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A May 2009 trip to New York by RLB2

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Quote: Who would pass up an opportunity to spend a weekend in New York after a gruelling conference? Exactly no-one, so that's what we did.....cocktails anyone?

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

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Attraction | "The Little Mermaid rocks!"

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Photo, New York, New York
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When you are staying so close to Broadway you really can't pass up an opportunity to watch a Broadway show. we really wanted to watch the Lion King, however there were no tickets available for the night we were there. So we had a think and decided to go and see The Little Mermaid, which was showing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on West 46th Street. We managed to get tickets for $40 each, which we didn't think was too bad. We just wandered up to the box office and asked, I'm sure that there are many other ways in which to get tickets, but we hadn't been too organised and booked anything prior to visiting.The theatre itself has been standing in one form or another since 1910, but it's current...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 22, 2011

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
205 West 46th Street
New York, New York 10036
+1 212 575 9200

American Museum of Natural History

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Attraction | "Spend the day with dinosaurs!"

American Museum of Natural History Photo, New York, New York
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What to do with yourself when you're on your own in New York? Well I'm sure plenty of people would have chosen to do something slightly more exciting than visiting a museum. However, I grew up watching films that featured the American Museum of Natural History and really couldn't resist having a look around. The museum is located on Central Park West, so you can combine it with a visit to Central Park if you are short on time. However, I think you could spend a few days in the museum on it's own, so you will have to have a bit of a plan when you visit. Which sections do you really want to see, what do you mind missing out?Admission prices can seem a bit confusing, especially as...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 21, 2011

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West
New York, New York 10024
(212) 769-5100

Central Park

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Attraction | "The Great Outdoors in the Heart of NYC!"

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I would think that most people have heard of Central Park in New York City, and if they haven't they will when they get there. It's a public park in the centre of Upper Manhattan that was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux in 1858. It covers an area of around 843 acres and is 2.5 miles long and 0.5miles wide. I think it really is considered to be an oasis within the city and it provides not only a place for runners, joggers, cyclists and roller skaters to exercise outside, but also an area to relax and take the kids to play. in fact if you were visiting New York with a family it would be a perfect place to spend an afternoon.Being that we were only in NYC for a couple of d...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 21, 2011

Central Park
59th To 110th Streets Between Fifth Avenue And Central Park West
New York 10023
(212) 310-6600

Times Square House

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Hotel | "Funky, bare brick walls right next to Times Square!"

Times Square House Photo, New York, New York
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So as I have already said, my visit to New York City was on a budget, hence we chose to stay in a hostel. We were only there for two nights so we weren't expecting to spend much time at a base, we wanted to enjoy NYC! I found the hostel via the hostelbookers website and we paid just over £30 a night per person to sleep in an 8 bed dorm room.We arrived via Greyhound bus at Penn Station, and walked the couple of blocks to the hostel. It was really easy to find and we managed to do it dragging our suitcases behind us. The front entrance is a bit innocuous, being just a front door and we buzzed to be let in. Check in was really straightforward and before we knew we were climbing the three flig...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 19, 2011

Times Square House
526 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10036

Staten Island Ferry

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Attraction | "See the Statue of Liberty with the commuters."

Staten Island Ferry Photo, New York, New York
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When I visited New York I was travelling with two other girls and we were all students, so money was a little tight. We wanted to save as much as possible for doing things like cocktails and shows in the evenings. That being said we didn't want to pass up on an opportunity to see the Statue of Liberty and I found a tip in a forum that said to see it for free take the Staten Island Ferry. Intrigued I looked into this further and you do indeed steam straight past the Statue of Liberty and across New York Harbor from Lower Manhattan all the way to Staten Island. It is a 5 mile trip and it takes 25 minutes each way. What's more is that because it is run by the city of New York for commuters on foot and is...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 19, 2011

Staten Island Ferry
Whitehall Ferry Terminal
New York, New York 10004
(718) 390-5253