When my mom was in town, we ventured (and yes, it was an adventure) over to Brooklyn. Dumbo to be exact. I really wanted to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, but we didn't end up having time. We did however have a great time visiting the Brooklyn Bridge from below, and wouldn't you know it, that's where they keep a beautiful carousel! The bridge is amazing and the view of the city is of course, gorgeous. I would love to go at sunset. I'm betting it's a whole new, stunning view.
And the Manhattan Bridge ain't half bad either.