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  • Day63

    Empire State Building, New-York, USA

    August 17, 2017 in the United States

    Hier nous sommes allés à l'Empire State Building. Grâce à nos city pass, nous avons sauté 30 minutes de queue. En haut nous avons eu une vue magnifique sur toute la ville. Sur la plateforme du dessus, nous pouvions entrer dans une pièce dans laquelle il y avait des lumières au plafond qui nous suivaient : c'était grave cool. 


  • Day2

    Our first day in The Big Apple

    July 8 in the United States

    We walked around the 80th floor for ages looking at all the buildings and getting our bearings. Then we took an elevator to the 86th floor where there was an open air viewing platform. The view from up there was even better. Then we took another elevator to the 102nd floor and the view from up there was even better! We could see for miles as it was a clear day.

    One of the guides told me that they have an annual competition to see who can run up the stairs to the 80th floor the fastest. The record is just over 9 minutes!

    Next we chose to go for a walk around that part of Manhattan. We visited a park which reminded us of Wellington and San Francisco. It was warm but not too hot. We took a taxi to the Flatiron Building which is at the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue. It was the tallest building in the world when it was built -20 stories high.

    We found a Lego shop (I think Poppy just quivers when she's near Lego) and spent a bit of time (and a lot of money) in there. Statue of Liberty in Lego anyone?

    By now it was lunchtime so we found a place selling New York pizza and we all had a slice for lunch. Andrew took us to an Italian food market to see all the produce. It was amazing and smelled delicious.

    On our way back to the car, we stopped to see Grand Central Station. It was such a beautiful building. We took lots of photos and had a go in the whispering gallery. It was quite busy although Andrew said it was dead quiet!

    By now we were starting to fade (we had been awake nearly 40 hours) so Andrew brought us to the hotel in New Jersey where we are staying. We had a long nap and freshened up before going out for dinner.

    Andrew took us for a drive around the neighbourhood to show us his old home and the houses. He said the houses range in value from $300K to $25Million! We quite liked the $25 million places and could happily live in those houses.

    We went to a Buffalo Wings place for dinner. It was a large sports bar with heaps of tv screens around the room. The wings were delicious although they were a bit spicy.

    It's now quite late and we need to get some sleep as we have a big day in town tomorrow.

    I'm going to try and attach some photos

    1 -Floor 80 of the Empire State
    2 - Grand Central Station
    3 - Empire State Building - ground floor
    4 - Outside Grand Central Station
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  • Day42

    Day 42 - Let's Go Rangers!

    October 19, 2016 in the United States

    The freakishly hot weather continued today with temperatures approaching twenty seven degrees. After some life admin in the morning involving washing and such things we headed out for some brunch.

    There was one TV location that I was keen to see here eventhough it is simply the exterior of a diner. The exterior of Tom's Diner was used as the establishing shot for all those Seinfeld diner scenes. The interior also influenced how the set was created and that was obvious once inside. The food itself was wholesome and particularly cheap. A good detour.

    The rest of the afternoon was spent walking around Fifth Avenue and the surrounding area doing a little bit of shopping and a lot of window shopping.

    The evening was fast approaching and it was time for the day's main event, ice hockey at Madison Square Garden. I really wanted to see ice hockey and Alice really wanted to see something at Madison Square Garden. An ideal event. We had a quick look in the gift shop, got hotdogs, grabbed a box of popcorn and with a spare hand held a drink. Now we were ready. The New York Rangers were playing the Detroit Red Wings and the crowd appeared particularly passionate at this event, compared with the other sporting events we have been to. Not sure if this is an ice hockey or New York thing, or a combination of the two. The people around us were also incredibly friendly and when the couple next to us heard that we from another country and travelling they were keen to talk. We talked about many things and as the game began they were as keen to explain the rules as I was to listen. The game started at a frenetic pace and the Rangers scored within two minutes. The Rangers completely dominated and then continually spurned opportunity after opportunity. It was exciting to watch but also predictable when the Red Wings slowly worked their way back into the game and scored the few chances they had. It ended 2-1 to the Red Wings and the home fans weren't best pleased. A fun night despite the score. There's always the next game... let's go rangers!

    Song of the Day:
    Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (actually named after the same diner we went to)
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  • Day7

    Views and Stews

    July 7 in the United States

    Everyone takes one elevator to get to the 80th floor where there is an exhibit about the building. Then you board another elevator to get to the 86th floor to see the views!

    It was quite cool and windy at the top, so I think that deterred a number of tourists from hanging around too long. We enjoyed taking our time to see New York, which you could see most of because it was a clear evening. Evan liked stoping at the lookouts and looking through all of them. Eventually, we decided to head back down, but this time we walked the six flights instead of waiting for the elevator. We checked out the gift shop and a Evan bought a NYC Taxi pen and then we took the elevator to the ground level.

    The restaurant we had reservations for wasn’t too far away, so we walked over to Her Name is Han. We were able to get our table right away, which was great because there appeared to be a lot of people waiting outside. The menu was lengthy, but it had pictures of most dishes. This was helpful because we aren’t especially well versed in Korean food.

    We decided to order pork dumplings, potato croquettes, bulgogi, and a soup that had noodles, mussels, clams, rice dumplings, hard boiled eggs, shrimp, and a spicy fish broth. Evan loved the bulgogi! I’m sure he’d have eaten it all if we’d let him. The soup was moderately spicy (enough to make your nose run a little) and so delicious! They served our meal with a variety of accompaniments as well (kimchi, pickled vegetables, etc.). There were so many dishes we wanted to try, so it’s too bad we can’t go back soon!

    After our meal, we walked to Times Square. It was bananas! I guess seeing that it was Saturday night and a nice night at that, everyone was out! As we got closer to the square, the crowd just got thicker and thicker! We all had to stay close while checking out all the action. Next, we made our way to Rockefeller Center. It wasn’t quite as busy so we spent some time looking around and viewing the art installations that’s currently there.

    By this time we were exhausted, so we took the M3 bus back to Harlem and called it a night around midnight.
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  • Day3

    Uptown TV en Movie sites tour

    May 16, 2015 in the United States

    's middags zijn we weer richting Uptown gegaan voor een rondrit met de bus. Deze bus reed ons langs verschillende locaties waar opnames zijn gemaakt en liet ons op het tv scherm ook de betreffende fragmenten zien. Deze tour viel een beetje tegen, daarom geen foto's gemaakt. Om toch wat foto's bij dit item te hebben dan maar wat andere foto's die zo uit een film hadden kunnen komen. Op de deur van de wc is trouwens te zien dat je geen pistool mee naar de wc mag nemen.Read more

  • Day3

    Heart of New York

    September 11, 2016 in the United States

    U-Bahn fahren ist echt nicht so einfach in New York. Wir saßen augenscheinlich in der falschen Bahn und sind dann auch noch zu weit gefahren. Sind dann zu Fuß zum Empire State Building weiter, haben aber leider nicht das geplante Date mit dem Sonnenuntergang geschafft. Schön war es trotzdem! Wir haben uns anschauen können, wie die Dunkelheit die Überhand gewinnt, sich die Stadt dann aber mit ihren abermillionen Lichtern die Nacht zurück erobert. Atemberaubend!

    Atemberaubend ist im Übrigen auch die Hitze! Es sind schwüle 30 Grad, aber im Untergrund ist es wie im Backofen!
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  • Day4

    Die Stadt erkunden - mit Citibike

    August 27, 2016 in the United States

    Die Fahrräder stehen überall. Und man zahlt pro Tag eine Pauschale, und dann nach 30 min. Je genutzter Zeit. Aber es ist super praktisch. Mal schnell wo hin. Fahrrad abgeben, mit der Metro weiter und dort ein anderes Rad....

  • Day50

    New York Sighteseeing

    October 19, 2016 in the United States

    Heute morgen wachte ich bereits um 7 Uhr morgen in meinem Hostel in Brooklyn (Moore Hostel NY) auf. Nach einen kurzen Frühstück machte ich mich dann mit der S/U-Bahn in Richtung Empire State Building auf. Das Empire State Building war lange Zeit das höchste Gebäude der Welt und wurde letzten Endes vom World Trade Center überholt. Anschließend ging ich zu Fuß zum Times Square. Die Menschenmassen, sowie die ganze bunte Werbung, welche auf den zahllosen riesen Bildschirm zu sehen ist, war ein wenig überwältigend. Darauf lief ich zum Central Park, der riesige Park in der Mitte von Manhatten. Dort aß ich dann einen Hünchenkebab und oas ein wenig. Im Anschluss daran erkundete ich den Central Park noch ein wenig. Eine der schönsten Ecke im Central Park sind die Strawberry Fields, benannt nach dem Beatles Song, und von Yoko Ono nach dem Tod John Lennnons dort eingerichtet. Auf dem Weg zurück ins Hostel, schaute ich noch bei der Brooklyn Bridgd vorbei, von dort konnte man die Skyline New Yorks, sowie die Freiheitsstatue sehen. Zurück im. Hostel wusch ich dann noch meine schmutzige Wäsche, aß eine Kleinigkeit und ging schlafen.Read more

  • Day6

    the Empire State Building

    August 29, 2016 in the United States

    Das Observation deck hier ist toll, da man im Freien ist und den Wind und die Sonne spürt. Und man kann bessere Bilder machen....

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