Visit Williamsburg, currently...
Visit Williamsburg, currently one of the magnets of all that is hipster. It can sort of being annoying to see heroin addict after heroin addict wearing your vintage rags that you sold back to Beacon's Closet with more aplomb than you, but hey, it's nice to see that NYC can be a small town after all. Walking down to the East River to watch the fireworks on the Fourth Of July (shhhhh no one really knows besides the locals that this is a prime viewing area!)
Comfortable Shoes A Must
Walking shoes are needed if you plan on going far. Shopping for shoes once you are in NY is not recommended since they won't be broken in yet and there are way too many choices. Take your camera and film. I like to have a bag that doesn't look like a camera bag. It helps to look less like a tourist.
Coney Island Rocks
The Stillwell Avenue Station has been totally re-done. It's quite a sight.
Also, try to catch a Cyclones game, if you can! It's a great stadium, and it's not as expensive as Yankee Stadium!
If you take the F train, D train, or Q train to West 8th Street in Brooklyn (all the way down!), you will be able to experience Coney Island. Beginning at 11AM until 12 midnight (May through September - other months, on weekends and holidays only) , the stores open, the stands begin cooking food, the rides start spinning, and the boardwalk fills up. There is a beach (cleaner than ever), Nathan's Famous hot dogs, fries, and other very healthy food, an amusement park, loads of people watching, and of course, the freak show. All the people watching is free. The rides charge individually. The beach is free.
Right by all this fun is the New York Aquarium! It's open 10AM through 5PM every day. It's pricey at $12 for adults, and $7 for seniors and children. Most people like it, however.
Cheap and Convenient
There are a million delis in NYC, but this one is my favorite, I think. It has a huge selection of sandwiches and a wonderful fresh hot/cold bar. There's Chinese food, other hot dishes, pastas, variety of salads, vegetables and fruits. The only problem is you usually get much more than you can eat in one sitting. Everything is good:)
The perfect place for brunch
If you pass by this place it won't impress you, but once you're there, you'll enjoy it very much. It is the perfect place for brunch and it is always busy. Don'r expect to see a fancy restaurant, it is definitely not, but worth visiting indeed Eggs Florentine was my favorite dish at Dizzy's and they also serve great hamburgers.