With all the beauty the world has to offer, taking the scenic route is never a bad idea!
And while as native NYers we all know that there are some parts of NYC that are so gorgeous we feel like we’ve been swept away to a different world (think: the city’s gorgeous brownstone-lined streets, cobblestoned roads, and countless beautiful parks), we’re not the only ones who realize and appreciate the beauty of our city!
Architectural Digest just released their list of the 53 most beautiful streets in the world, and our very own NYC made the list–twice!
Coming in at #2 is Brooklyn!
Here’s what they had to say about it:
For who walk through the cobblestone street in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood, the sudden sight of Manhattan Bridge might come as a splendid surprise. At the intersection of Washington and Water Street, locals and tourists alike can take in the majestic beauty of the longest bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn (the span bearing the moniker of the former is 866 feet longer than that named after the latter). Of course, making the view all the more dramatic are the symmetrical buildings on either side of Washington Street, creating one of the best architectural photograph opportunities in the borough.
And lower down, though still equally as gorgeous, is Manhattan coming in at #47!
Appropriately named, Central Park West runs along the western edge of Central Park all the way from its top to bottom (from West 110th Street to West 60th). With plenty of space for cars and pedestrians alike, a trip down the iconic avenue will have you passing an impressive collection of late-19th- and early-20th-century architecture styles, like neo-renaissance, Art Deco, neoclassical, Beaux Arts, and second empire. While the buildings are impressive on their own, the proximity to Central Park means the street gets a whole new look every few months, making it one of the best places to take in all of New York’s seasons. Central Park West is also part of Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, which starts at 77th street and marches 2.5 miles south along Central Park West, Central Park South, and Sixth Avenue.
So, next time you’re in the mood to take a leisurely stroll through the city streets, we suggest heading to one of these two spots!