“Walking New York” is my post-series on sights that you can enjoy in New York for cheap of free, just by walking. There is so much to see and do in this massive and culturally inspiring city. If you have a suggestion for a place for me to walk, feel free to let me know through my contact page.
It was the middle of the day, so I decided that I wanted to visit another country, Ireland perhaps. So, I got up, hopped on the subway and went!
Ok, so clearly I just went to the Irish Hunger Memorial (clever you, you read the title of the article!), but it is truly one of the most impressive memorials I have seen in NYC (map). Take a look at some of the pictures I took:
There are at least nine plants found in Ireland that are included in the memorial and a brochure that tells you all about the memorial and the artist who created it as you walk in. This is a great place to stop by, but it is actually fairly small, so this is definitely a light walking New York. However, nearby is Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, which is beautiful in its own right. It has great fields for relaxing and enjoying the Springtime and in addition, I’m convinced that there isn’t a view in the world that makes Jersey look more beautiful. Take a look:
If you want to visit the Irish Hunger Memorial, here are the details:Where: North End Ave and Vesey St., Manhattan (walk to the raised side to enter underneath the memorial) Subways: 1/2/3, or A/C to Chambers St. 4/5 to Fulton St. E to World Trade. R to City Hall. A couple blocks walk west from those stations When to Go: On a nice, sunny, warm day, preferably with a nice breeze coming off the Hudson!
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