Public Rest Room
Until New York City makes good on its long-held promise to install public rest rooms along the city’s sidewalks tourists and locals will have to make do with those already established.
One such public lavatory can be found in Bryant Park. It is on the 42nd Street side of the park, close to the library.
There are 16 public restrooms located throughout Central Park. They are as follows.
• Merchants’ Gate, 61st Street and Central Park West (closed winter)
• Heckscher Playground, Mid-park at 62nd Street
• The Arsenal, 64th Street and 5th Avenue
• Sheep Meadow Cafe at Mineral Springs, Mid-Park at 69th Street (closed winter)
• Bethesda Terrace, Mid-park at 72nd Street (closed winter)
• Model Boathouse Cafe, at Conservatory Water at 74th Street
• Loeb Boathouse, 74th Street at the East Drive
• Ramble Shed, Mid-park at 79th Street
• Delacorte Theatre, at the Turtle Pond at 81st Street
• Ancient Playground, 85th Street and 5th Avenue
• Tennis House, Mid-park at 94th Street
• North Meadow Recreation Center, Mid-park at 97th Street
• Robert Bendheim Playground, 100th Street and 5th Avenue
• Conservatory Garden (this area of the Park really deserves to be visited), 105th Street and 5th Avenue
• Great Hill, West 106th Street (closed winter)
• Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street at Lenox Avenue
Good Half Day
Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. They can easily be hit in a half day. The Museum's collection is extensive, there is something for everyone. A modern art wing for the "hip", classical art for the distinguished and an armour and egypt exhibit that the kids will be entertained my. The park is beautiful in winter and summer. It's a great place to go ice skating, or in nice weather have a picnic. Easily finding my own spots in the park and people watching. There are all sorts here and it's quite a sight to behold.
GO TO THE EMPIRE STATE...
GO TO THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
My dear ritual...as soon as I've arrived and settled in my hotel...off I go up to admire the view from the 86th floor observatory, 1,050 feet (320 meters), shown on the picture above!
Since the Observatory opened to the public in 1931, almost 100 million visitors have thrilled to the awe-inspiring vision of the City beneath them. Each year over 3.5 million people are whisked to the 86 th floor to be where Cary Grant waited in vain for Deborah Kerr in an 'Affair to Remember', while Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan had their fateful meeting in the movie 'Sleepless in Seattle'.
To find out more about lights that colors the Empire State Building click HERE
New York City Tip
Workers climb over the remains of the World Trade Center in New York, Friday, Oct. 5, 2001. Workers continue clearing debris from the site of the Sept. 11 collapse of the World Trade Center towers which were destroyed after being struck by two hijacked in a terrorist attack
if you want to see the sights...
if you want to see the sights in an effective and convenient way, taking a city tour bus can be one way. during the 3-day trip, we had sunny day on the first day, and rains next day. after Elizabeth--my interpreter who helped me with French-- before i checked out at the Edison Hotel where i also stayed on my own short trip, we had around two more hours to take the bus, so she and i decided to hop on a double-decker city tour bus..... since we had waffle, such a fresh orange juice, and coffee for breakfast--oh my dear, you have to have them all at once, extremely tasty~^^--,we were just full and still felt great. thanks to that, it was not a big deal that i paid about 20 bucks or more for the 'Apple Tours' fee. well~~ the thing is i had headache trying to figure out what the announcements was explaining--the lady had such a strong new yorker accent, and on top of that my english was not as good as present one--i know, some of my friends would doubt! at any rate, i was making film with my video camera. according to the announcements, people looked like hop off to take a fresh air, and hop on again. when the bus pull over nearby a port, i thought that was another break, so i got off for some pictures, damn it! the apple tours guys left right away... oh my gosh~ thank god, however, i had my passport, $20.00 in my pocket, and trying not to be frustrated, i took a taxi to get to the hotel, and luckily enough, i memorised the address... carrying my backpack, Elizabeth looked soooo stunned yet happy to see me lying in bed, and watching TV in the room...
all right, guy! while travelling, make sure you always have to carry the passport and some amount of money... for guys in non-english speaking countries, gotta study english!!