Located on West 62nd through West 66th streets between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, the Lincoln Center has been the center of New York's performance art scene since the 1950s. Its various venues and free outdoor concerts attract nearly five million people every year. From orchestras, to ballet, to movie screenings, the Lincoln Center features it all.
The city that never sleeps
24-7, any deli, pizzeria, bar with happy hour in Mid Town. The good, bad and ugly. The World Trade Center, visited a few years ago, then watched the progression of Ground Zero. The memories will live forever. Its the only place in my life time that I can go to Macys Thanksgiving parade in millions of people and wonder what will happen next.
The Empire State Building
In spite of the Twin Towers, this is The Building of Manhattan. For me is, without doubt, the most charming skycrapper ever built.
The building has created a Language of Lights that has its own grammar:
This is the standard annual lighting schedule with the related events:
Red, Black & Green: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Green: St. Patrick's Day, March of Dimes, Rainforest Awareness,
Red, White & Blue: Presidents' Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day
Red: St. Valentine's Day, Fire Department Memorial Day, Big Apple Circus
Red & Blue: Equal Parents Day / Childrens Rights
Yellow & White: Spring / Easter Week
Blue, White & Blue: Israel Independence Day, First Night of Chanukah
Blue: Police Memorial Day, Child Abuse Prevention
Purple & White: Alzheimer's Awareness
Red, Yellow & Green: Portugal Day
Lavender & White: Stonewall Anniversary / Gay Pride
Purple, Teal, White: National Osteoporosis Society
Red & White: Pulaski Day, Red Cross
Red, White & Green: Columbus Day
Blue & White: Greek Independence Day, United Nations Day
Red & Yellow: Autumn
Black, Yellow & Red: German Reunification Day
Pink & White: 'Race for the Cure' / Breast Cancer Awareness
Green, White & Orange: India Independence Day
Red & Green: Holiday Season
Dark / No Lights: 'Day without Art / Night without Lights', AIDS Awareness
Free wifi spots
I have used the following free wifi spots:
- Lincoln center
- Union square: slow surfing, sometimes it took me a few refreshes to load some pages.
- World Financial Center: sitting by the Hudson river
Times square has free wifi but I didn't try it.
I managed to get a signal and surf at:
- Red Mango at St. Mark's place (not their wifi)
Take it all in
Just absorb being there in one of NYC's biggest areas. Make sure, if you can, to catch a Broadway show. I didn't all the times I've been there, which is unfortunate, but either my time was limited or no money. Seeing all the advertising signs in Times Square.