Tagged With "Manhattan"

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Re: May 18, 2016: World Trade Center near dusk

Samantha ·
We were just there in October and I was amazed at what a great job they did in honor of all those lost lives that tragic day. I was glad to go and pay my respect. Continued blessings to the familes and firends of those lost that day. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Lego Store, NYC: Only the Best is Good Enough

GarryRF ·
The Lego Store is becoming a High Street regular. I spent way too long admiring the model of Hogwarts School at a store in Pennsylvania. Lego is something you never grow out of.
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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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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

GarryRF ·
It's good to see Liberty made a full recovery after Hurricane Sandy....
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for reminding us of that memorable Marilyn Monroe scene! Yes, Lady Liberty is doing well. Full recovery.
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Re: Manhattan from the Other Shore

IslandMan ·
excellent article and collection of pictures, PH. The Manhattan skyline is always fascinating to look at and the history of it is equally interesting
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

DrFumblefinger ·
It is truly a remarkable and unique skyline. I think Gehry's new building is brilliant. While some of his other buildings seem a little precious, I tend to enjoy his style. But this one's a stand out.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

PortMoresby ·
I've said it here before and I'll say it again, I love Gehry's buildings. Whether one is a fan of all of them, or not, it's an amazing thing to perceive such seemingly static materials used in such a visually malleable way. Almost reverting to a tribal sensibility when fabric was the stuff of shelter, the most exciting tent wins. I'm surprised more of his influence hasn't been expressed by others. Or in domestic architecture. Maybe some day. Or maybe they have and I just haven't seen them...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

Jonathan L ·
You may have noticed that NYC has 2 areas of very tall buildings - The Battery/Financial District and Midtown, separated by an large area where building height is limited. This was not just due to zoning. The reason is geological. The bedrock is very close to the surface in Midtown and Battery so there is support for very tall buildings. However, From 34th street down to Canal the bedrock is much deeper and the ground is more sandy/gravely, so it was unsafe to build tall buildings in area.
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Re: Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball

DrFumblefinger ·
Great post and brings back fond memories! There's nothing quite like Time Square and, as the saying goes, a "nice place to visit but wouldn't want to live there". Thanks for sharing this, Samantha!
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Re: Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball

Travel Rob ·
Great post and great photos!
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Re: JetBlue at JFK: A most unusual rooftop lounge

DrFumblefinger ·
Is it a "frequent flyer" only lounge, or open to all JetBlue passengers?
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

PHeymont ·
Glad you grabbed one of my favorites! Even though it's sometimes had embarrassingly badly-dressed stores in the base, it's always had a real dignity to it. Incidentally, it was New York's first building with a steel skeleton instead of masonry, which allowed it to be built very rapidly. In a way, it was an advertisement for its owner, the Fuller company (still a major builder). Daniel Burnham was the architect—which doesn't mean the building was popular when new!
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

PHeymont ·
Incidentally, as you can see, it IS more or less the shape of a flatiron, and not a right triangle...
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Ottoman ·
Hmmmmm...looking at the picture you posted of the roof of the Flatiron Building Paul, it looks like a right angle triangle to me. There's only one way to settle this...my wife and I would love to visit New York again. So, one day (hopefully sooner than later) we'll have to meet on the Flatiron roof...I'll bring a carpenter square. If I'm right, you owe me a Guinness. If you're right, I'll buy you a delicious beverage of your choosing. Either way, visiting Manhattan again and meeting you is a...
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

PHeymont ·
Love to meet you there (or anywhere, since I don't think there's public access to the roof!)...and I'll be glad to buy the Guinness, since it turns out I was wrong about the triangle...the corner of 22nd St. and 5th Avenue is the right angle. You might find this article about it interesting: The Museum of Math did what might be called a performance piece, with 500 mathematicians measuring it in lightsticks and applying the Pythagorean theorem...
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Samantha ·
HI there, Great post. We were in NYC last October and this was definitely something my husband really wanted to see. Have to admit it is pretty cool to see in person. Thanks for all the info and happy memories.
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Ottoman ·
Hello Paul and Samantha : ) Paul, I do hope that one day we will have the opportunity to meet. Thank you for your insight of the Flatiron Building. You indeed are a good sport. Samantha, I am glad you enjoyed my post of the Flatiron Building. You sum it very nicely by saying that seeing this building in person is pretty cool.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 17, 2014: Manhattan Distortion

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks almost like a reflection in a pool of water.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 7th, 2014: Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York

PHeymont ·
You won't find me eating oysters there (or anywhere!) but I've always loved the Guastavini tile ceilings. Not only gorgeous, but a lot like stepping back into another time in the station (Jack Finney fans will know what I mean...)
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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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New York Harbor: View from a Tugboat

PHeymont ·
  As travelers, we like to poke around in cities and look for the less-seen sights—but it’s easy to forget we have them at home, too. New York from the water is an example. In this century, we New Yorkers tend to forget how important...
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Risky business: selfies hanging out of helicopter

PHeymont ·
Bad enough poking people in the eye with a selfie stick! Now the rich and careless among the selfie brigade can take pictures of themselves hanging out the open door of a helicopter high over Manhattan. Why? Because they can, of course!   FlyNYON...
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JetBlue at JFK: A most unusual rooftop lounge

PHeymont ·
JetBlue likes to keep up its passenger-friendly image (despite imposing baggage fees this week) so it's not a big surprise that they've blazed a new path in airport amenities: a rooftop lounge on top of their Terminal 5 at JFK.   The space is...
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August 21, 2016 The Highline Park

Jonathan L ·
The Highline is an urban park built on the pathway of what was an elevated rail line through lower Manhattan. It provides an urban escape, and some interesting views back into the older industry f NYC.
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Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

Samantha ·
Not just a huge collection of books: Samantha shows us that the main research branch of the New York Public Library is worth a visit for the building itself.
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Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Ottoman ·
While touring New York City, Ottoman came upon this iconic skyscraper.
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Manhattan Monochrome

PHeymont ·
This picture was inspired by a 1930s Berenice Abbott photograph of lower Manhattan from the waterfront that I used in a blog about changing Manhattan views.
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Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball

Samantha ·
A New Years' visit to New York and a chance to see the iconic crystal ball, both up-close and as it drops to mark the beginning of another year.
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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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May 18, 2016: World Trade Center near dusk

PHeymont ·
A dusk view of the new One World Trade Center and its cohorts...not the New York skyline of memory.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 17, 2014: Manhattan Distortion

PHeymont ·
The new 1 World Trade Center building and Frank Gehry's 8 Spruce Street apartment tower join the Brooklyn Bridge in this image shot through the imperfect plate glass walls of the carousel pavilion in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 1st, 2014: Strawberry Fields, NYC

IslandMan ·
    Being a music fan, a Beatles fan and a John Lennon fan, I had to visit the Strawberry Fields memorial when we were in New York. It is located in Central Park West between 71st and 74th streets, directly opposite the Dakota Buildings...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

PHeymont ·
Lower Manhattan, arguably the original home of the skyscraper, has seen its profile altered over the years by new buildings of varying size and quality. In the past half-dozen years, two new and very tall ones have taken the trend in different...
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Manhattan from the Other Shore

PHeymont ·
Manhattan's skyline is constantly, although the changes are not always instantly obvious, at least not so much as the change between the city's days as a port where the ships lined the shore and the growth of huge buildings clustered together in their...
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Delta NY-BOS shuttle changes planes and LGA terminals

PHeymont ·
Starting in November, Delta's NY-Boston hourly shuttle operation is moving from the Marine Air Terminal, Laguardia's old terminal for the Pan Am flying boats of the 30s to Delta's main terminal at the far end of the field. It will no longer be able to...
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Mayor: NYC is more than just Manhattan!

PHeymont ·
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told an NYU Hospitality Conference that the city's tourism business is blooming, but the industry needs to help people find the out-of-Manhattan treasures that can build even more business. He pointed out not only new...
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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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Magnificent: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan

Samantha ·
New York's Saint Patrick's Cathedral left a big impression on Samantha, as she reports here.
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 7th, 2014: Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York

IslandMan ·
     A visit to New York City is a must on anyone's travel itinerary or wish list. Whether you go for the architecture, the history, the nightlife or to just soak in the whole atmosphere of the place, it is certainly an unforgettable...
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April 24, 2019: NYPD Smart Car

Samantha ·
Spotted on the road in Manhattan, this NYPD Smart Car. Some call it more approachable.
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Lego Store, NYC: Only the Best is Good Enough

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband stumbled upon a Lego store while strolling around Manhattan. She was amazed at all the different types and colors of Lego.
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Manhattan Bridge - Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great visit to New York and enjoyed their visit to Dumbo park and Manhattan Bridge.
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Aug. 14, 2019: Ladder 10/Engine 10, NYC

Samantha ·
Samantha delays her first slice of New York pizza to visit another New York institution: the Fire Department
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Historic Battery Park, Lower Manhattan, NY

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to a park with a history as long as New York's, and a large variety of things to see.
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Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband spent some time in New York City last Christmas. It was magical and they loved walking around the Union Square Holiday Market. It is a New York City tradition.
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December 21, 2019: F.A.O. Schwarz, NYC

Samantha ·
Last year Samantha and her husband were able to visit F.A.O Schwarz after being closed for 3 years. It is fun for children and adults.
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December Lights in New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walk through Manhattan to see some of the Holiday Lights
 
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