Jessica Colley

Correspondent

  • New York, New York, USA

Jessica Colley is a correspondent who lives in New York City and covers the city for Forbes Travel Guide. As a freelance travel and food writer, Colley works from the desk (and sometimes fire escape) of her TriBeCa apartment in Lower Manhattan. She adores New York for its bubbling pizza pies, storied cobbled streets, and picnics on the bank of the Hudson River. Her work has appeared in New York magazine, Bon Appetit, and Fodor’s, among other publications. She shares details from her travels along with New York tips on Twitter @jessicacolley.

  • On May 30, 2013
    Jessica Colley answered the question: Jessica Colley

    What are the best attractions in New York City?

    The best attractions in New York kill two birds with one stone: sightseeing and rubbing elbows with New Yorkers. There are some lesser-known places where we gather on weekends for picnics, go for a stroll with loved ones, or bring out-of-town visitors looking to see something new.

    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, perched over the BQE (Brooklyn Queens Expressway) is a walkway with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline, and the historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. Ample benches are ideal for picnics or an afternoon read of The New York Times, with one fantastic backdrop--especially at sunset.

    The Irish Hunger Memorial overlooks a different river, the Hudson, in a space squeezed between the skyscrapers of Battery Park City on the edge of Hudson River Park. This piece of landscape architecture brought stone, soil, and vegetation straight from Ireland to recreate the Emerald Isle in Lower Manhattan. It is a moving monument to the Great Irish Famine with gorgeous river views.
  • On May 30, 2013
    Jessica Colley answered the question: Jessica Colley

    What are the best attractions in New York City?

    The best attractions in New York kill two birds with one stone: sightseeing and rubbing elbows with New Yorkers. There are some lesser-known places where we gather on weekends for picnics, go for a stroll with loved ones, or bring out-of-town visitors looking to see something new.

    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, perched over the BQE (Brooklyn Queens Expressway) is a walkway with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline, and the historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. Ample benches are ideal for picnics or an afternoon read of The New York Times, with one fantastic backdrop--especially at sunset.

    The Irish Hunger Memorial overlooks a different river, the Hudson, in a space squeezed between the skyscrapers of Battery Park City on the edge of Hudson River Park. This piece of landscape architecture brought stone, soil, and vegetation straight from Ireland to recreate the Emerald Isle in Lower Manhattan. It is a moving monument to the Great Irish Famine with gorgeous river views.
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