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  • Day23

    New York

    January 26 in the United States

    We had a great day today! We started with breakfast at a little cafe off Times Square and it was delicious we will definitely be going back there tomorrow morning 😊
    We headed towards the famous Masy's for a look around and it was very overwhelming it was like David Jones on steroids 😂 we had a bit of a shop and look around the streets before we headed back to drop off our goodies and head to Central Park!
    The whole lake at Central Park was completely frozen over, we walked through to the Metropolitan museum of art and got a photo on the Met steps like off the TV show Gossip girl! We explored the museum until Toby got bored of it 😂 then headed back through the park to the subway to head to the Australian bar. When we got there they had no tables left for us and it was $10 a head just to go in for a drink and it was only 5:30pm what the hell!!! So we didn't go there even though we tried to be a bit patriotic. We headed to 9th st because the guide the other day said the food in that street was always very good, we ended up getting Thai for dinner and it was lovely. We headed back to our room after dinner getting a cheesecake on the way back and packed our bags up to see if everything would fit ready to fly to Hawaii tomorrow 💫
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  • Day4

    Bustour Sightseeing

    November 30, 2016 in the United States

    Auch heute ging's zeitig los, schon um acht waren wir am Times Square. Das NY, das man auch dem Fernsehen und Silvester kennt... Werden wir uns auch sicher noch bei Nacht ansehen!

    Wir nutzten den Slot ohne Regen mit einer Tour über fast 3 Std auf einer der geführten Bustouren durch Manhattan.

    Überall Wolkenkratzer, ich hanns im Nagge jetzt ;)

  • Day9

    Harbour Lights Tour

    May 18, 2017 in the United States

    Zur Entspannung haben wir um 19 Uhr eine 2stündige Bootstour über den Hudson, zur Freiheitsstatue, unter der Brooklyn und der Manhattan Bridge hindurch über den East River zurück zur Pier auf der Westseite Manhattans unternommen. Die schiere Größe der Insel und die Länge der sich ewig bis zum Horizont hinziehenden Wolkenkratzer und Straßenschluchten ist von der Seeseite schon sehr beeindruckend.
    Das Ganze bei Dämmerung und letztem Sonnenlicht, welches sich in den Fenstern der Wolkenkratzer brach und diese zum Funkeln brachte.
    Im obersten 100-Mio-Stockwerk des vorhin erwähnten höchsten Wohnhauses der Stadt und der USA brannte übrigens kein Lämplein. Zappenduster. Entweder war das Geld für die Beleuchtung nach dem Wohnungskauf alle oder der Herr Milliardär war wohl schlicht und ergreifend nicht zu Hause... Man weiß es nicht.
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  • Day37

    New York City

    September 19, 2014 in the United States

    Did a practice run to Penn Station to see how long it takes, in preparation for Monday. Once we get there we find the "Red Caps" and get them to look after the luggage and make sure we make it onto the train. After regrouping we walkd across town from 8th Ave to 5th Ave ( they're wide blocks) and uptown along 5th from 42nd St to 59th St (not so wide blocks) to Central Park. The wind was cold in the 5th Ave canyon!! Passed all the enormous flagship stores -
    It has a pretty impersonal feel to it because the buildings are all so high. Got to the Park about lunchtime and made our way to Tavern on the Green for lunch. It's an old building that's just reopened after extensive renovations and was a nice place to eat. We gradually made our way to parts of the Park we hadn't seen before but we still didn't get to all of it - missed Belvedere Castle. It is absolutely enormous and almost impossible to see it all in a day. The paths meander all over the place in all directions and a map is useless! We even saw a cardinal but didn't get a chance to take a photo before he hopped away. Squirrels were everywhere and we came across one that let us get very close while he munched away. The most popular dog in Central Park today was the golden retriever - there were lots all over the park. On our way out we passed the Zoo - we'd never even come close to it on previous visits! Walked back along 6th Ave and as it was about 5 p.m. the traffic was chaos. Everyone wanted to cross intersections quickly so vehicles were halfway across on red lights - in all directions - and horns were honking furiously. At one intersection one car's horn just honked continuously. We really admire the drivers and don't know how they drive here. To date we have not seen one accident anywhere. The only sound that rises above the car horns is a police vehicle horn, which is a very short sharp noise. Had dinner at Don Giovanni, a small Italian restaurant a few blocks away. The food was lovely and the service outstanding. One of the best things about this city is the accessibility of everything at all hours. We didn't book for Matilda the Musical or for the restaurant tonight but had no trouble getting into either and both ended up being pretty full.
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  • Day34

    New York City

    September 16, 2014 in the United States

    We had planned to spend the day at the Metropolitan Museum and Central Park but it started to pour after breakfast and continued to rain until noon (which is precisely the time they predicted it would stop!) so we had to rethink our plans. We decided to go to Macy's to get out of the rain and had to buy an umbrella along the way! Spent a couple of hours looking around stores in the area. After a yummy lunch of soup at Dean and Deluca we bought a seven day Metro Card and caught the subway to Uptown and the Metropolitan. After catching the wrong train we managed to get off and get on the correct one and spent a few hours at the Met. I was REALLY disappointed to find that the Costume Gallery was closed AGAIN. It was closed last time we went to the museum too and all the other special exhibits I was interested in hadn't started yet. A very frustrating afternoon was spent at the Met but there was still so much to see that one shouldn't complain. It seemed there had been some big changes to the building there but it could also be our imagination! It is a truly awesome museum and one of the best we've ever visited. We returned to the hotel for the Social - free food and drinks every Tues, Wed & Thursday night. Met an English couple who gave us some tips about places to go and things to see so hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow. Went for a walk to Times Square after eating at the social. This city is like one on steroids - we've seen some fascinating sights and interesting people we're unlikely to experience anywhere else!! Somehow life seems cheap as you walk along and heaven knows how people drive in this city. We can't get over the traffic and how they weave in and out - goodness knows how much car insurance costs here! Haven't seen one accident yet though!
    The third photo is INSIDE the Metropolitan and is the entryway into
    the American Wing. It was absolutely stunning, with beuatiful lamp-posts but I couldnt fit them in.
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  • Day35

    New York City

    September 17, 2014 in the United States

    Caught the subway to World Trade Centre to go to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial this morning. Watched a short movie that had some different footage of the spread of the smoke and debris from the attacks and it really emphasised the horror people must have felt at the time. We spent about three hours there. It's a very respectful museum that covers every aspect of before, during and after the attacks. Some of it is quite emotional and confronting and by the end of it I felt I couldn't take any more. They have preserved many pieces of the original structure, many, many artefacts/personal effects and several emergency vehicles and all with great respect and acknowledgement as only Americans know how. Some of the most confronting exhibits were the recordings of people on the planes who called home to tell them what was happening and that they loved them. The Last Column, with the names and tokens of rememberance attached to it is very symbolic of the Memory of thise killed and of hope for the future. The thought that has gone into every detail of this Museum is a credit to all involved in it's development and design and it must bring great comfort to the victims' families. While this is an iconic American monument commemorating an attack on the United States, it is an important reminder to us all of how tragedy can unite people and ensure that evil forces do not win. A very moving but emotional experience.Read more

  • Day35

    New York City

    September 17, 2014 in the United States

    After leaving the WTC we crossed the road and found another memorial, which we discovered was on the wall of the Fire Station across the road. An African American gentleman was polishing the copper bas relief-style memorial that honours those from that station who died in the attack. There was a poster with photos of the officers from that station who died and there certainly were a lot of them. All the while the man polishing was relaying facts and information about the attack. As the anniversary of the attacks was last week there were still wreaths and bunches of flowers at the base. This was a less formal but just as poignant a memorial.Read more

  • Day36

    New York City

    September 18, 2014 in the United States

    After leaving the WTC we had to ask an Officer for directions to the subway (once again we were going in the wrong direction). The 7 day Metro Cards we had bought two days ago were problematic because mine worked but Ron's didn't. Once you swipe it if it doesn't work you have to wait 18 minutes before you can re-try swiping it!! So we bought single-trip tickets and hoped that the other ticket would still work later. The subway is not always intuitive but it does help to know whether you are going uptown or downtown!!! We wanted to get to the High Line so got off at 14 St and when we came out we were in Union Park, Chelsea (Meatpacking District) and there was a market on in the square. It had a West African/African American feel with drums/music and was very lively and vibrant. We were on 5th Ave and had to walk across to 10th Ave and although it was a long way it was very pleasant and interesting. There were some very old brownstones with fire escapes (just like in the movies) and some VERY upscale stores along the way. It was different again from anywhere we have been so far. We reached the High Line and walked along it until we got to 30th St. It's a fantastic walk along a converted elevated railway line. There were lots of benches along the way, people reading or sunbaking, a couple drumming, and a few carts selling popsicles. One section was closed off and appeared to have tables beautifully set for a dinner. It really is an oasis of calm in the middle of the city and it's no wonder it has become incredibly popular. Either side of the concrete walkway was planted with a variety of plants the entire length of the Line. After eating tonight we ventured into TImes Square again and retired with very aching legs from all the walking we had done!Read more

  • Day36

    New York City

    September 18, 2014 in the United States

    Caught the subway to Brooklyn Bridge stop and walked across the bridge. The approaches to get onto it and off it were almost as long as the bridge itself. Fantastic views of Manhattan and the Freedom Tower rose like a beacon above everything else. Could see the Statue of Liberty clearly in the distance. Once off the bridge we walked under it until we found Grimaldi's Pizza for lunch. Lovely thin crust pizza that was huge but we still managed to finish it!! Walked back to the subway and caught the train to Grand Central Terminal, had a look around and then walked back to the hotel. We were both pretty tired after all the walking of the last two days so we had a rest before the Social. It's the last one for the week so we'll make the most of it. Decided to see a show tonight - a toss-up between the musical Matilda the Musical and Les Mis. Matilda won and we are so glad it did. Its based on a Roald Dahl story and starred a large group of children aged about 8,9,10. They were amazing - all the cast were amazing and the special effects were incredible in the small Shubert theatre. It's a beautiful intimate little theatre and at one stage it had four swings on stage and the cast were swinging out towards the audience. We had fantastic seats at a pretty "fantastic" price but it was well worth it! A great end to another great day!Read more

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