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New York, New York

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A March 2003 trip to New York by Giotto

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Quote: This brief journal outlines my 3-day visit to NYC with my recommendations of the best things to do if you are short on time.

New York, New York

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Overview

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I am always astonished by the feeling that a few short hours earlier you were in your home town in familiar surroundings and now here you are, halfway round the world, it seems, gazing at some of the most awe-inspiring and recognisable architecture on the planet. The atmosphere in NYC has to be experienced to be believed. Although where I stayed was quiet at nighttime, there is the constant throb of a city that never really sleeps. The ground rumbles as subway trains pass underneath and, yes, steam really does emanate from manhole covers during the night. For the hopeless romantics among you, take a walk down to Battery Park at night and stand by the Hudson River looking out at the ill...Read More

Tao

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Restaurant | "Tao Asian Bistro"

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This trendy restaurant and bar are housed in a building which used to be a movie theatre and you can see this in the high ceilings of the dining area and the opportunity to dine in the old projector room. This is usually booked for private parties but if it's not reserved, it will be opened to the public as the other two floors fill up, so ask for it if you are interested. There are a few areas to explore once inside. After depositing your coat in the cloakroom you come to the main bar, a very dark and murky affair with atmospheric lighting provided by red mock Chinese lanterns hanging from the low ceiling and the glare of mirrors and strip lighting behind the bar. It is mostly standing room onl...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 26, 2003

Tao
42 East 58th St
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 888 2288

Guggenheim Museum

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Attraction | "Guggenheim Musem"

Guggenheim Museum Photo, New York, New York
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The Guggenheim Museum can be found at E 88th St and Fifth Avenue, nearest subway E 86th St. Before going inside spend a few minutes looking at the museum from across Fifth Avenue. Designed for Solomon Guggenheim in 1943 by the notable architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the construction commenced in 1957 and was finished in 1959, unfortunately 6 months after Wright’s death. The 10-storey tower was added in 1993 and was designed by Gwathmey Siegel. The museum hosts an ever-changing main display housed in the spiral tower plus an impressive permanent collection of late 19th and early 20th century impressionist works in the offshoot galleries. Also of note is the collection of 200 photographs o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 12, 2003

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave
New York, New York 10128
(212) 423-3500

Brooklyn Bridge

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Attraction | "The Brooklyn Bridge"

Brooklyn Bridge Photo, Brooklyn, New York
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The Brooklyn Bridge was the first steel suspension bridge ever built and they certainly ‘don’t make them like this anymore.’ It was conceived and designed by John Roebling, the inventor of wire cabling, and was opened in 1883, unfortunately some years after Roebling’s death from tetanus in 1869. The 478m single span between the two supporting towers was the longest in the world at the time the bridge was opened. The design is both elegant and robust at the same time. The wooden walkway feels a little flimsy underfoot but, as you approach the stone support towers, you realise that there is nothing fragile or flimsy about this bridge. The bridge joins Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn Heights over the E...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 18, 2003

Brooklyn Bridge
Access At Tillary Street And Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Attraction | "The Metropolitan Museum of Art"

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Found at Fifth Avenue and E 82nd street the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the single most visited attraction in New York City and more frequently goes under the pseudonym of ‘the Met.’ It was the museum used to film the external scenes in the recent remake of The Thomas Crown Affair although, sadly, the Monet featured in the film is not on display. Thankfully floor plans in a variety of languages are available inside the great hall, before you enter the main museum proper. This means that you can grab a plan and decide what you want to see before being swept up with the masses of visitors and believe me you will want to do this. The museum is a maze of smaller galleries and annexes and if you do...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 16, 2003

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

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Giotto

Giotto
Caterham, United Kingdom