I am a great fan of musicals and of course New York is where you find the world's best (or is it London?). While major productions are fantastic and are great entertainment, other less known musicals... more
In the marvelous town, where each building is more beautiful, than the previous one, Wall street, is mainly the feeling of being in the world's financial center. But in my last visit, the dominating... more
A public park at the center of Manhattan, CENTRAL PARK sits on 843 acres of city-owned land and is the most visited urban park in the U.S. with approximately 35 million visitors annually.
It is 2.5... more
The Empire State Building is probably one of the two most iconic symbols of New York City, the Statue of Liberty being the other one. It was opened in 1931 and now has its own zip code. The style is... more
The Chinatown in Manhattan is actually not the only one in New York City - there are two others in Brooklyn and Queens. The one in Manhattan, with a population of about 90,000-100,000 is one of the... more
Built by the Rockefeller Family, ROCKEFELLER CENTER is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets. Radio City Music Hall and the GE Building, the centerpiece... more
Berthed on the South Street Seaport are historical ships that range from a little tugboat, the W.O. Decker to the four-masted Peking and my favorite, the blazing red-colored light ship Ambrose (see... more
The just-over-a-mile walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is something you MUST do while in New York City.
The views of downtown Manhattan are amazing - some of the best in the city, I think! - plus the... more
Saturday, May 4, 2013
As part of our Bus Tour to New York City, our group went on a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. To me, the highlight was seeing the STATUE OF LIBERTY for the first time. The boat... more
As the main starting point to Liberty Island, this park acts as a large meeting point, with several hundred people lining to the boats, and artists and sellers using the people's availability to make... more
“Whenever I leave Manhattan, I get the bends!”
— Ed Koch (1924-2013, mayor of the City of New York 1978-1989)
Fourth Street, although a numbered street, does not fall into Manhattan’s rigid street... more
One of the best sites in all the United States and maybe the world is the Statue of Liberty (thank you France)... known to us American's as Lady Liberty .... but getting tickets to the ferry to see it... more
“Damn the Torpedoes!”
— Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870) at the Civil War’s Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864
This monument to David Glasgow Farragut, an admiral in the U.S. Civil War and the... more
Many of us who have watched movies and TV series have seen these ladders, or similar around New York. There were a TV serie "Tales from Soho" and of episode was named according to the ladders (The... more
The Met has an extensive collection of Native American art and culture - something which you don't typically come across other museums in other parts of the world.
These works provide a good glimpse... more
...or more like it, a slice of little southern Italy, as the first Italian settlers in this area were from Italy's southern regions.
The area beams with the smells, flavors and colors of Italy with... more
The 9/11 Memorial opened on the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. It consists of two pools where the towers stood. The 9/11 attacks killed 2,977 people from over 90 nations. The oldest was... more
Arguably, NYC could be considered as the capital of this planet, taking into account the fact that the United Nations is headquartered here. I really didn't plan to visit the UN, but I just kind of... more
We were walking down 42nd street looking for the Grand Central Station and was in awe when we found it. It seems so strange to be sitting a mixed the tall skyscrapers. A diamond in the rouge!! It is... more
This is my favourite building in the whole of New York. I love the top of it. It's art deco style (which I think is the attraction for me) and when the sun catches it, it sparkles like diamonds!!
St. Patrick's cathedral in New York City is in the heart of Manhattan on Fifth Avenue. Currently (2013) the entire outside of the cathedral is covered in scaffolding and quite a lot of the interior... more
For some reason, when i looked on the Guggenheim website, I was under the impression there was a more or less equal mix of modern and more classic style art. We went on a rainy day and the place was... more
This is the largest and best natural history museum the I've ever seen. The exhibits, which seem to be endless, cover biology, geology, astronomy, archeology, and much more. You'll need a full day to... more
As usual, wherever I start out in New York City, I do not have the time nor money to do everything that I would like to do. The week before Christmas of 2009, I went to New York to meet a VT friend... more
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Part of our New York City Tour included a visit to the TOP OF THE ROCK OBSERVATION DECK which offers breathtaking panoramic views of New York City.
When you enter the front... more
So much to do in the city that never sleeps! Few spots in the world are as easily traversed and filled with the variety of neighborhoods that exist in Manhattan. While the city can be daunting, a...
So much to do in the city that never sleeps! Few spots in the world are as easily traversed and filled with the variety of neighborhoods that exist in Manhattan. While the city can be daunting, a plan of action is a must – visit Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, but don’t forget to stroll and experience some of the city’s fascinating neighborhoods, like the former tenement area of the Lower East Side, New York City, or walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City. Brunch is a competitive sport in NYC, so prepare yourself for lines but some of the best food of your life – the East Village is a hot spot for new restaurants. For dinner, a popular choice is dim sum in Chinatown, located south of Canal Street on either side of Bowery.
What do you say about the greatest town in the world? Just like the show business theres no place like it. No place I know.
Most of my experiences in this city are an extension of the explorer in......
"I LOVE NEW YORK” is the oldest one in the book, conventional wisdom in all caps. And yet, it still somehow retains its potency, and why is that? Because only a fool would think otherwise. Consider......
New York City has to be the world's greatest, coolest, craziest and certainly most tempting city. On top of that it's the most diverse ethnic/cultural melting pot imaginable. NYC has everything for......