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    New York city in feburary

    by mbachakam Written Aug 23, 2011

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    During February it is Cold, wet and may be snowfall there. Temperature remains between 10-40 degrees Fahrenheit, but it's usually between 25-35. You can face a chill wind, it can get below zero. Wait during snowfall. You can enjoy a lot.

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    The Niagara River

    by traveldave Updated Nov 5, 2010

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    The Niagara River flows north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. The 35-mile (56-kilometer) river forms part of the international border between the American state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario. The river has cut a gorge through the Niagara Escarpment, creating Niagara Falls. The total drop in elevation between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario amounts to 325 feet (99 kilometers), and as the river approaches Niagara Falls, impressive rapids begin to form.

    Upriver from the falls, two hydroelectric plants (one on the American side and the other on the Canadian side) take advantage of the power generated by the rapids and syphon off a substantial part of the river's water to turn their turbines. This has actually decreased erosion at the falls. In the early 1900s, the falls eroded by as much as three feet (one meter) per year. Nowadays, the erosion is down to one foot (30 centimeters) per year.

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    Niagara Falls

    by traveldave Updated Oct 28, 2010

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    I was not sure whether to include Niagara Falls under "Things to Do" or "Tourist Traps." The falls are certainly one of the most awesome natural sights in North America, and something that all visitors to the Buffalo or Toronto areas should see. However, the area surrounding the falls is one big tourist trap. There are many attractions and activities that I consider tacky for an otherwise beautiful area, such as high-rise hotels, casinos, and so called family-oriented attractions such as wax museums, theme restaurants, and places of that sort.

    Niagara Falls straddles the international border between the United States and Canada. Half is in the American state of New York, and the other half is in the Canadian province of Ontario. Niagara Falls actually consists of two sets of falls: the American Falls on the American side, and the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side. Both sets of falls are separated by Goat Island, which is American territory. The much smaller Bridal Veil Falls is also on the American side, and is separated from the main falls by Luna Island.

    About 4,000,000 cubic feet (113,267,000 cubic meters) of water cascades over the rim of the falls every minute, on average. The 164-foot-high (50-meter-high) American Falls is nowhere near as impressive as Canada's Horseshoe Falls. It is only 98 feet (30 meters) wide, compared to the Horseshoe Falls, which is 2,625 feet (800 meters) wide.

    Niagara Falls was formed about 10,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. As the glaciers retreated, escaping water from the newly formed Greak Lakes, specifically Lake Erie, carved a canyon through the Niagara Escarpment, thus creating the falls.

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    Grand Central Station

    by g0ldteeth Written Aug 13, 2007

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    It's free to get in here, and it's a nice spot to people watch. The ceiling has paintings of all the star signs, and the architecture is just beautiful. You can sit in here and catch your breath, or enjoy some of the best cheesecake at Junior's.

    Unique Suggestions: Junior's. It's by track 26? I think.

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    Watch the vampires*

    by gcmm Written Mar 21, 2004

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    Around Niagra there are many exhibits, draculars castle,alien attack and others. These are really poor attempts at , well some thing.
    Trust me they are not worth the money...
    Some of these will come and go, so just look at what it looks like and no what your getting into....

    Unique Suggestions: Just no if you do go into some of these don't expect much..

    Younger children may get scared and feel they were cool but there not great.

    Ripleys is o.k and some of the others that are more well known..

    Fun Alternatives: Go to Ripleys, Hard rock cafe, planet hollywood, the herseys store and things of that nature...

    Not really
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    All those signs...

    by tompt Updated Nov 10, 2002

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    Try some speedreading because sometimes there are so many signs you really can't read them all. And it is possible you park in the wrong spot.

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