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New York City- NOT What I Expected!

A March 2005 trip to New York by Alaina698

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Quote: I expected the traffic to get to Manhattan, a hotel room smaller than my college dorm, the hot dog venders, the overabundance of taxis and buisiness people, but what I didn't expect was how much I would LOVE IT!

New York City- NOT What I Expected!

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My most memorable moments include just walking around and seeing all the usual tourist sites, along with some things I never even knew existed! I didn't know that honking your horm could get you a fine or that blocking the pedestrian walkway gives you a ,000 fine, plus two points on your license. I also was surprised to see a movie being filmed and even a protest on the steps of City Hall (someting about wanting upgraded transportation instead of an Olympic stadium). One of the most memorable things I saw was a guy sitting near the Chrysler Building, barefoot, in a pile of trash, eating toast! We walked to the Statue of Liberty and were more amazed by how long the line was than the statue. We walked ...Read More

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When I first walked into the hotel, I noticed that it was decorated very nicely and that the employees were very friendly and helpful. They gave me my room assignment - 6th floor. I got on the elevator and when I stepped out onto the 6th floor, I felt very claustrophobic. I had never seen such narrow hallways or such a small amount of rooms on one floor in a hotel! When I opened the door to my room, I pushed my luggage in, I realized that the luggage barely fit into the space behind the door and in front of the bathroom. It was an INSANELY SMALL room! My fiancé and I measured it (by walking), and it was 10 of his size-11 shoes across and approximately 10 lengthwise. That means it was about a 10x10 ro...Read More

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522 West 38th St.
New York, New York 10018
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