Aerial over East River NYC, The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is a four-acre memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt that celebrates the Four Freedoms he articulated in his 1941 State of the Union address. It is located in New York City at the southernmost point of Roosevelt Island, in the East River between Manhattan Island and Queens. It was designed by the architect Louis Kahn in 1973, not realized until 2012
Apparently a favourite hang-out of Matt Damon and George Clooney, but you're unlikely to see them there - they have a private table in the back! Celeb-spotting aside, this is a New York gem. Warm, rustic, no-nonsense... and superb Tuscan-style food. Little Italy may have all but disappeared, but this is a little piece of Italy all by itself, with that quintessential NY edge of course.
Unzipping the secrets of the infamous "Boner Bridge"
Boldt Castle, New York. At the turn-of-the-century, millionaire George C. Boldt, set out to build a full size Rhineland castle in Alexandria Bay, on picturesque Heart Island. The grandiose structure was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise. After she died suddenly, the castle and various stone structures were left to the mercy of the wind, rain, ice, snow and vandals, for 73 years. This is one of the outlying buildings, now restored, as is the castle itself.