When staying at
your hostel NY, you are closest to the 6 train and the NRQ. The former is the only line that runs the east side of Manhattan, while the latter is the Broadway line, transversing the city to the West Side by Times Square. This means that you can pretty easily get around town.
This weekend I took the train to Brooklyn for Smorgasburg, a food festival held every weekend next to East River State
Park. There are food vendors from all over the city and attractive people bustle all over the place.
Nearby you can take a ferry uptown to Greenpoint, Long Island City or 34th St., or downtown to South Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the South Street Seaport, or Governor’s Island. It’s a commuter ferry and it cruises at about 15 knots down the East River. It’s the only way to get to Governor’s Island and it’s beautiful passing underneath the bridges. Tickets are only $4, and you get to tell your friends that while in New York you were on a boat.
The best part is that you can get to any of these pickup spots via the subway lines close to your New York hostel. Check it out, and make sure to wear sunscreen.