Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm & Other Picturesque NYC Destinations During the Fall - Melissa KoLikely, you’ve heard dozens, if not countless stories about the pure splendor of summers and winters in New York City.

It’s true. There’s nothing quite like summer days in Central Park and nothing quite like winter nights near Rockefeller Center. However, don’t be fooled, New York City also is a remarkably colorful, brilliant place during the autumn months.

Everything you might expect to see during fall happens here: the shedding of leaves, the pumpkin and clove flavors, the ciders, and the potent orange and rich brown-colored attire. Tourists are attracted by more than the deciduous trees, but by an opportunity to explore the city’s attractiveness of NYC has cooled down a bit.

Read on to learn where one might visit if they ventured to NYC during the fall months:

Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm | Brooklyn Grange is the world’s largest rooftop soil farms. They grow 50,000+ lbs of organically grown produce. They are leaders in green roof consulting, urban farming, and educational programming. Their commitment to non-profit organizations is attractive to many, as well as their 30 naturally-managed honey bee hives.

Brooklyn Brewery | Brooklyn Brewery, which started in 1988, is an incredible still developed by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter. Brewed from German malt and hops, BB cook amazing seasonal beverages. They have an entire collection of quarterly experiments, including Serpent, Brooklyn Local, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace Saison, Tripel Burner, Intensified Coffee Porter. You can arrange a tour by visiting their company website.

The Highline in Chelsea | Built on a historic freight rail line, the Highline is elevated above NYC’s West Side. Stretching 1.45 miles, the Highline provides visitors a path to gain unparalleled views of the city, which is just stunning when fall begins to set in.

Hudson River Greenway | Notably the longest greenway in Manhattan, Hudson is the most heavily used bikeway in the U.S.  Spanning from Dyckman Street to Battery Park, a majority of the greenway stands close to water level, climbing an astounding 160 feet, providing views of the George Washington Bridge and The Palisades in New Jersey. The Hudson River Greenway connects to the East Coast Greenway, a trail system spanning the 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida.

The Hudson River Greenway connects to the East Coast Greenway, a trail system spanning the 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade | Also known as the Esplanade, the Promenade presents views of Lower Manhattan’s skyline and the New York Harbor. Incredibly, the Promenade is four stories, and between Brooklyn Bridge and Atlantic Avenue. The picturesque East River prospective showcases an illuminated landscape view of the skyline.

Queens County Farm Museum | Dating back to 1697, the farm museum is stationed on the largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland in NYC. An herb garden, an orchard, planting fields, livestock, farm vehicles, and much more are present on the farmland. The grounds are open year-round, and it educates the public about sustainable agriculture

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Fraunces Tavern in the Financial District. Storm King Art Center, New York Botanical Garden in The Bronx, and Albertine books are some places you may want to visit during the fall months. The charm and natural assets ring with tranquility and peace during these chillier months.

If you happen to know the names of other NYC hotspots that are wonderful for fall visits, please be free to share.

Melissa Ko is the Managing Member of Covepoint Capital Advisors, LLC and serves as the Chief Investment Officer of its flagship, the Covepoint Emerging Markets Macro Fund. Please visit,,, and to learn more!