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  • Day1361

    USA Tour - New York City

    December 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    So after my first real good night sleep in a few weeks I was feeling alive and refreshed to tackle NYC! As I was meeting up with Ted today to stay with him for a few nights in Brooklyn I decided I would go up to Central Park and walk around for a bit before making my way down 5th Avenue.

    Central Park is huge, it’s even bigger when you’re carrying your backpack around with you!! The park is awesome though and there so much going on in there I bet it’s amazing in the summer!

    After my jaunt around the park I walked down 5th Avenue past Tiffany’s, Trump Tower and Saks! There were people outside trump tower protesting which was cool although no one seemed to be taking much notice of them!

    Found s good little Irish pub whilst I waited for Ted to let me no where to meet up with him, ended up talking to the bar staff there about my travels and they gave me a free pint which was much obliged even if it was bud light!

    Ted messaged me to let me know to meet him at Washington Square at 5pm - I checked my map and it was the other side of Manhattan!!! A 40 minute walk or a 10 minute tube ride... I chose to walk. I think walking is almost certainly the best way to see a city, and it was well worth the walk even if I was basically a puddle of sweat when I met Ted. It was nice to see a familiar face especially in a city as big and loud as NYC. He took me on the subway from Washington Square to uttica Avenue in Brooklyn to his. His house massive and full of character! I met his wife juliett who is lovely and was so welcoming when I arrived. I also met little Seamus again, kid is s legend! Ted took us all out for a Mexican which was cool - best taco I ever had!

    We all went back the house and me and we ended up watching a film on Netflix on Ted projector - unreal. Eventually retired to bed ready for a big day again in the big apple!
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  • Day9

    Ride through central park

    November 8, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    We went for a ride through central park but 3 soon became 2 when Rozzie's old sailing injuring flared up and ruled her out. Bek and I rode on and did the full loop around the park. It was overcast but still beautiful.

  • Day6

    top of the rock

    November 7, 2016 in the United States ⋅

    8 Uhr los zur fifth avenue und dem rockefeller Center. Schnell gefrühstückt und dann vor dem großen Ansturm hoch auf den "top of the rock". Keine Schlange, günstiger als das Empire State Building und die gleiche geile Aussicht. Positiv ist natürlich, dass man auf den Bildern das Empire State Building drauf hat. Danach ging es in das Museum of Modern Art, in welches ich zum Glück mit meiner Jugendkarte vergünstigt rein kam. Außerdem: New York schläft nie, um 10uhr abends shoppen und das auch am Sonntag und die Museen haben die ganze Woche auf. Kein "am Montag geschlossen", ich glaube soetwas gibt es hier gar nicht. Die Ausstellungen waren wirklich gut. Dann habe ich wie schon zuvor auf dem foodmarket im Bryant Park zu Mittag gegessen. Von dort mit der Subway zur 72 st/Central Park und habe dann dort den Nachmittag verbracht, bin spazieren gegangen, habe gelesen und mich gesonnt(ich bin sogar etwas braun geworden, also für meine verhältnisse). Ich muss schon sagen, dass der Central Park wirklich sehr schön ist, die perfekte Mischung aus Parkanlage und wildem Wald.
    Definitiv ein gelungener Tag.
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  • Day9

    Die grüne Lunge.

    September 4, 2016 in the United States ⋅

    Wir sitzen gerade in einem Starbucks auf der Upper East Side. Dem wohlhabenden Wohnviertel von Manhattan.
    Wir haben heute einen langen, aber schönen Fussmarsch hinter uns. Wir sind über den Broadway am Times Square vorbei in Richtung Central Park gegangen und haben dort, auf einer Grünfläche liegend, die nächsten Tage durchgeplant.
    Im Central Park scheint der Stress von der Stadt abzufallen und die Leute wie auch die Stadt haben hier die Möglichkeit sich zu erholen.
    Mal wieder viele Touris aber auch Ansässige, die sich hier zum Baseball, Rugby oder Soccer treffen.

    Die nächsten Tage sind wir mit dem New York Pass unterwegs und werden einiges sehen, da man aber niemals alles schaffen kann, haben wir uns ein paar Dinge rausgesucht.
    Gleich fahren wir nochmal nach Downtown um dort etwas zu essen und anschließend den Time Square nochmal im Dunkeln zu bewundern.

    Greetz nach Deutschland.
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  • Day4

    ... und es wurde noch heißer!

    May 2, 2018 in the United States ⋅

    Wir sitzen gerade in unserem beschaulichen Bed & Breakfast in Cape Cod und lassen die Zeit in New York Revue passieren. Nachdem es am 1.Mai ja schon sehr sommerlich war, wurde das einen Tag darauf noch einmal getoppt. 31 Grad! Wir haben uns daher auch einen sehr entspannten letzten Tag in New York gemacht. Der erste Stopp war der East River State Park, ein kleiner Stadtstrand in Brooklyn mit Blick auf Manhattan. Dort gabs Christians berühmte selbst geschmierte Senf-Stullen zur Stärkung :) danach ging es direkt zur nächsten Stadt-Oase: in den Central Park. Dort saßen wir am See und haben den Ruderbooten zugesehen ... das glich einem Autoscooter nur mit Booten weil es so viele waren! Gute Unterhaltung für uns. Wir sind dann noch eine Weile von einem Schattenplatz zum nächsten und haben die super zutraulichen Eichhörnchen beobachtet bevor es noch einmal zu frisch machen in unser Apartment ging. Denn für den Abend hatten wir Tickets fürs Ballett! Schon das Theater war ein Hingucker und die Show war überragend!! Für den Heimweg, der sich anfühlte wie im Hochsommer, gab es noch ein Eis auf die Hand bevor wir sehr zufrieden und Vorfreude auf unseren Trip ans Meer ins Bett fielen.

    Hier das Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t8kb2b59rughhg3/Day_3_in_NY.mov?dl=0
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  • Day18

    Midtown and Central Park New York

    May 7, 2015 in the United States ⋅

    An orchestra of sirens, horns and bouncing chassis rang through the night of the city 'that never sleeps'. But it was the sound of Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' from a truck radio that stirred Alex from a fitful sleep that we fell into after arriving late the night before.

    Our room is well equipped for its small size with our window doubling as our fire exit for our convenience. We made use of the free coffee and Dunkin' Doughnuts provided by the hostel before heading out into sunshine and a city that was then truely awake.

    Crossing up onto 7th Avenue we were greeted by the flash and buzz of Times Square, where amongst the throng of tourists entertainers dressed as cartoon characters posed for for photographs and tips. I caught Olaf, Elmo and the Cookie Monster counting dollar bills in a huddle under an array of digital billboards inviting you to not look where you are going. Yellow taxi cabs jostled with delivery vans and black sedans as human and vehicle traffic snaked through the streets converging on the square.

    Leaving the bustle behind, we strolled into the green oasis of Central Park and lay down in the carpet grass of Sheep Meadow as aeroplanes cut across the blue vault above. Every generation was out playing and sunbathing whilst buildings bordering the park stand watch over us. The Sheep's Meadow is one of the many landscaped areas of the park that include; Strawberry Fields (dedicated to John Lennon who was shot in the archway of The Dakota hotel that borders the park in 1980); The Great Lawn with its six baseball pitches (the line 'the cross is in the ball park' from Paul Simon's 'The Obvious Child' played in my head) and the great body of water, The Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, around the mile and a half border of which, Alberto Arroyo pioneered jogging. After jogging for over 50 years, Alberto died in 2010 at the age of 94. A small sign of sun bleached news cuttings commemorates his achievement of jogging for over 50 years and inspiring thousands of New York residents to do the same. He was honoured by the State Senate in 1985 and became known as 'The Mayor of Central Park'.

    With the park to our backs we headed down 5th Avenue to take in views from 'The Top of the Rock' at the Rockefeller Centre. Through polished corridors of Art Deco design, we took a lift, the ceiling of which is transparent, allowing you to watch the speed and distance of your ascent to the 67th floor as your ears pop to the quick change in altitude. The views are brilliant and we're not sure the photos even do it justice.

    An orange dusk coated the brickwork as we arrived back at our hostel, jet lagged but sun kissed from a great first day in New York City.
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  • Day3

    Central Park

    October 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Caught the subway over to Manhattan again, and spent a few hours in the morning wandering around Central Park. It's absolutely colossal, and it was nice to explore though the weather was absolutely freezing - about 8 degrees and windy. Hard to believe a week ago we were on the beach.

    By lunchtime we'd both had enough, so we grabbed a hot dog and separated for a bit. Shandos went to Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), while I took Schnitzel and just wandered the streets. I visited the Microsoft store, the Nintendo store, Rockefeller Plaza and a few other spots before heading back home to Brooklyn and a bit of downtime.Read more

  • Day2

    Tavern on the Green

    November 8, 2015 in the United States ⋅

    Such a special and beautiful place set in the middle of Central Park, here we met an Irish lady (a friend of a friend) who was 85 years old with such a beautiful story of she arrived in NYC almost 60 years earlier ❤️

  • Day2


    November 28, 2015 in the United States ⋅

    So after nearly 30 hours finally arrived at my hotel in new york! And am going straight to bed bloke is knackered!

    Actually decided to go for a stroll n get a bite. Gave a homeless dude a dollar. Got questioned why an australian is wearing a seahawks hat allready haha

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