VERY IMPORTANT: I will not purchase my ticket until 7 days before the actual date of the trip. If there are no RSVPs 7 days before the date of trip, I will either reschedule or cancel the trip.
I have always been curious about what Downtown Brooklyn looks like and what it has to offer. We will explore the many sights and neighborhoods of Downtown Brooklyn.
-There are several points of interest in the Downtown Brooklyn community:
*The Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge
*Brooklyn Historical Society-Museum and library dedicated to the history of Brooklyn ($6).
*Micro Museum, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts ($4), New York Transit Museum ($5).
-There are also several distinct neighborhoods in Downtown Brooklyn:
*Downtown – central shopping and business area of Brooklyn, with many office buildings, department stores, clothing and electronic shops, and two universities.
*Brooklyn Heights – residential neighborhood with brownstone buildings, historic churches, and is considered the richest neighborhood in Brooklyn.
*Cobble Hill – quiet neighborhood of bookstores, shops, and restaurants.
*Fort Greene – a residential neighborhood that is home of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and many restaurants.
*DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) – contains a riverfront park with a unique view of the Manhattan skyline as well as the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
This is the itinerary of the trip:
7:30AM Meet at the parking garage of Union Station
8:00AM Leave Union Station on the Megabus
12:15PM Arrive in New York (At 7th Avenue & 28th Street)
12:15PM - 1:00PM Travel by subway to Brooklyn
1:00PM - 2:00PM Eat/use restroom
2:00PM - 5:40PM Explore Downtown Brooklyn
6:00PM - 7:30PM Eat at Junior’s Restaurant (386 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201)
7:45PM – 8:30PM Prepare to Return (Wait for Megabus to arrive at the Port Authority Bus Terminal - 41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenue)
9:00PM Leave New York
1:15AM Arrive at Union Station in DC
-We will be traveling to New York City on the MegaBus service. Tickets can be purchased online at www.megabus.com ($28-40 average for round trip).
-When entering website, schedule the bus trip for Saturday, July 14th, 2012, for 8:00AM - 12:15PM (Depart to NY), and schedule the return trip for 9:00PM - 1:15AM (Return to DC). Please be sure to enter information correctly, as they do not refund tickets; however, they will allow you to reschedule trips 24 hours prior to the scheduled trip date.
-You can also purchase a ticket with other bus services and meet us in New York if you choose.
-We will meet at Union Station at 7:30AM. We will meet at the front of Starbucks in the food court at Union Station.
-We will eat at Junior’s Restaurant after touring the area.
-Union Station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC. Union Station is also Metro accessible on the Red Line at the Union Station Metro Station. Parking at Union Station is available at their parking garage; however, the maximum cost is $22.00 for one day parking.
-I am open for any suggestions before and during the trip.
-See you there!