If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a large 500-acre sculpture park located about an hour and a half outside of New York City in the Hudson Valley. Unfortunately there are no MetroNorth trains near the park, so the only way to get there is via car.
I’m excited to bring this new series to the blog and frankly, it’s way overdue. If you follow me on Instagram/Insta Stories, you already know that my favorite thing to do on the weekends is explore. Whether it’s checking out a new restaurant in town, stopping in a cute bar on the way home from the grocery store or popping in a trendy coffee shop, I love checking out all of the new spots in and around the neighborhood.
So, in order to help you avoid countless hours scouring Yelp for a recommendation, I’ll be sharing all of the spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn that I’ve tried recently and giving you my honest opinions on all of them. This week, I’m starting the series off in Brooklyn – enjoy!
If you live in NYC and haven’t been to the Rockaways, you need to add it to your list ASAP. Not only is it super easy to get to, but it only costs you the price of one swipe on your Metrocard. I’ll take that over a $50 jitney any day!
First of all, let’s talk about how to get there. If you’re leaving from the Upper East Side, it’s a bit of a longer trip, usually taking around an hour to an hour and a half. While there are quite a few ways to get there, you can check the day of via GoogleMaps, but from my experience I’ve found that the easiest option is to take the 4/5 to Union Square and transfer to the L. Take that all the way to the Broadway Junction stop and then transfer to the A to Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park Beach. This will take you all the way to Broad Channel where you’ll need to transfer to the S to take you to 90th Street Beach. Though it seems like a lot, it truly is seamless and the time goes by pretty fast.