sulman
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New York, New York

Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:07 pm

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.


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rjpieces
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RE: New York, New York

Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:11 pm

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
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sulman
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RE: New York, New York

Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:15 pm

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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RE: New York, New York

Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:21 pm

Great photos! NYC is on my list of 'must visits'!
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RE: New York, New York

Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:29 pm

Sulman those some great pics there. thumbsup 
Must visit NYC someday
 
sulman
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RE: New York, New York

Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:43 pm

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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RE: New York, New York

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:00 pm

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
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rjpieces
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RE: New York, New York

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:03 pm

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?
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sulman
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RE: New York, New York

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:13 pm

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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RE: New York, New York

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:37 pm

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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