Being from South Africa, I had often heard how everything in the USA is bigger than I.ve seen before. Well, that's quite true. All the usual tourist attractions are a must - The Empire State Building, Central Park, The guggenheim Museum, Statue of Liberty - these are all musts when in the Big Apple!
Fondest memory: I have alway heard that New Yorkers are very unfriendly but, one on a train, we climbed out at a station underground and had no idea what direction to take. Half way up the stairs to ground level we met a man and asked him for some information. He not only gave the info freely but retraced his steps to the top of the stairs and set us firmly on our way! I always relate this story to as many people as I can so that I can change their perception of New Yorkers!
I think one of the best thing one can do while in NY is to do all those 'touristic must' I usually avoid. I mean climb up the empire, the statue of liberty.... and don't forget ellis island. when I visited it the museum was newly open. really interesting!
Fondest memory: Last time I was in NY was not a good period... Manhattan was full of homeless, most of them not by choice or thru any fault of their own... most had been fired because of the crisis. .... In that world of disperation I saw some genius.... I didn't take any pics out of respect, but I still remember the king of genius: It was very cold and he was on a corner of the fifth ave, near central park, covered with newspaper and every kind of stuff you can imagine... You could only see his eyes. his eyes and a sign:
Museum of the fifth avenue
contribution for restoration welcome
There are so many sights to see!, just being in New York is a great feeling. I love to just people watch and soak up the atmosphere.
Fondest memory: Walkin around, chillin out, takin in the atmosphere. Drinking at the hostel, doing the 'tourist trail'(statue of liberty,empire state building,central park....etc).
Picture : Manhattan skyline
visit the Statue of Liberty and the Metropo;itan Opera House. Lunch at the Tavern on the Green in the Village is a must, too!
Fondest memory: I love the hustle and bustle of shopping at the big stores in downtown Manhattan, especially at Christmas time.
Favorite thing: On the foodpaths you will find dates with things that happened in the US history. In the picture you will see that 28 October 1886 was dedicated to the Statue of Liberty.
Favorite thing: From Brooklyn Bridge - I love this view of the harbour. If you look closely, the Statue of Liberty can be seen in the distance.
The Statue of Liberty. What the Old Girl Has seen over the Years. September 11, 2001 will be the Worse She Has seen. Lets try to Remember all the Good She Has seen.
Peace on Earth To All.
Favorite thing: Take the Ellis Island ferry for FREE and get a great view of the Statue of Liberty and a break for about 45 minutes or so.
See as much as you can in Manhattan by foot.
Fondest memory: Walking from The Statue of Liberty to Central Park and taking in all the sights, sounds and flavors of the various neighborhoods.
Fondest memory: Dennis has already been in New York once and he left his heart there. Now we are going to go back and collect his heart again (or maybe I'm going to loose mine, ha ha).
Go to Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty.
Fondest memory: Visiting after Christmas and still being able to see all the decorations for the holidays as well as going ice skating at Rockefeller Center.