Baltimore

Three and a half years ago, we ventured to Baltimore with Victor’s cousin for an overnight trip. We wanted to check out the National Aquarium. It’s an easy bus, train, or car ride away. It’s a three hour and forty minute bus ride from NYC. We stayed close to Inner Harbor which is very convenient. There are hotels, tourist attractions and restaurants in walking distance. Continue reading

The Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park

We first learned about The Old Croton Aqueduct Historic State Park on the MTA’s one day getaways section. It’s no longer listed on their website. It spans from Croton Dam in Westchester County and use to go all the way down to the NY Public Library on 42nd Street. Continue reading

Croton Dam & The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

This is one of the easiest trails we can get to by public transport (Metro North). The old Croton Aqueduct Trail runs from Croton Dam to Yonkers. It goes through backyards, parking lots, and in some areas it’s just you, the trees and the occasional walker, jogger, biker. It’s a nice change of pace from the hustle of the city. Continue reading

Brooklyn Army Terminal & Turnstile Tours

NYC’s public transportation is like the blood of the city. A lot of native folks never learn to drive and a lot of the ones that do hate it. Driving isn’t second nature to us; trains, buses and taxis are.  On December 20, 2005, the Transport Workers Union Local 100 went on strike. That not only put a damper on holiday shopping – it was cold and made it hell to get to work. Continue reading