United States
Greeley Square

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.

57 travelers at this place

  • Day13

    Last day in NYC

    May 11, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Our last day in NYC!!!!
    Started off with a walk to Madison Square Garden Arena for a behind the scenes tour. We didn’t really know what we would get to see initially but it was soooo good! Our tour guide was awesome, we got to see some cool stuff and the arena itself is pretty damn impressive.
    They have a lot of memorabilia all around the stadium - boxing, basketball, ice hockey - from famous games and events they’ve held! They also have a timeline of pictures running around one of the levels of big events that have happened on each day of the year, over the years!
    We got to go into the Lexus Suites and sit on the comfy seats and see how the rich people do it.....maybe one day!
    Off to the Bridge Level which is were the all the media people sit during the games and it was pretty awesome! Great views. There are tables along the front, each equipped with a screen, headphones and charging station. We got to do a virtual reality thing - as if we were attending a basketball game, ice hockey game and billy Joel concert which was fun! Billy Joel comes every month to do a show and always sells out!
    We then got to check out the view form the arena floor. Whilst we were there, there was a group of people trying the break the world record for something associated with foam rolling 🤔
    Next were the dressing rooms and they’re pretty damn fancy.

    Shake Shack for lunch for some awesome burgers

    And then off to the Intrepid museum which had a war ship and aircraft and that was cool to see. They also had some interactive stuff so we played along with the little kids 😂

    We watched Means Girls the musical - it was okay. They made it more modern which was good but it wasn’t as good as the other two shows we had seen. Off to the retro nightclub for some dancing which ended with a walk home in the rain ☔️
    Read more

  • Day6

    New York!

    November 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Caught the train from Boston to NYC (hightlight was our giant cinnamon scrolls - we were the envy of the entire carriage). We arrived late afternoon and headed to Madison Square Garden (across the road from our hotel) for an NBL game - NY Knicks vs Indiana Pacers. Knicks came from behind to win 108-101! Very exciting 🏀 Apparently I am a mad sports fan now! Lauren would be proud.Read more

    Dan Brown

    That looks pretty delicious. No Pmax?

    11/5/17Reply
    Dan Brown

    Hahaha

    11/5/17Reply
    Dan Brown

    What does that chick have behind you?

    11/5/17Reply
    7 more comments
     
  • Day7

    Looking for Liz Lemon

    November 6, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    New York day 2 included 30 Rock (Tina Fey must have been at lunch), Radio City, the Guggenheim, and the Empire State Building at night. We went up at around 9pm and it was amazing. Despite a rainy cloudy day, it was so clear up there but absolutely freezing!Read more

  • Day143

    Empire State Building

    November 7, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

    Our Hotel- Hotel Pennsylvania, is opposite Penn Station & Madison Square Garden. Also just around the corner from the Empire State Building- we decided to go to the top last night- freezing cold but amazing views of the lights of Manhattan.Read more

  • Day11

    The last day...

    December 14, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 -3 °C

    Ein Paar Stunden blieben mir noch in dieser Stadt, bevor heute Abend mein Flieger Richtung Heimat geht. Heute Morgen wollte ich in den Highline Park. Eine alte Hochbahntrasse, die zum Park umgestaltet wurde. Im Sommer ganz toll, ich wollte mir das ganze mal verschneit ansehen, mit nicht so vielen Menschen. Und es gibt dort links und rechts davon tolle Streetart. Über Nacht hat es wieder geschneit, das war leider auch für die Stadt NY ein Grund den Park zu schließen, komplett, alle Aufgänge zu, auf Grund von Eis und Schnee.
    Da ich noch kein Frühstück hatte, war ich noch mal im Chelsea Market und bin dann ein wenig durch Greenwich Village gebummelt, Künstler- und Szeneviertel in Manhattan und man kann dort auch nett wohnen. Bevor ich mein Gepäck am Nachmittag aus dem Hotel abgeholt habe, habe ich noch einen Spaziergang zum Flatiron Building gemacht. Wenn du in einer seitlichen Perspektive dazu stehst, sieht es aus, als wäre es nur eine große Mauer. An der schmalsten Stelle ist es nur zwei Meter breit. Auf dem Rückweg bin ich doch tatsächlich im prüden Amerika über ein Sexmuseum gestolpert. Leider hatte ich dafür keine Zeit mehr... ich muss also wiederkommen.😉
    Dem Shoppingwahn wäre ich auch noch fast verfallen. Bath& Body Works, so tolle Pflegeprodukte für den Luxuskörper...ich habe echt kurz überlegt, meinen Rucksack einzuchecken, da im Handgepäck nur maximal 1Liter Flüssigkeit sein dürfen. Hab mich aber beherrschen können und nur knapp 500ml Flüssigkeiten geordert.
    Ist alles durch den Sicherheitscheck gekommen.
    Read more

    Jana Keilholz

    ...echt toll fotografiert und berichtet, es ist aber auch schön, dass du bald wieder bei uns bist 💕

    12/15/17Reply
     
  • Day141

    New York, New York

    November 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    We have arrived in the Big Apple 🍎 . First activity- went to the Basketball at Madison Square Garden to watch the New York Knicks play and win against the Indiana Pacers.

    Juliane Blackwell

    Must have been a tiring game for you

    11/6/17Reply
     
  • Day103

    NEW YORK CITY, USA

    July 11, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    USA!!! ❤️ Taking a bite of the Big Apple. Thanks to the London time difference we have been up at 4am- and it's kind of nice to be out and about before The City That Never Sleeps wakes up. Staying in Manhattan. Doing the usual tourist stuff: Staten Island Ferry to view the Statue of Liberty, saw the 9/11 Memorial (actually quite sobering), walked through Times Square, played in Central Park (aptly dubbed the NY Tree Museum by Buz), took a cab, took the subway, and getting in a good amount of steps on the Fitbit. Still so much to tick off the list! Leonard Cohen songs running through my head, and Buz has been playing Sinatra. Oh, and how could I forget: American shopping! 😁. After wearing the same clothes for 4 months it is a real treat to not only get new clothes, but to find pants that fit a vertically challenged person with an American butt! Even Buz, Zach, & Jesse found some new duds and I was a lucky lady to be surrounded by such handsome men at the deli last night!

    TUESDAY
    NYC was fun! I love big cities: interesting people watching and an endless to-do list. The boys prefer the country- something about dirty streets, weird smells, second-hand smoke, and crowds with many 'interesting' people. Still, we all enjoyed ourselves. We ticked a lot of the boxes in addition to those already mentioned- walking over Brooklyn Bridge, Museum of Natural History, Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, Grand Central Station... and of course we watched France win the World Cup. Highlight was the Museum of Natural History- wow! Dinosaur bones, African animal exhibit, so many hands-on science experiments and a cool movie about the Big Bang Theory.
    Read more

  • Day4

    From Brooklyn to Boston

    July 2, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    1st train journey down, 4 more to go in our #jkrailing adventures across the USA. This first journey took us from New York Pennsylvania Station to Boston Back Bay on the North East Regional line. It took almost exactly 4 hours and was really beautiful especially as we were travelling in 'golden hour'. As I can only post one video and no pictures per 'footprint' I wanted to share our farewell to the NYC skyline.Read more

  • Day17

    Day 17, New York - Disembakation Day

    September 17, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    So today was the day we had to leave our floating luxury hotel after 15 fantastic days. It's been amazing. So we decided to be up early this morning to see us sail in to New York, alarm was set for 4.45am 😴 😴 It was still dark and still foggy but a lot warmer and well worth doing. We sailed right up by the Statue of Liberty, past Manhattan before finally docking on our berth in Brooklyn. The waters were as calm as anything. At 5am the decks were full of people doing the same thing.

    All the restaurants and buffets were open extra early this morning as they want the ship empty by 11am. As we were up and about early we decided one last meal downstairs in the restaurant rather than the buffet. It's great to be served and to say goodbye to some of the waiters we've got to know. A final cup of tea and a couple of Lemon Danish pastries at the back of the ship overlooking Brooklyn Bridge to the right and Manhattan to left, before picking our carry on luggage up and heading for Club Fusion to disembark 🙁.

    Once off the ship we were greeted with US immigration, always a pleasure (NOT) but to be fair it was quite painless this morning. By 9.30am we were in a taxi to our hotel, The Marriott in Chelsea, Manhattan. It's quite nice and extremely central, just 5 minutes to the Empire State Building and about a 20 minute walk to Times Square. Our trip took us over the Brooklyn Bridge and up through downtown Manhattan. Traffic was horrendous due to the UN Conference taking place all this week. We've just seen on the news that Donald has arrived Safely at Trump Towers !!

    As our room wasn't ready, we left our luggage with the concierge service and set of in to town, heading for Times Square. We stopped of at Macy's for some lunch along the way. The weather was very warm but very cloudy. We've done little more but walk around all day, 10 miles according to Fitbit. We had tea in Grand Central Station and had a wander in to The Grand Hyatt where we stayed last time.

    It's 9pm here now, still 24 degrees and we're just back at the hotel totally knackered. Although it was the last day on the ship, we've still got a couple of days here to enjoy, and it's a lot warmer - have I mentioned the weather at all over the last couple of weeks?

    So that's it from us tonight, more tomorrow.
    Read more

  • Day6

    MANHATTAN

    March 26, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    So this morning we got ourselves organized and the bags fit into the car!! Craig drove brilliantly again and the trip down seemed easier than the arrival drive. Once we got to Manhattan it was very busy but we did manage to get petrol, drop everyone off at the hotel and then drop off the car. The walk back was exciting and our Cambria Suites hotel is very central and all around us are pretty flower shops. It has turned out to be a lovely, sunny day but also very cool in the shade. We met for coffee/lunch and the Market Crate Café and then set off to find the New York pass place. Turns out the VR place is no longer valid so we walked on up to Times Square which was very exciting. We eventually found the spot near to the M&M Centre. Also purchased some caps – I had to get a child size and a cute one for William ☺ Macy’s was gorgeous with the flower display/show on currently.
    After a rest at home, which was very much needed, we walked out tonight and once again had a look at the Flat Iron building – very nice! We had a nice meal at the Belgian Beer Bar but my lemon chicken had no lemon in it!! Fun times with the family! We went up to Times square again – very bright to see lights at night time!
    Read more

    Josy Rinaldi

    Thanks Lina ❤️

    3/27/18Reply
     

You might also know this place by the following names:

Greeley Square