Of course, we all know Andy Warhol's Gold Marilyn Monroe where Marilyn's portrait seems to fade through the gold canvas (the painting was rendered a year after Marilyn's death).
To see the Warhol... more
Remember the Dewey Decimal System? The New York Public Library, New York’s most famous library (aka the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), which turned 100 in 2011, is situated in a grand Beaux-Arts... more
One of my favourite things that I did in New York was to take a tv and movie tour around the city. The company we went with, On Location Tours, offer a variety of themed tours (Sex & the City, The... more
“I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business.”
— Chester A. Arthur (1830-1886)
This monumental bronze of Chester Alan Arthur, 21st president of the United... more
We bought a ticket that lasted 48 hours with the New York Sightseeing company. Which covered all loops (all routes around the city) and also a night tour.
We did all of them over the two days - I... more
While staying in Westchester, we did a day trip to The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, a museum overlooking the Hudson built in the style of a medieval monastery. The building looks very authentic... more
Cruising New York might sound like something you should be doing at night looking for love in all the wrong places, doesn't it? I'm actually referring to the Circle Line Cruise tours around the island... more
This is Manhattan's oldest public building still in continual use. The church dates back to 1766, George Washington worshipped there (you can see his special pew) and the graveyard is full of very... more
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It’s difficult to explain why I decided that I needed to visit Coney Island, as it would scarcely feature on the ‘must see’ list for the vast majority of tourists to New York.
“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”
—Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
Active since 1976, Union Square Greenmarket is one of the treasures of New York City. Located on the... more
“Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide... more
New York is reknowned for it's theatre scene. Everyone's heard of Broadway, the Great White Way, though it's got a lot more colour than that. The bulk of the theatres are within a half dozen blocks or... more
An indoor exhibit ( extra fee, included on total experience ticket ) houses 800 assorted creatures from the large to the miniscule in environments stated to be jungle habitats and with temperatures to... more
I had to do it. I had to drag my wife from Greenwich Village over to the seedy Lower East Side to get to the corner of Ludlow and Rivington. That's the photograph historically captured on the Beastie... more
St John the Divine was the most ambitious American project to copy Europe, with centuries of delay, that I saw.
Millions spent, decades still lasting to finish, and a building out of its time. It's... more
Running across this jewel of a park was a happy accident. Bryant Park is right behind the New York Public Library (5th Avenue branch) and has had quite a history. A dedicated public space since 1686,... more
Home to New York City’s government since 1812, City Hall tours take in its cupola-topped marble hall, the governor’s room, as well as the spot where Abraham Lincoln’s coffin lay in state briefly in... more
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I’m no expert on U.S. politics, so I don’t know a huge amount about Eleanor Roosevelt – wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but I know enough to realise that she is a very divisive... more
Strawberry Fields is a section of Central Park dedicated in honor of John Lennon, across from his former home the Dakota Apartments (where he was murdered in 1980) at West Side between 71st and 74th... more
After years and years of just not making it to the Central Park Zoo and hearing great things about it, I finally went this summer. I have to say I was hugely disappointed. I'm not sure whether it was... more
“If slavery, limited as it yet is, now threatens to subvert the Constitution, how can we as wise and prudent statesmen, enlarge its boundaries and increase its influence, and thus increase already... more
Ahh, the Triangle Beneath Canal Street or more popularly called the TRIBECA. the district was formerly an area of industry with many industrial buildings but fell into hard times in the 60's and... more
“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
—Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
This bronze bust of Ludwig van Beethoven, located near Central Park’s Naumberg Bandshell, was... 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......