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Free Wi-Fi access in Downtown Manhattan
Favorite thing: If you travel with your lap top, then you can follow this link to find free wifi access in downtown area.
Just a few example locations are :
- City Hall Park
- South Street Seaport
- Winter Garden
- 60 Wall St Atrium
Clean casual reasonable price Lunch Deli
Favorite thing: As a slave for money in City Hall area for years, I found this Deli is the best in the area.
Clean, delicious food & reasonably price.
"Best of the Best Delicatessen" - Just like its name ...awesome.
Address is 11 Park Place, new york, NY 10007.
You can eat in or take out.
Nice Salad Bars & Paninis or sandwich grill.
Favorite thing: If you happen to be in the downtown area of City Hall, why not pay a visit to the newly restored grounds. It's a really nice place to sit on a bench and have your lunch and just watch the "movers & shakers" of Wall Street wiz you by.
For information and tours call 212-788-3000. Accesible by the following subway lines; N, R, 4, 5, 6 (to City Hall stop) A, C, J, M, Z, 1, 2, 3, 9 (to Chambers Street stop).
Fondest memory: Watching the world go by.
Favorite thing: A Beaux-Arts tall building which dates from 1886 - not quite high enough to qualify as a skyscraper, but indicative of a yearning to build higher and higher and bigger and safer. The architect, Norris G. Starkweather, clad the iron-frame structure in brilliant red terra-cotta.
38 Park Row
- Historical Travel
Favorite thing: The Municipal Building is a monument to the time when skyscrapers were new but their designed wanted them to seem old - or at least to seem as if they were continuing the traditions of older buildings and older ideas about the role of architecture in society. The architect, William Kendall, worked for the famous firm of McKim, Mead & White, and included many elements of "classical vocabulary" in this structure. I particularly like the "wedding-cake" columns and dome at the top - reminiscent of Christopher Wren.
Center Street at Chambers, overlooking City Hall Park.
- Historical Travel
Favorite thing: Lower Manhattan is full of noble classical architecture, and one of the finest buildings is the graceful City Hall, constructed between 1803 and 1812, and designed by Joseph Mangin and John McComb Jr. Francis Morrone, in his excellent guide to NYC Architecture, can't say enough in praise of this civic temple: "It expresses our founders' conception of the role of government in the American democracy better than any other building in the nation: resolute, but not overbearing. The grandiose Capitol in Washington D.C. does not even approach it in stating the nobler aspects of the American concept of Government."
It's a little sad to see it all fenced off, post 9/11, looking as beseiged as an American Embassy in Europe. I guess that says something, too.
- Historical Travel
The City Hall Park
Favorite thing: The City Hall Park is located across the street from the City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge (see my Brooklyn page). On the way to either the City Hall or the Brooklyn Bridge take a walk through this area.
City Hall Park Visitor Information Kiosk
Favorite thing: As the visitor gateway to Lower Manhattan, the new City Hall Park Visitor Information Kiosk will promote downtown tourism, with a multi-lingual staff distributing detailed visitor information including directions, attraction brochures, upcoming event listings, maps and more.
Southern tip of City Hall Park on the Broadway sidewalk at Park Row
Open Spring, Summer, and Fall,
seven days a week
The City Hall
Favorite thing: If viewing this building from outside is not enough get a group of 12 or more people and call (212) 788-6870 to arrange a guided tour.
The Woolworth Building
Favorite thing: The Woolworth Building was the highest building in town when it was built. This neo-Gothic Flemish finds its inspiration in the architectural style of the Flemish Medieval belfrys.
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