Perhaps more than any other season, it’s autumn in New York that captures our hearts. Here are a few tips on living your best fall in the Big Apple.

First off: believe it or not, New York City has its own “farms,” that is, if you look up.

For six years, the rooftop farms of the Brooklyn Grange, a commercial urban farm, have been providing New Yorkers with fresh, organic, hyper-locally grown vegetables. You can take a tour, or check out one of their amazing events or specialty dinners.

Just outside the city, Fall means foliage. Hop on Metro-North and stroll along the Hudson River. Check out the majestic Palisades, or take advantage of the many opportunities there are for apple and pumpkin picking, wine tasting and cider sampling.

Be sure to visit the visit the legendary Storm King Art Center, home to some of the most wonderful outdoor installations in the world. For a quintessentially Halloween experience, check out the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: 7,000 illuminated pumpkins set along the riverside community of Croton-on-Hudson.

Savor the changing seasons as the leaves turn vibrant colors all around you. For more solitude, try the northern edge of the park. If you seek a more social experience, try a Central Park Walking Tour.

In the fall, New York’s beer gardens are the perfect place to enjoy a seasonal brew and some camraderie. There are lots of excellent options, like Bohemian Hall in Astoria, Harlem Tavern and Berry Hall, among others.

Autumn in New York is prime time for some of the best food experiences. Sip hot chocolate, enjoy fragrant roasted chestnuts and spiced nuts from a street vendor. Also, at this time of year, holiday markets are gearing up – like the Bryant Park Winter Village in midtown – serving up steaming hot soups and noodles, fresh made donuts, and indulgent melted Raclette cheese.

If you’re considering making a move to the New York metropolitan area, contact me, Paul Biagini of Biagini Realty. I’ll be happy to help you with all of your real estate needs.

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