New York Journals

New York Weekend break part Deux

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to New York by garymarsh6

Top of the Rock Photo, New York, New York More Photos
Quote: A whirlwind weekend break in The Apple.

Maid of the Mist

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Attraction | "Water water everywhere!"

Maid of the Mist Photo, Niagara Falls, New York
Quote:
The day before our return to England I was treated to a surprise trip to Niagara falls from New York. It is do able in a day but believe me it is a very long day necessitating a very early wake up in fact the middle of the night and returning past midnight.In my opinion there are two earth elements that never fail to stun and amaze! One being fire from lava spewing volcanoes and the other the sound and flow of water whether it be from small streams to major rivers, the tinkling of fountains into ponds to the lapping of waves from the oceans! One amazing sight and sound is from Niagara Falls.Where are Niagara Falls?Niagara Falls can be found in New York State in the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 13, 2012

Maid of the Mist
Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point
Niagara Falls, New York 14303
(716) 284-8897

Times Square

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Attraction | "I have walked the sidewalks of Broadway!"

Times Square Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
Broadway.Broadway most famously known for its theatres has been around since the 1600’s and was a main thoroughfare which runs all the way through the island of Manhattan from the South tip at Battery Park right up to the northern part of the Island. Originally it was a pathway cut through the bush by the Indians who inhabited the area and progressed into the major road that we know it.It encompasses the famous squares such as Times Square made famous by the clock that counts down the start of New Year in the USA. In the lower section of Broadway it is here where the ticker tape parades take place in what is known as the Canyon of heroes. Broadway skimps around Union Square an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 13, 2012

Times Square

New York, New York 10036

Battery Park

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Attraction | "Take a battering of your senses!"

Battery Park Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
Battery Park.Where is it?Battery Park can be found on the southernmost tip of Manhattan Island. Easily accessible by subway tube, bus, taxi or on foot. It is from here that you can take the boat across the bay to the statue of Liberty and Ellis Islands. What is peculiar about this park is that it is a 25 acre haven amidst the sprawling sky line of massive sky scrapers that feature in all the Photos of Manhattan but is generally overlooked because of the sheer size of the sky scrapers behind it.The park is a peaceful haven in what is absolutely a frenetically paced nonstop city of New York and gives the visitor a chance to gain some tranquillity beside the harbour front. The par...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 13, 2012

Battery Park
Battery Place
New York, New York 10004
(212) 809-5508

Statue of Liberty

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Attraction | "The other lady of the Lamp!"

Statue of Liberty Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
The Statue of Liberty.Think of America and one can immediately conjure up an image of one of the most popular associations of America that being the Statue of Liberty in New York. The statue of Liberty is synonymous with everything about the United States and represents freedom, America being the land of the free. Where is the Statue of Liberty?The Statue of Liberty was erected on a small island originally called Bedloe’s Island opposite Manhattan Island and Straten Island. It is now called Liberty Island. It is situated in the harbour of New York and she was one of the first sights to greet immigrants to the New Land and the processing centre on the next island kno...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 6, 2011

Statue of Liberty
Liberty Island
New York, New York 10004
(212) 363-3200

Top of the Rock

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Attraction | "On top of the Rock."

Top of the Rock Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
Rockefeller Centre and Top of the Rock, New York.The Rockefeller centre is perhaps one of the must see attractions when visiting Manhattan New York. The Top of the Rock being a must do experience to take in the sights of the vibrant city of New York.So what is the Rockefeller Centre?It is in fact a cluster of buildings which takes up a couple of blocks between 49th and 50th street between 5th and 7th avenue. Within the complex of buildings built in the art deco style housing the NBC studios, Radio city music hall, the concourse which is an underground warren of shops and small businesses the channel gardens and the Top of the rock observation deck at 70 stories high...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 30, 2011

Top of the Rock
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York
(212) 698-2000