I am planning a 10 day first-time visit to New York in October and the more I research, the more I wish I could stay MUCH longer!
A thought for one day is to catch a morning East River Ferry to Long Island (we are staying in Murray Hill so should be convenient) and walk up to Gantry Plaza State Park to look back on Manhattan.
At the other end of the day we want to spend time in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO before walking back over the bridge, possibly as the lights start to show.
As we will have a few hours in the middle of the day, I would love suggestions for places to visit between Long Island and Brooklyn Heights, or perhaps the most scenic/interesting route between the two. We are happy to do lots of walking but will also have a 7-day subway card.
We are interested in galleries, museums and architecture and being immersed into the district experience. BTW, we are a 50+ Aussie couple
Many thanks for this fabulous forum, my planning has been based around recommendations from here!