IN THE SHADOWS
As New York landmarks go, the Brooklyn Bridge is right up there with the best of them. Apart from anything else, it’s a landmark you can actually admire up close — and use — for free. Less cheap is the sexy new 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, 194 rooms set in 10 storeys of reclaimed wood, hemp-blend mattresses, low-energy lightbulbs and 100% organic-cotton sheets. There are mahogany trees inside and lots of glass to let in the views of Manhattan and the glorious bridge itself. From R3 621.