Tagged With "New York City"

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Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

PHeymont ·
New York City hit a record high of over 54 million visitors last year—but it wasn't enough to keep Mickey's hometown of Orlando from becoming the No. 1-visited U.S. city with 4 million more. New York has a lot of attractions, but lacks...
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Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

PHeymont ·
New York's tourism industry played host to 54.3 million tourists this year, a record, and expects to break it next year with more than 55 million. Most NY visitors? Canada and UK with over a million each, followed by Brazil, France and Germany. MORE
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Re: 52 Places for 52 Weeks

DrFumblefinger ·
Seems the New York Times needs to take a lesson from TravelGumbo. We offer you a new destination or two every day -- not just one a week! Go Gumbo!
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December 18, 2016: Central Park - New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see an aspect he loves in Central Park: its water features, the ponds, streams and lakes that make it so memorable.
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Re: Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

DrFumblefinger ·
Interesting piece, Paul. I believe that both are actually drawing more people than Paris (France) is as well. I don't see much of an overlap in the target populations these cities draw from. Orlando is very clearly family-oriented, with multiple theme parks. More of a budget destination, although with admissions at the parks being what they are, not that cheap anymore. New York City a big cosmopolitan attraction. Most folks would consider it too expensive for "family travel".
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Re: Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

PHeymont ·
I think Orlando is a big pull for overseas travelers as well, which bodes well for them. Length of stay is an issue, especially, for New York; I think we get people on a shorter stay because of the cost. For overseas travelers, I think NY and Orlando are often both on the agenda, based on the questions I used to see on other boards!
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Ellis Island Finally Open a Year After Superstorm Sandy

Travel Rob ·
Ellis Island is open to the public again !                  READ MORE HERE...
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52 Places for 52 Weeks

PHeymont ·
With a destination for each week of the New Year, the NY Times has laid out a banquet of places, some of them "of course" and some of them definitely "what the...?" Even the usual get a twist; the note on Paris talks of places beyond the...
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July 2, 2017: Lockport, NY

Jonathan L ·
Lockport NY was part of the original Erie Canal. The locks above are part of the new canal (built in 1908).
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Toronto scales new heights in Tourism

PHeymont ·
Add Toronto to the list of cities, including New York and London, that have recently reported record new levels of tourism. In Toronto's case, it adds up to over 14 million overnight guests.   While its sports teams, the CN Tower, markets and...
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March 29, 2017 - New York City

Jonathan L ·
On a cold winter's day, the view of the Manhattan Skyline from the Staten Island Ferry is a beautiful sight. And best of all, it's free.
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Michelin's new maps focus on food

PHeymont ·
Michelin, the French company that makes tires, maps and food ratings has now leveraged the maps and food into a new product—quick reference maps of where to eat. The first in the series, the "New York City Map of Great Places to Eat 2015" went...
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How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

PHeymont ·
Everyone knows Airbnb, though what people think of it, or think it is, varies widely. And, over its world-conquering and controversial history, a lot of minds have changed. As a barometer, a staff writer at Skift, a travel-industry news site, has...
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And the tallest US building goes to?

Travel Rob ·
The new One World Trade Center beats out the Sears Tower . http://travel.france24.com/con...allest-us-skyscraper
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December 4, 2016 - Last Blaze of Fall in Central Park

Jonathan L ·
Walking through Central park a couple of weeks ago I came across this beautiful blaze of color. One last tree saying good bye to fall and hello to winter.
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Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
March 31, 2014      Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris    Edgy may not be the first word that comes to mind describing photographs taken a century and a half ago.  But time travel is certainly an edgy prospect and...
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Jan. 6, 2019: NYBG Holiday Train Show

Jonathan L ·
The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens is a favorite destination of Jonathan L every December
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Miscou Island Lighthouse, New Brunswick, Canada (Where Gumbo Was, #134)

Travel Rob ·
   Gumbo was at The Miscou Island Lighthouse, and believe it or not, no one solved the puzzle this week.   The lighthouse was built in 1856 and is a designated a National Historic Site in Canada. They gives tours in the...
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New York City deal almost halves Central Park licenses for horse-drawn carriages

Travel Rob ·
New York City deal will reduce the number of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park
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Delta: September fare sales, if you're ready for Delta

PHeymont ·
Seattle tops the list of featured sale fares listed on AirfareWatchdog for the NYC area. Check them out for other cities as well!
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Visiting My Backyard—Riverside Park

Jonathan L ·
Come visit Jonathan L's Backyard - Riverside Park in NYC
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Lake George: An Adirondack Gem

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us up to Lake George, in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York
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Your Guide to NYC Pizza Along the 6 Train

brianmayroam ·
BrianMayRoam gives you many excellent choices of pizza joints in his home city.
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The High Line Park, New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us for a walk down the High Line Park, looking a architecture old and new, along with the people in between
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Apr. 29, 2016: Manhattan Municipal Building

PHeymont ·
Built to bring New York's city government under one roof, this wedding cake of a building is a familiar icon—but despite its size, no longer big enough.
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Out-Of-The-Box Last Minute Weekend Getaway Ideas

Andrew Lowen ·
After a long week of fast life and pressure at work, you just want to unwind. Andrew Lowen has some ideas for how you can do it.
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January 5 2020, Falls of the La Chute

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits the Falls of La Chute in Ticonderoga NY
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Jan. 9, 2019: Free Hugs in New York, NY

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a New York minute, and her free hug, during her visit to NY last month.
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March 6, 2016: CCNY Grotesques

Jonathan L ·
Salvaged from the razing of buildings at the City College of New York, these gothic grotesques wait on a lawn near the School of Architecture.
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$299 Round Trip Paris from NYC/BOS/BWI

PHeymont ·
Wow Air, the Icelandic discounter, has some under $300 fares to Paris from New York, Boston and Baltimore...but you'll need to move fast!
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Fall colors, New York Botanical Garden

PHeymont ·
    On a late-October visit to see a special exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx Botanical Garden to most of us New Yorkers) I was struck by all the color around me.   It's fall, and colors are to be expected, but because...
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The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

Jonathan L ·
Congratulations to Historydigger for correctly guessing that Gumbo was visiting The Old Stone Mill at the New Your Botanical Garden in The Bronx, New York.   Built in 1840 The Old Stone Mill at the NY Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 7th, 2014: Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York

DrFumblefinger ·
There's more than oysters at this restaurant, one of my favorites in New York as well. Excellent seafood selection as well.
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Nov. 17, 2019: Home Decorations, New Hope, PA

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes advantage of afternoon light to photograph some garden statues.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sep 1, 2015: Champagne Bar, QM2

IslandMan ·
    Cruising the open seas is always a memorable experience and one of my particular favourite journeys was on the Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York. The good thing about cruising is you can pass the time as you please and there are...
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June 18, 2017: FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt Homes, Hyde Park, New York

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us for a look at the homes of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife.
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United, Delta to swap JFK/Newark slots

PHeymont ·
United Airlines is planning to pull out of JFK in New York altogether, shifting its relatively small operation there to its big hub across the river at Newark Liberty. The shift will take place starting Oct. 25 when United shifts its Premium Service...
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

PHeymont ·
Just to add a little more...the mill, also known as the Snuff Mill, is the oldest industrial building in New York City...but most of the others in the 20 oldest list predate it by 150 to 200 years. Most are houses in Brooklyn and Queens (one is still a private house after 350 years!) but one is in the Bronx: the 1748 Van Cortlandt Mansion--where George Washington really did sleep. For a link to the fascinating list, click HERE
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

IslandMan ·
I still remember passing her at 5.30am as we cruised into New York...she is beautiful, majestic and one giant world landmark!
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July 26, 2017: Lady Liberty—The Statue of Liberty

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to visit the famed Statue, and fills us in on its history.
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May 29, 2016 - Grants Tomb

Jonathan L ·
JonathanL visited Grant's Tomb and gives us today's Picture of the Day
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Sept. 18 2016 NYC Pride Parade

Jonathan L ·
June 26 was a very warm Saturday, and also the day of NYC's Pride March, the largest in the world. Washington Square Park's fountain became a draw for families and marchers!
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New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

DrFumblefinger ·
Often the best travel experiences are those which catch us by surprise.  I spend a fair bit of time researching and planning my trips, but love to stumble onto unexpected and memorable events. Like when our visit to Kandy in Sri Lanka coincided...
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Where Canadians Travel Most

PHeymont ·
REPAIRED LINK! A new Hotels.com ranking shows London and Paris have pushed former #3 vacation spot Orlando down to #5. New York and Las Vegas swapped spots at the top, with NY #1 again. See the rest of the list HERE  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 8, 2014: Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York, New York

Ottoman ·
    Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre landscaped section in New York City's Central Park that is dedicated to the memory of Beatles member John Lennon. It is named after the Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever".  The memorial is a...
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The Working Class Riviera - Orchard Beach and City Island

Jonathan L ·
Two of New York City’s best kept secrets – Orchard Beach and City Island – have played an important role for families for generations.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 10, 2014: Central Park, New York, New York

Ottoman ·
    Central Park is an 843 acre urban park located in Manhattan in New York City.  It opened in 1857, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.  Open all year, it boasts many activities such as birding, boating,...
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25 Yr Old Wins $ 1M Picasso for only $ 135 US

Travel Rob ·
If you fork over $135,you'll have a 1 in 50,000 shot. An exciting way to give to a charity this Christmas season.Read about the offer below http://travel.france24.com/con...casso-yours-just-135 UPDATE: The $ 1 M painting was won by a...
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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

GarryRF ·
There are only a few destinations where all the family over in the US and us English can meet. Vegas, Florida and New York. So we all went to Vegas to meet up. Walking along the strip towards NY,NY. 9 Fine Irishmen looked like an attractive bar - so in we all went. They had real "Pint Glasses" - 20 ounce. Not the 16 ounce we've had to suffer ! But after a few minutes we were frozen. They do love AC in Vegas. Too much like Ireland. Freezing cold. So we moved outside and sat in the shade...
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Walking Through the NY Botanical Gardens: a Winter's Day

Jonathan L ·
A winter walk takes Jonathan through an uncrowded park, and into an old-growth forest that mirrors what the area was like 300 years ago.
 
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