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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Visited with my sister last week for five utterly brilliant days - I can't wait to go back. Some pictures:

Grand Central Station:


One Liberty Plaza / U.S. Steel building:



My sister with NYC's finest:



FDNY officer and his truck, FDNY Tenhouse on Liberty Street:



Times square (or is it Bladerunner?):



I didn't see much steamy vent stuff (it was very hot) so I grabbed this shot:



Yellow cab.....



What an awesome place.


James


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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Glad to hear you had a good time. Where in the city were you staying? And of course, did you fly out of JFK or EWR?  Smile

User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

I stayed at the Radisson on Lexington and East 48th; very nice hotel but we were hardly there.

Took VS LHR-JFK, left on Saturday 22nd, right after some severe thunderstorms the previous day threw JFK into absolute chaos, but they dealt with it and we left on time.

So many different memories. The subway rocks, but bizarrely people talk to one another; quite unlike London.



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Great photos! NYC is on my list of 'must visits'!


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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Sulman those some great pics there. thumbsup 
Must visit NYC someday


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 3):
Great photos! NYC is on my list of 'must visits'!

Go - you won't regret it. I was curious how it would match my expectations and preconceptions, and I can safely say I've never been anywhere quite like it. It's incredibly energetic but in a completely infectious way, and contrary to popular belief, the people are extremely friendly. Direct, but friendly.

Transport is inexpensive (compared to london) and if you're up for it you can pretty much walk anywhere.



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User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

You have to move FAST in New York or you die. The taxi driver will start moving when you still have one foot on the ground, so you need to dive in headfirst while closing the door at the same time.  Smile

User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

Quoting Sulman (Reply 5):
I was curious how it would match my expectations and preconceptions, and I can safely say I've never been anywhere quite like it.

Out of curiousity, what were you expecting and how did it differ?


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 7):
Out of curiousity, what were you expecting and how did it differ?

I expected to not like the pace. I know London well, and the thought of 'rat race with added crack' didn't particularly appeal. However, it's not like that at all - there's a really infectious can-do about it all, and it's hard not be caught up in it.

The climate and atmosphere is completely unlike anything I've experienced. The temperature was hot, but about the same as the UK at that point, but the humidity and wind..wow. Also walking down streets getting alternate blasts of hot and cold air (from stores and offices opening doors) is really different.



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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

New York is a city of the world and belongs to all of us. So many people have landed on its shores to make a new life, and this welcoming nature is woven ito its consciousness. You feel at home the minute you set foot here, and that is its principal charm.

Glad you had a good time! Come back again...


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