New York State Favorites

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    The beach is quiet and calm
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    Roosevelt Island main street
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    Syracuse City Hall
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New York State Favorites

  • City Tours - CityPass

    New York City Favorites

    New York has so much to see and a lot of it is very expensive and accompanied by long queues. One of the best things you can invest in is a pass that will let you see the sights you want for a discount, while letting you skip past some of the ticket queues. You need to shop around to find out which pass suits you best, as there are a lot of...

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  • Coney Island

    Brooklyn Favorites

    CONEY ISLAND, I can't repeat this enough. The Cyclone is one of the world's best rollercoasters. When I was a small child, I had an aunt who lived in Brooklyn and owned a toy store there. We used to visit her you can probably imagine what it was like to know as we were heading over the Verrazano Bridge that in a little while, I was going to be...

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  • Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

    New York City Favorites

    The Statue of Liberty is probably the most famous Statue in the world, and most popular, just put statue in Google search and it will offer you the The Statue of Liberty. One of the most visited sites in this city but as you can see from my photo, I only saw it from far.

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  • Sights in the Streets

    Brooklyn Favorites

    The streets in Brooklyn are so much more quieter than in Manhattan. In areas like Greenpoint and Brooklyn Heights it gets fairly crowded but it's easy to wander off the beaten path and find a secluded area.

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  • Empire State Building

    New York City Favorites

    Here are some must-see's and must-do's in New York: 1.) Empire State Building (the queue here tends to be longer than at "Top of the Rock") 2.) Top of the Rock (shorter queue means less wait & designated admission time in ticket) 3.) Fifth Ave. (window-shopping or real shopping possibilities) 4.) Broadway Musicals/Off-Broadway musicals & plays...

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  • Prospect Park

    Brooklyn Favorites

    You won’t be able to see that much inside the Villa itself. It is now used by the park administration. If you’d like to get information about using one of the park’s facilities this would be the right place to go. But the Litchfield villa has a pretty interesting history and the architecture is great. The history of the Prospect Park starts right...

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  • Chrysler Building

    New York City Favorites

    Topping out at 1046 feet (not counting its spire), the Chrysler Building was one of the first in the world to break the psychologically significant height barrier of a thousand feet. Completed in 1930 - though planned long before the Great Depression hit in the fall of 1929 - the Chrysler Building was actually the world's tallest for a total of 11...

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  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Brooklyn Favorites

    This is a fabulous place. When I was a child I used to visit the Garden frequently with my mother. You see us in the photo here. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located at 1000 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn. For information phone: 718-623-7200

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  • Ground Zero

    New York City Favorites

    The primary building of the new World Trade Center complex, the FREEDOM TOWER or officially, One World Trade Center or 1WTC, is a 104-story skyscraper. Its construction is part of an effort to rebuild, following the destruction of the original World Trade Center complex during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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  • Grand Army Plaza

    Brooklyn Favorites

    The area around the Arch forms the busiest and largest traffic area in Brooklyn converging 5 major streets found here in Brooklyn, which are Flatbush Avenue, Vanderbuilt Avenue, Eastern Parkway, Prospect Park West and Union Street. You can also find the free tourist trolley which shuttles you to places like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the...

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  • Times Square

    New York City Favorites

    A Major commercial intersection TIMES SQUARE is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District in midtown Manhattan. It is at the junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue and stretches from west 42nd to west 47th Streets. It is one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections with over 39 million visitors annually. It is also the site...

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  • Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn Favorites

    The Brooklyn Museum, which is near the Botanic Garde, has a very extensive Egyptian collection. the museum is the second largest art museum in NYC and one of the largest in the United States. The museum is located on Eastern Parkway, one block from Grand Army Plaza. It is in a complex that also contains Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden...

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  • Broadway Shows

    New York City Favorites

    Although you are not likely to find discount tickets for whatever the hot production is, there are several ways to get discount tickets for long running productions and off Broadway plays. I prefer to get tickets ahead of time, the lines at TKTS can be an hour +, do you really want to spend your time in the Big Apple waiting in line? Here are a...

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  • New York Aquarium

    Brooklyn Favorites

    This aquarium, while small as aquariums go, has many interesting exhibits including beluga whales, walruses, sharks and seahorses. From May to October, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins perform in the Aquatheater. The aquarium also has touch tanks for the kids. The New York Aquarium is located on Surf Avenue and West 8th Street in Brooklyn. Phone:...

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  • Central Park

    New York City Favorites

    I must say reading clareabee's posting makes a lot of sense and I'm guilty of almost not doing my part. I went on a photo safari this summer in Central Park and it was great. The guy leading the photo class was great! I had a blast and I learned a lot, but it never occurred to me to tip! As in NEVER EVEN OCCURRED TO ME! That is until ONE of the...

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  • Brooklyn Academy of Music

    Brooklyn Favorites

    BAM, as it is known, offers a variety of excellent programs throughout the year. You will find the most revered actors working here. There are also musical performance, dance, and opera. It is America.s oldest operating performing arts center. It is located at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn. For information phone: 718-636-4100

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  • Internet Access

    New York City Favorites

    I have a sony ericsson unlocked phone and when i get to usa, i use the prepaid card of T Mobile. ATT also offers sim cards. they are ten cents per minute to use, to call within usa or to receive a call. if you load more money on to the card, it becomes slightly cheaper, more like 8 cents a minute. you can also text send and receive. t mobile card...

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  • Battery Park

    New York City Favorites

    Whilst on our Circle Line Ferry Cruise as we passed the Financial District in Lower Manhattan we saw helicopters continually landing and taking off from the heliport at the edge of the river. It was interesting to watch the skill of the pilot. For those wishing to take a flight contact Liberty Helicopter Tours, on 1 800 542 9933 or web site...

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  • Soho District

    New York City Favorites

    Soho is possibly my favourite neighborhood in New York. There are several reasons for this. These include the superb shopping here, the excellent restaurants, the lively bars and the amazing art galleries. However what I find most remarkable about Soho is the magnificent architecture and many cast-iron buildings. Soho derives its name for being...

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  • City Hall & Woolworth Building

    New York City Favorites

    If you travel with your lap top, then you can follow this link to find free wifi access in downtown area. http://www.downtownny.com/discover/wifi/ Just a few example locations are : - City Hall Park - South Street Seaport - Winter Garden - 60 Wall St Atrium

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  • Brooklyn Bridge

    New York City Favorites

    It's one of the best walks in the World! We walked across from Brooklyn, stayed in a home stay there for a week. What a great place. Smith St is choc a bloc full of cafes and restaurants, French, American, Sth American...you name it. I just wish there were more hotels in Brooklyn, it's real America. One Street is million dollar brownstones, the...

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  • Midtown

    New York City Favorites

    It makes us feel very at home once we got inside the consulate. There were books, latest "El Periodica" and all the Spanish as well as Catalan newspaper for everyone; it even has few latest issues of "HOLA MAGAZINES." There we meet the SPANISH General CONSULATE while waiting to be served. The consulate is convieniently located in the east side and...

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  • Grand Central Terminal

    New York City Favorites

    This Beaux-Arts Masterpiece contains some of the most successful design in the USA, IMHO. The Grand Concourse is a fitting symbol of American democracy. The station was designed by the firm of Whitney Warren (1864-1943) and Charles Wetmore (1866-1941). The Grand Concourse was opened in 1913, so it has just marked its first one hundred...

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  • Staten Island & Staten Island Ferry

    New York City Favorites

    Why pay the admittance fees of the Liberty Island tour and then not get to go up in the statue of Liberty? See the statue up close and FREE by taking the Staten Island Ferry from the city to Staten Island. You get a relaxing 20 minute ride, disembark, time to check out the new acquariums at the SI terminal, then board the next ferry back to the...

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  • Rockefeller Center

    New York City Favorites

    Jeff Koons's highly recognizable dog named Puppy - a symbol of "love, warmth and happiness" - has been exhibited in the U.S. for the first time above Manship's Prometheus in the sunken plaza in front of the Rockefeller Plaza, overlooking the Channel Gardens in July 2000. First created in 1992 for a temporary exhibition in the city of...

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  • Panoramic View

    New York City Favorites

    Although seeing New York skyline was not a goal, if you look around you when you ride the ferry, you WILL see it. Of course the twin towers of the World Trade Center are no longer there, but since I was never in NYC when they were there, I did not miss them. Because New York geography is not that familiar to me, I'm really not sure if my...

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  • Walking

    New York City Favorites

    We got to Central Park and decided to bail on the Metropolitan Art Museum. Doreen really had wanted to see it and I had not been there in twenty years but we both had to admit on a day as glorious as this, it would be a waste to spend it indoors. We enjoyed the park enormously. I'm not sure I ever actually spent any time in it before. It was so...

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  • Dining

    New York City Favorites

    It was getting late and though we had only sampled a small portion of what we had come looking for, we opted for a quick savory pancake and some hot soy milk at a street stand up restaurant before seeking out another van back to NYC's Chinatown. We didn't want to get stranded in Flushing for the night no matter how good the Chinese breakfast...

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  • NYC Websites

    New York City Favorites

    Walking routes in New York Give NY back to us Dutchies! New York seen from the Statue of Liberty

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  • Greenwich Village

    New York City Favorites

    Greenwich Village is one of the most famous parts of Manhattan known for its historical culture and art. It is very beautiful part of the city where one can just hang around, do some shopping, sit in a cozy cafe eat and drink and just chill out as you wish.

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  • United Nations

    New York City Favorites

    The United Nations was founded in 1945. It aims to preserve world peace, promote self-determinationa and to aid economic & self well-beling around the world. This photo shows the "Non-Violence" statue donated by Luxembourg in 1988.

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  • Wall Street

    New York City Favorites

    The New York Stock Exchange has been called the nerve center of the world's economy, and increasingly it's being guarded as if its Fort Knox. You'll have to walk past post 9/11 barricades and police to see the NYSE, but it's worth it. The enormous Corinthian columns of the front of the building give it monumentality and weight, even though its in a...

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  • Harlem

    New York City Favorites

    Harlem is a predominately African American neighborhood bounded by 153rd Streed to the North, The Hudson and Harlem Rivers to the east and west and 110th Street (Central Park) to the South. Since the 1920's it has been the heart of African American cultural and intellectual life in New York if not all of America. Sadly it does have a reputation...

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  • Holiday Season

    New York City Favorites

    Carrie observed in the ‘Sex and the City’ that “New York is all about sex. People getting it, People trying to get it, People who can't get it. No wonder the city never sleeps”. Undoubtedly, many would nod in unison but the above captures only one aspect of the city. Exciting, Electrifying, Bizarre…New York never fails to mesmerize its visitors....

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  • Skyscrapers

    New York City Favorites

    Dunkin donuts, MoMA, Guggenheim, Empire State Building, Central Park, China Town, Tribeca, Park Avenue, Union Square, Peer 17, United Nations, Brooklyn Bridge, oof come on... Dunkin donuts, MoMA, Guggenheim, Empire State Building, Central Park, China Town, Tribeca, Park Avenue, Union Square, Peer 17, United Nations, Brooklyn Bridge, would need a...

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  • Gramercy - Union Square

    New York City Favorites

    Personally I don't think this is such a great Farmer's Market. I have been to some really nice local markets in California and Pennsylvani and find that their goods are quite limited. It doesn't warrant a special visit, but if you happen to be in the area on either Wednesday, Friday or Saturday from 8am to 6pm, then stop by.

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  • St Patrick's Cathedral

    New York City Favorites

    Take the train. it's $13 one-way or at least it was when i was there not so long ago. it's comfortable and runs at regular intervals. Also, a good hotel to stay in is the Madison Hotel on E27th street. it's cheap and cheerful and is in a great location. we stayed there last december and of all the times i've visited NYC, it has been the best hotel...

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  • Subway

    New York City Favorites

    Many subway stations in New York City are no longer used for their original purpose. and were closed long ago. However, some of them are architectural marvels that give a glimpse into the past of the city. One of them is the City Hall ghost station, which is probably the world's most beautiful former subway station. It has been closed to the public...

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  • Free Services

    New York City Favorites

    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...

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  • Fifth Avenue

    New York City Favorites

    I always think of Manhattan as mammoth and overwhelming, but if you look at the numbers, it’s not so big at all. The whole city is only 4 kilometers long, bounded by the Hudson River in the west, the East River in the east, the Harlem River in the north and New York Harbor in the south. The streets are laid out in a grid pattern designed almost 200...

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  • Chinatown

    New York City Favorites

    We got from NYC's Chinatown to the one in Flushing in something like 20 minutes, about half the time it would take on even the best train connection in town and this was at rush hour! They dropped us off and immediately we started wondering how we were going to find another one back to The City so kept ourselves constrained to the small sketchy...

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  • Brooklyn

    New York City Favorites

    One good thing about art is that it can be created to make seemingly ordinary things beautiful, and sometimes with little hassle. Picture 1: look how someone decorated this fence, on a construction site by South Seaport pier. Picture 2: this man is playing the violin on a beautiful day in Battery Park, hoping to get some bucks. He started playing...

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  • Flatiron Building

    New York City Favorites

    The Fuller Building or as it is better known, the Flatiron Building, is located in the borough of Manhattan, and was one of the tallest buildings in New York City upon its completion in 1902. The building sits on a triangular island block at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway, facing Madison Square. I was happy to see this building because of...

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  • Little Italy

    New York City Favorites

    The pictures on this tip are 3 funny things I found while walking around in The Big Apple. Picture 1: is a bunch of t-shirts for sale in Little Italy. What caught my attention was "I can only please 1 person each day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn't look good either" but on closer inspection, I found more things that are funny: - Good...

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  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

    New York City Favorites

    The Museum of Modern Art (or MoMA, as it's usually called) boasts the world's greatest collection of painting and sculpture from the late 19th century to the present, including everything from Monet's Water Lilies, Gogh's Starry Night, Picasso's early Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, and Warhol's Gold Marilyn Monroe, and many others.- I don´t like modern...

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