see the view from Empire State...
see the view from Empire State which was a lot better than the view from the much-missed Twin Towers. You can actually look down on the Rockefeller Center and the gothic Chrysler Building. You'll appreciate the details of some the famous buildings up here which cannot be seen from the ground level. I don't know about you, but there's something about the atmosphere in the main foyer of the cavernous Grand Central Station during the rush hour. I stood there in awe whilst thousands of people zoom past me totally oblivious to the magnificent surrounding. They all just want to get from A to B, pronto, now, immediately. Very New York attitude. I've never seen so much trench coats and business suits in my life! I stood there and said, 'yep, I'm in New York City!'
Bring your friends and protest something.
My favorite thing about New York City and America in General is our Right to protest. These folks are getting some freedom of speech, freedom to protest peacefully.
I LOVE AMERICA
Anyway, this was right outside of Central Park. They were really young too. Some type of protest about Falun Gong a meditation practiced in China. It makes me curious, what is wrong with Falun Gong? Hmmmm
if i were to bring somebody,it...
if i were to bring somebody,it would be Central park where we could either take strolls,or watch concerts. For lunch there is oh so many places to munch that I hardly had any #1 favorites,but my most favorite was the Carnegie deli. Delicious sandwiches,and soups. As being a former resident of Long Island,I could recall so many times I frequented both midtown,and downtown Manhattan.
Would take the railroad on sundays into the city from Valley Stream. And never came home till the near end of the day,it was a ball!
Cool New York quote: 'On...
Cool New York quote:
'On Broadway it was still bright afternoon and the gassy air was almost motionless under the leaden spokes of sunlight, and sawdust footprints lay about the doorways of butcher shops and fruit stores. And the great, great crowd, the inexhaustible current of millions of every race and kind pouring out, pressing round, of every age, of every genius, possessors of every human secret, antique and future, in every face the refinement of one particular motive or essence -- I labor, I spend, I strive, I design, I love, I cling, I uphold, I give way, I envy, I long, I scorn, I die, I hide, I want. Faster, much faster than any man could make the tally. The sidewalks were wider than any causeway; the street itself was immense, and it quaked and gleamed and it seemed ... to throb at the last limit of endurance.'
~Saul Bellow, from 'Seize the Day'
Visit the Rockefeller Christmas Tree
If you are in the city around the holidays, and there's nothing like NYC around the holidays...(of course, there's the throng of people BUT ) the awesome sight of the Rockefeller Christmas tree and everything decked out with twinkly lights, just brings back those nostalgic days of being a kid on Christmas day...I love that feeling...