Your route may never have shown you the advantages and opportunities that you could take hold of. This route offers many beautiful sights and businesses that Brooklyn Heights has to offer. It also informs one more about the environment that they spend their time in every week. You could walk this route alone or with a group of people that you enjoy being around. That won’t take away from the experience that you could potentially find. This route maximizes the happiness one can experience on the way to the subway station from City Tech by passing through the Metro Tech Center and the Fulton street mall. One well known thing that can bring happiness to people is food from some of the best restaurants in the city. This is one of the major attractions that will never get old. With that being said, the route that I have chosen emphasizes happiness and would be a great addition to this Aesthetic map application.
At the end of a long day, an individual may crave something to eat to relax and tend to their hunger. This route is primarily lined with numerous restaurants that can be chosen from. The route would begin by walking through the Metro Tech center of downtown Brooklyn. This business area is one of Brooklyn’s largest developments. It takes over approximately 16 acres, costing a near 1-billion dollars to create. It also consists of many office rental spaces inside each of the 12 buildings that are in the center. This is a very busy section in Brooklyn which is part of the reason there are such a high number of restaurants in close range. The expense that was put towards constructing this business site are what create the beautiful views that people can appreciate as they eat. When you first walk through the center, you are greeted by the pleasant scent of the Chipotle Mexican grill restaurant. This aroma is carried through the air by the same wind currents that whistle through the trees. You can see the fall season take effect as the trees are stripped of their coats, and the brownish-yellow leaves sway past your view. You can hear the laughter and yelling of the young children interacting with each other in the park area. You can take a breather and relax on a park bench and observe the art pieces that are placed all around the park area.
“The Alligator”, by Tom Otterness is a major public art piece that is shown to be a tourist attraction in Metro Tech. The sculptor created this fascinating piece in 1996 as a permanent part of the area. It displays an alligator coming out of a New York sewer and biting down on a man on the sidewalk. This piece is very eye catching and may grab a persons attention as they enjoy a meal from Chipotle. Another art piece in the center may bring out the fun side of people because it is a design of an over sized maze across from the benches. This piece is called “Light Over Time” and is an additional installment to the park by Sam Falls which makes the environment more intriguing to be in. The colorful design brings life to everything around it, and can be engaging if you decide to go through the maze. You can also make a short stop to the local Starbucks to get a nice creamy cup of coffee while you continue on your stroll. The warm cup will defrost your finger tips on the way. As you continue this route, you may decide that you want a Lamb gyro from a near by Halal food stand on the corner. This route offers a significant amount of convenience to the point where most of the things a person may have a craving for are only a simple few feet away.
Before you know it, you will almost be done with the route as you approach the Fulton street mall. This mall consists of all the well known restaurants and stores that we have come to love, all on a single road strip. The concept for this mall was originally put into affect in 1976 by the Fulton Mall Association. According to downtownbrooklyn.com, the Fulton street ” welcomes more than 100,000 shoppers a day to its 150+ retail businesses”. This large attraction makes the area fun to be in for both shoppers and people taking the walk on this route. The project for the mall was finished just three years ago, in 2011, and cost about 15 million to complete. The amount of money spent was worth it and it brings much more happiness to this walk.
As we all know, taking walks is a very affective way for people to clear their minds and actually take a moment to appreciate the very aspects of the city. Throughout the route, you can expect to be surrounded by people you don’t know. This is not a lonely path, and it puts you in the presence of others that make up the culture of Brooklyn. While you continue on the route, you will have a chance to see the breath taking view of the city on a sunny afternoon. On a normal route to the subway, people don’t usually give a second thought to their surroundings because they are so focused on getting home. They may also take a back road as a short cut, however, this will block their view of the city skyline. While you enjoy a wholesome meal, you can take in the sights of the buildings and watch as the windows reflect the sunlight. Many people prefer having something to look at while they eat. But what could be better to look at, other than a cellphone, than the view of your surroundings. As you relax, you can watch the sunset in the distance. You may even listen to music and picture the scene as something from a music video.
This route is ideally created to be taken around 4 to 5pm. Around this time the sunset will give off a calming vibe as the day concludes. This is something that is very helpful, especially for individuals who are coming from a long day of work. As the walk relieves your stress, it gives you a chance to unwind and loosen up while you gather some thoughts. By the time you reach the 5 train at the end of this route, you will be satisfied and probably ready for a hot shower and some sleep. Your mind will be at ease because you took some time to slow things down and relax for once. And the best part is, it will only take a short 15 minutes out of your way which is worth the while. For this reason I would highly recommend that you consider this route for the upcoming app(lication).
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