My NYC borough to find a bed in has always been Brooklyn. It is more affordable, it is more homely. The very confusing (but satisfying, when you get it all sorted out) metro brings one from Brooklyn to Manhattan and in the other direction as easy as pie, and I always like to look out of the train's windows as we're crossing the bridge over to the next borough. Following our time in another part of Brooklyn (Williamsburg) earlier in the day, we went to the Brooklyn Bridge Park area to catch the sun go down. From there, you'll get to see both the Manhattan Bridge - the bridge the metro travels on in between Manhattan and Brooklyn, and check out DUMBO too, for the classic view of the Manhattan Bridge - and the Brooklyn Bridge. Don't forget Jane's Carousel, a stunning piece behind glass doors that offers rides for $2. Gran Electrica is nearby and is great for its bar, outdoor patio and tapas.