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Spring Break in New York City

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An April 2005 trip to New York by t4jes

Grays Papaya Photo, New York, New York More Photos
Quote: A week-long trip with friends to the big apple!

Spring Break in New York City

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Overview

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Three twenty-somethings, and one high school junior, all girls, embarked on a spring break adventure to the Big Apple. None of us had gone since we were younger children and were excited to check out what the city had to offer... And what it had to offer was plenty. We were on a budget, of course, and wanted to see how much we could do for as little as possible (minus the hotel). Through the help of parentals, we were able to stay at the very pricey Hilton Times Square, which was in a great location. Beyond that, we were trying to save! A must-buy is a multi-day subway pass.We started off checking out the free sights. The Staten Island Ferry was an inexpensive way to see the Statue...Read More

Hilton Times Square

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Hotel

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Located just a block from the most hustling and bustling area of New York, Hilton Times Square is a convenient and comfortable place to stay. At a cost, of course.From what I can tell from online prices, rooms at the Hilton Times Square regularly run from $300-$400. A room in April, when we went, goes for about $400 a night. We, on the other hand, were four college girls that managed to get this hotel through Hilton Honors, meaning that we never saw the nightly. Perhaps if we had, we would have been more scrupulous about our stay at this hotel.The entrance into Hilton Times Square can be easily missed. It is hidden between an Applebee's and a McDonald's. Definitely not where you wo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Hilton Times Square
234 West 42nd Street
New York, New York 10036
(212) 840-8222

Pommes Frites

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Restaurant

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This specialty shop is definitely worth the trip. They have only one item on the menu: pommes frites, a.k.a. Belgium fries. With the excellent food, quaint atmosphere, and affordable prices, this is one of the most unique dining experiences we were able to have in New York City. They have been featured on the Food Network, which is where I first heard about it.Pommes Frites are double-fried wedge fries. They are a staple in Belgium. Unlike American fries, these are very crisp on the outside due to it's twice-fry, and very soft on the inside because of the size of the fry. While Pommes Frites in New York has ketchup as one of its free condiments, it is definitely worth venturing out and try...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Pommes Frites
123 2nd Avenue
New York, New York 10003
(212) 674-1234

Gray's Papaya

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Restaurant

Gray's Papaya Photo, New York, New York
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It's $2.75 for a tropical drink and two hot dogs! No matter how it tastes, you can't beat the price.Gray's Papaya is well known for its cheap hot dogs and has reached Hollywood fame. We first heard about it when watching "Fools Rush In," where Matthew Perry exclaims how the one thing he misses are hot dogs from Gray's Papaya. We decided that we must try these famous frankfurters.We were able to walk here from our hotel in Times Square, and the bright lights made it easy to find. We went later at night (around 9 or 10pm) and there was no crowd whatsoever. The service was friendly (they even let us take a picture). We each ordered the special of two hot dogs and a tro...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Gray's Papaya
2090 Broadway
New York, New York 10025
+1 212 799 0243

World Trade Center Site

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Attraction | "Ground Zero"

World Trade Center Site Photo, New York, New York
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I knew that I could not go to New York City without going to go see Ground Zero. It was one of the last things we did on the last day that we went, but it definitely proved to be one of the most powerful of the entire trip.We took the subway there, and as soon as we got off, we realized that we were right beneath Ground Zero. Through the chain-link fences, we could see the aftermath of the destruction of the buildings. You can quickly make your way upstairs, where there is not much left, only a large city block under construction, with a fence all around it, and signs memorializing the events that took place.I remember the morning of 9/11. We had just moved into our new apartment in Sa...Read More

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

About the Writer

t4jes

t4jes
Cupertino, California

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