this famous bridge...
about the Brooklyn Bridge inspires awe in all who lay
eyes on it. Walking across it is an experience all but the
smallest children should have! You can walk one way (half
hour at average pace) and take the subway back or you can
combine this walk with other Brooklyn attractions. Manhattan
entrance near Park Row and Center Street (close to the 4,5
and 6 subways).
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eating in restaurants, encourage your children to take the
healthier option of New York City's excellent tap water. Soft
drinks in New York are very expensive (sometimes upwards of
$2), and refills are not free, so the addition of a few extra
drinks for each person can easily double your bill.
kids' taste buds...
Frites (123 Second Avenue (7th St. and St. Marks Pl.)
Hot crispy fries served in a paper cone. You have a choice
of dozens of toppings (some of which are included in the price
and some cost fifty cents). I recommend a combination of ketchup,
mayonnaise-based "frites sauce" and chopped onions
- all of which are free.
Flea market shopping...
Flea Market (Broadway between East Fourth and Great Jones
Streets) -- as a teenager, this was always one of my favorite
markets, especially around Christmas Time. Jewelry, T-shirts,
funky clothes, sky's the limit. Perfect for bringing hip gifts
home to give to (and impress) friends. Open Saturday and Sunday.
love this book...
New York City expert Ellen R. Shapiro leads you through every
highlight and chance for adventure that New York City offers
to visitors and residents, alike. You'll find countless activities
for all ages, tips from New Yorkers, and easy-to-read maps
and information that will get you where you want to go safely,
economically, and in a New York minute." Prima Publishing
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