There were thousands of people out on the evening of our visit.

    I believe there are tours offering sightseeing trips. Apart from getting you there and shepherding you around, you’ll see exactly whet the tour guides will allow you to see, if not more. And it’s probably best just not to try to drive down the streets here. The streets were crowded with traffic and cars were invariably driving at a snail’s pace.

    We were staying in Downtown Manhattan and took an express bus from Trinity Place (I think it was the BX28 bus); the trip to Dyker Heights took about 40 minutes, and we alighted the bus just where the decorated houses started.

    It really is worth a visit. It’s a spectacular Christmas spectacle like no other! The photos I've attached show what it's like. Enjoy!
    Written February 4, 2022
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  • srpanderson70
    Milton, FL296 contributions
    Walk, bike, scooter, run, jog, sit.... all things to do in this park. Great views. Beautiful plant life.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA12,709 contributions
    It's a big neighborhood and known for its hipsters and hip establishments. I chose to do my wandering in a decidedly unhip area, the southern edge which is a Hassidic neighborhood, exclusively. Margaret Mead would love to do some anthropological research here, but for the tourist it's drab. Head north for the fun.
    Written November 11, 2021
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  • NewYorker10458
    New York City, NY70 contributions
    The "Revelation" exhibit linking Andy Warhol's religious faith (Ukrainian rite Catholic), his art, his gayness, and his recovery from gunshots was well-curated and definitely worth the rip.
    Written April 1, 2022
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  • Danny W
    Oxfordshire, UK2 contributions
    Excellent brewery tour with Salmo as our guide. Really knowledgable and friendly and made everyone laugh
    Written April 1, 2022
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  • Steve S
    Cheltenham, UK97 contributions
    It seems almost wrong to 'review' a church. However, this is a place where Jesus is lifted up and the Word of God is faithfully taught. Teaching, fellowship, worship, and prayer. If you're looking for a fantastic church then this is one!
    Written March 6, 2022
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  • AGW42103
    Bowling Green, KY89 contributions
    I was a little hesitant to travel to Bushwick to view this mural collection that our teen wanted to see after reading about the neighborhood having a history of crime. However, that concern was unfounded. We rode the subway to the Jefferson Street station and felt very comfortable walking through this cool, revitalized neighborhood in the middle of the day. Everyone we encountered in the neighborhood was kind and helpful. The murals were amazing! A very cool experience!
    Written April 10, 2022
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  • FLBFive
    Staten Island, NY875 contributions
    What brought us here was the zoo, then walked through this beautiful park to get to Smorgasburg. Walkers, Runners, Bikers, plenty of open areas to play. Well maintained. Would definitely revisit and recommend.
    Written April 19, 2022
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, MA465 contributions
    The New York Transit Museum is an excellent collection of New York subway and related artifacts in unique underground venue. The restored historic subway cars in the repurposed station are a highlight, but so are the many historic photographs showing how the system was built and then evolved over the years. The trolleys (both horse drawn and electric) and bus systems are also covered. A must see for any transit and/or NYC history fan.
    Written February 5, 2022
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  • Stan Tecza
    Connecticut4,059 contributions
    No dogs allowed. Had to sneak my pup in and be fast. Kinda annoying. Cash only at some places. Ate a double burger with bacon at Duck Season. 1/2 pound brisket at Barks BBQ.
    Written October 2, 2021
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  • Pavan Patel
    New York City, NY8 contributions
    so senic and beautiful place, i would to love to spend evening here with my friends. Very beautiful place for tourist attraction also.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Kate C
    Manchester, UK6 contributions
    Fantastic way to get around on that side of the city. Great alternative to the subway if you are visiting Wall Street.
    Written April 18, 2022
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