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New York

A June 2005 trip to New York by reynosora403

Quote: New York is a place in motion, moved along by the restless urban energy that makes things so exciting.

New York

Overview

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New York is a place in perpetual motion, buoyed along by the restless urban energy that makes things here so singularly exciting. You'll find anything and everything in the Big Apple: designer knock-offs, world-class bagels, skyscrapers, Tiffany, picnics in Central Park, the bohemian cool of SoHo, and old money on the Upper East Side. No longer evoking visions of seedy street corners and menacing alleys, New York is cleaner, safer, and more dynamic than ever before.

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This luxury hotel offers accommodations just off Times Square. The hotel has a cafe and restaurant. Guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast with their room rate. The JFK airport is approximately 15 miles away.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 22, 2005

Casablanca Hotel
147 West 43rd Street
New York, New York 10036
(212) 869-1212

Le Cirque 2000

Restaurant

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Powerful socialites and celebrities dine nightly at this world-famous French restaurant, now located at the New York Palace Hotel. Since its move, spirited debate has raged—is the food still as wonderful as it used to be? Is the spectacularly ornate, circus-inspired room too over-the-top? If you are lucky enough to get a coveted table, you will be able to decide for yourself. Just enjoy the occasionally abrasive service as part of the show.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2005

Le Cirque 2000
455 Madison Ave
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 303 7788

World Trade Center Site

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Attraction | "Ground Zero"

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We were privileged to be in New York during the third anniversary of 9/11. Our hotel was opposite Ground Zero, so we only had to walk outside to appreciate the atmosphere. We went out after breakfast and were confronted by lots of people milling around, paying respect, and getting ready for the ceremony. We had to walk round to the opposite side of Ground Zero, as the side our hotel was on was set aside for friends and relatives of those who perished. When we got around the other side, there were quite a few people but not as many as I had expected. Inside the site, many police and fire fighters were standing and waiting for the ceremony to start. At the time of the first plane’s impact, the church be...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 22, 2005

World Trade Center Site
Vesey Street, West Side Highway, Liberty And Church Streets
New York

Trailer Park Lounge

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To enter this domain of white-trash kitsch in the heart of posh, citified Chelsea, you must first cross the screen-door threshold. From the moment that loosely hung bit of torn netting slams shut behind you with a clang, your night out can only get better. Make your way past the aluminum side of a trailer sporting a window box of plastic flowers (a color blue that could never exist in nature), head for the red vinyl bar stools in front of the large bathtub of ice and beer, and plop yourself down. I have one word for you - margaritas. Hit them here and hit them hard. At $6 each, they are the best margaritas that I have ever slurped out of a plastic glass and do not skimp on the ingredients. E...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 22, 2005

Trailer Park Lounge
271 W. 23rd Street
New York, New York 10011
(212) 463-8000