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  • Day6

    New York!

    November 5, 2017 in the United States

    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.

  • Day7

    Looking for Liz Lemon

    November 6, 2017 in the United States

    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!

  • Day143

    Empire State Building

    November 7, 2017 in the United States

    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.

  • Day103


    July 11 in the United States

    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!

    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.
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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. 


  • Day141

    New York, New York

    November 5, 2017 in the United States

    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.

  • Day12

    Back to the Big Apple

    July 11 in the United States

    Today we drove the short distance from New Haven to Yonkers where we will spend the last two nights of our vacation. It’s too early to check in but we were able to park our car in the lot and catch a free hotel shuttle to a nearby Metro train station.

    From the Greystone station it is a picturesque, 40 minute ride by train to Grand Central Station in NYC. What an amazing building! Huge and so much going on. We all ate lunch st one of the many food outlets.

    It’s still quite hot when we go outside but not nearly as bad as when we arrived two weeks ago. We decided to do a walking tour that includes Central Park, the Guggenheim Museum and Times Square.

    To return home we found a metro station nearby and used it to get back to GCS. From there we trained back to Yonkers. Our hotel shuttle arrived at the train stop soon after we did and took us back to the hotel.

    By now it’s almost 7 pm and we need dinner. The desk clerk at the hotel recommended a Chinese restaurant nearby. When we arrived it turned out to be little more than a take out place, but they had one table for five and nobody was using it so it worked out fine.
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  • 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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  • Day17

    Eishockey und NYC bei Nacht

    September 19 in the United States

    Wie erwähnt gibt es hier noch in Kurzform den weiteren Verlauf unseres vorletzten Urlaubstages vor der Heimreise. Domi wollte es sich nicht nehmen lassen, auch ein Eishockeyspiel aus der NHL live zu verfolgen.

    Das hätte auch fast geklappt, aber leider gab es nur ein Vorbereitungsspiel während unseres Aufenthaltes in NYC. Hier trafen jedoch zwei NHL Teams aufeinander: Die Philadelphia Flyers zu Gast im Madison Square Garden der New York Rangers! Das Spiel war sehr kurzweilig mit 10 Toren (Endstand 4:6), leider sind die Rangers jedoch zu spät aufgewacht und daher immer einem Rückstand hinterher gelaufen Bzw. geskatet. Nichts desto trotz ein tolles Erlebnis in einer super interessanten Atmosphäre.

    Da wir zum Spiel sowieso schon fast im Zentrum Manhattans angelangt waren ging es zu Fuß weiter in Richtung Times Square. Auch hier gab es viele interessante Einblicke. Wir sind uns jedoch einig, dass es hier außer sehr vielen und beeindruckenden Bildschirmen eigtl nicht viel gibt, was wir bisher verpasst hätten.

    Nach über 20.000 Schritten sind wir nun müde ins Bett gefallen uns erholen uns für unseren morgigen finalen Tag.
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  • Day19

    Empire State Building (NYC)

    August 16 in the United States

    Dritter Tag, dritter Turm,...

    Heute früh geht es für uns als erstes zum weltberühmten Empire State Building, den dieses gehört (für uns persönlich) zum absoluten Pflichtprogramm New Yorks. Wir haben Glück und die sonst (vor allem Nachmittags) enormen (oft stundenlangen) Wartezeiten bleiben auch hier aus. Wir warten lediglich ca 10 Minuten bis wir zur ersten Aussichtsplattform auf Level 80 fahren können. Von dort nehmen wir dann allerdings die Treppe bis zur zweiten Plattform, da wir auf Grund der geringeren Kapazitäten der oberen Aufzüge die ansonsten eine knappe Stunde warten müssten. (sind ja nur 6 Stockwerke)Read more

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