New York Journals

New York in a Week

A travel journal to New York by malecna

Quote: My friend Lisa and I have been living in the New York Metro area just short of a year. Recently we had friends from France visiting, and they helped us re-discover some of the nooks and crannies of this gorgeous city.

New York in a Week

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

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-- Never to forget what happened on that horrible day, visit Ground Zero and lower Manhattan. -- The Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park. -- Lunch at the restaurant in the Metropolitan Museum after a long day of admiring fine art. -- Strawberry cheesecake at Carpov's cafe in the Village (even if you don't like cheesecake, you'll like this one). -- South Street Seaport -- for those photo aficionados, the best pictures of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. -- Times Square at day and Times Square at night -- our guests were amazed by the transformation that a few hours and a certain amount of darkness make, and they each shot a roll of film trying to...Read More

Parades

Attraction

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Nearly every weekend, there's at least one parade on the streets of New York, and there are many smaller, cozier street fairs. Perhaps the most famous parades are the St. Patrick's day parade, and the Thanksgiving day parade with numerous floats and amazing community participation. Even the smaller parades are always a lot of fun and an excellent opportunity to learn something new and to meet new friends, since they often have an ethnic background. It is an unique chance to familiarize yourself first-hand with different cultures through crafts, dance, foods, clothing, etc. Watch out, as it is easy to overspend your budget since street vendors often have a plethora of things you just don't want to do w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 4, 2002

Parades
various locations
New York, New York

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Still close enough to the city, Coney Island is about a half-hour drive from Manhattan, or a 45-minute train ride on the F or Q. Once out of the car or off the train, you will be surprised by the liveliness this piece of shore has. There's always someone running around, and you are most likely to be captivated by beach volleyball or one of the rides in the amusement park right off the bat. The park features the historic Cyclone roller-coaster, which I believe is the oldest roller-coaster that's still operational (if you're used to Six Flags, you might want to watch out for your kidneys, since it's not as comfortable). As for fun for everyone, be sure to drop by the Aquarium where you can...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 4, 2002

Coney Island Beach, Boardwalk, Amusement Parks
Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11224
(718) 372-0275

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The stairs in front of the Met are perhaps the most famous stairs from New York photos and postcards. On the edge of Central Park in a beautiful old neighborhood, the Museum is an architectural gem. In the great hallway, past security which is very pleasant and re-assuring, be sure to pick up a floor plan, and proceed to the ticket counter -- once you hook on your M badge (which serves as a ticket, and must be displayed on clothing at all times) you are free to roam the museum as much as you want. I usually start out in the Egyptian section which is to the right of the entrance, but that would only be my personal preference. The museum has two large floors open to the public, a roof garden that w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 4, 2002

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028
(212) 535-7710