Welcome to the show notes for the fourth episode of the Just Go Places Podcast. Episode Four looks at great places you can explore in lower Manhattan with kids.

battery park new york city


Today’s guest is Andrew Tolentino who is one member of the blogging team behind Dish Our Town, a family food and travel blog.  The Tolentinos are leaving their beloved NoLiTa (the Manhattan neighbourhood that stands for North of Little Italy) to travel the world for a year or more.

Andrew grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan as well as having lived in NoLiTa as an adult. He’s seen a lot of changes in lower Manhattan, all for the better as far as families and visitors with children are concerned.

Lower Manhattan is a microcosm of the immigrant dream which shaped both New York City and the nation as a whole. Andrew gives us the inside scoop on his favourite places to visit and to eat in this area that he loves so much.

There are lots of big-name sightseeing attractions in New York City that its easy to overlook a large chunk of lower Manhattan. But I agree with Andrew that embracing a bit of slow travel – browsing the stores and munching at eateries as you make your way through this neighbourhood – really gives you a sense of what makes New York City such a cosmopolitan and exciting place to live and to visit.

little italy new york city

Is this a) Little Italy b) Chinatown or c) TriBeCa?


Listen to Episode 4 Below:

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Andrew’s suggestions include (click through for links):

chinatown in new york city

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