New York, Las Vegas
ZUMANITY is a sexy and adult take on your usual circus show. It truly is 'another side of the Cirque du Soleil! It's done in a cabaret style with a gender-bending emcee.
A very good show and I would recommend it to any one.
Dueling Pianos- In the Bar at Times Square, there are dueling piano players every night. They don't really duel with pistols or swords, although for money there's no better entertainment than that. Instead, the pianists take turns playing songs and it's all great fun. You basically pay one pianist to play and sing and the other then plays and sings and they try and outdo each other. We stayed there till 2am!!!!! Great fun and a cheap night
No, you're not looking at the New York skyline. You are looking at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. New York-New York uses the New York City theme of its name in many ways. The hotel includes several towers configured to resemble New York City skyscrapers, such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. In front of the property is a pool representing New York Harbor, with a 150 ft replica of the Statue of Liberty, a roller coaster, and a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. Within the resort, particular gambling areas, bars, eating areas and meeting rooms are named after New York City neighborhoods or landmarks. The main casino area, for example, is named after Central Park, while the "Village Eateries" food court is modeled after New York City's Greenwich Village, even including real menus from New York Chinese takeout restaurants taped to the doors of the mock apartment buildings. New York-New York uses the trademarked slogan "The Greatest City in Las Vegas".
The resort is located on the northwest corner of Tropicana - Las Vegas Boulevard intersection. At street level, pedestrians are blocked from crossing by concrete barriers. Instead, New York-New York is linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to its neighboring casinos to the south (the Excalibur, across Tropicana Avenue) and to the east (the MGM Grand, across the Strip).
Probably about the best thing about the Vegas Hotels is that they have something for everybody. No matter what your likes or dislike as you can find a hotel to suit you. For myself I love most of the different styles of hotels and appreciate them for what they are. I find NY-NY great. It is something to look at both visually and artistically but that wasn’t enough so they threw in a roller coaster that winds in and around the buildings.
NY-NY opened in 1997 as a recreation of the New York City skyline with 1/3 scale replicas, some as high as 45 stories. The most famous of these replicas are the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the New York Public Library, and Ellis Island to name a few. There's also a Statue of Liberty complete with fake rust stains; the Brooklyn Bridge and miniature scale fireboat that sprays water.
Inside are a few streets that’s represents Greenwich Village, complete with graffiti covered mailboxes and steam coming out of the manhole covers in the cobblestones. Here you’ll find a variety of eateries (including ESPN Sports Zone restaurant), small shops, two theaters, and a sexy Cirque du Soleil production.
The main casino is done up to look like Central Park with trees, gazebos, foot bridges, and babbling brooks. You’ll see change carts painted to look like miniature yellow cabs; and a recreation of Times Square complete with a ball that drops every night at midnight. The only thing you might miss from a real Central Park visit is a mugging.
The second floor houses the Coney Island-themed arcade. The line for the roller coaster starts here. There are many restaurants, all housed in buildings that fit the theme of whatever New York neighborhood is represented in that particular part of the hotel.
Start spreading the news, we're leaving today! New York, New York! I had to add that in. I loved the New York Casino, felt like home. I strolled down memory lane for a moment and sat down by a street sign that was only a few blocks from where I grew up in Brooklyn....
One thing Vegas does best is to provide an illusion, a fantacy world. Inside New York New York Casino, you can sit down at a street corner, sip coffee, and enjoy the bohemian atmosphere created by the surrounding buildings with cast-iron ladders. It's just like you are in Greenwich or Soho in New York.
In front of the New York New York Casino you can walk beneath the Statue of Liberty or over Brooklyn Bridge. If you like, you can take a roller coaster ride through the skyscrapers of Manhanttan. Although it's all facade, from certain angles they look real. Afterall, where can you get the Statue of Liberty, the registration building in Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building all in one shot, as seen in photo?
For anyone with an adult outlook on life you MUST go and see this show at the NY-Ny theatre.... from the moment you sit in your seat you are entertained by the larger than life twins feeding you strawberries. The acts themselves are absolute genius`s and whilst not every act may be to you liking there are plenty of distractions elsewhere on stage to keep you captivated. The singers have fantastic voices, the band play live and the "diva" host is just made for the part...... YOU MUST SEE THIS SHOW........
But we were a bit disappointed by the inside! At least the Casino area. On the inside it feels very much like a big, open room with a dark blue ceiling and lots of flashing lights.
We went to the Big Apple lounge to relax, put up our feet and have a cocktail. Would you believe the so-so apple martinis cost $10 each? Jeez. The apple martinis were rimmed with crushed apple jolly-rancher candy, however, which was an interesting touch.
I loved the colourful facade of this hotel and casino. We stayed very near here so we passed it several times both at day and at night.
The 150 foot replica of the Statue of Liberty is excellent as is the Manhatten skyline that it is set against. You will also see a mini version of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. And, through it all winds a bright red roller coaster called the Manhattan Express with yellow cars of screaming passengers whizzing along at speeds of up to 105 km/hr.
The exterior of this hotel is highly entertaining, and gives you a compacted, cartoony version of the New York skyline. There is a half-sized Statue of Liberty, you get a small Brooklyn Bridge, plus there is a roller coaster that goes around the complex as well.
If you are a big fan of roller coasters, my husband reports that this one is very ordinary, and you're better off going somewhere else, such as the Adventuredome at Circus Circus.
The interior is designed to take you through Greenwich Village, Times Square, and Wall Street. This hotel, as you can imagine, is quite popular and is very, very crowded.
This has got to be my favourite of the new resorts that ...uhh, try to be somewhere else? (Rio, New Orleans, Lake Como, Paris, etc.)
I've never been to the real NY, but after being here, I don't want to.
The casino has a very addictive scent pumped in the air that smelled like fresh baked cookies?! Go figure, those casino honchos did their homework because I kept coming back (plus it was on my bus route home)
The atmosphere was great and laid back. The food offered was good and the dealer tables had a very laid back feel. Plus if you feel like shakin' it, they have a Coyote Ugly outlet, if that means much.
Highly recommended...when I come back with more money, this is one of the top 3 places on my list to stay!
If you've never been to New York City and you're in Las Vegas......
Okay, you won't find New York City in it's entirety in Las Vegas but you'll see within it's 84,000 square feet confines some of the main components that make it almost comparable to the real deal - such as the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Coyote Ugly bar, Grenwich Village, etc. etc. There's even sewers that have steam coming out!
New York, New York anchors the bottom end of the Strip together with the MGM Grand and Excalibur.
It's one of the few casinos that is probably better outside than indoors, with its Coney Island-style rollercoaster barrelling through the skyscrapers, miniature Statue of Liberty sprayed by tugboats and replica of the Brooklyn Bridge used as a walkway.
On a sunny day...if it's not TOO hot...I recommend a walk along the Strip.
Another nice hotel to stay,it is the New York,New York,also located in the Strip.
If you never been in New York before,then you can see it in Las Vegas!.This amazing hotel includes mostly all best atracctions in NY and its skyline,as:Empire State Building,Central Park,Brooklyn Bridge,Harbour,Statue of Liberty and if you don't have enough also you'll find a nice and exciting roller coaster ride!!!Here also you can find a lot of shops and restaurants.
Picture:New York Hotel.