Friday, 28 November 2014
November last year (2013) we had our first trip to New York, we arrived two days after Thanksgiving.
The weather was perfect, cold but sunny. We stayed at the Hotel Pennsylvania, in the heart of Manhattan, its central location and historic feel made us fall in love with the Hotel and our room overlooked the Empire State Building!
The size and scale of the buildings when standing in the street was breath taking.
Our short trip was so memorable, we took in the seasonal sights of New York City on a budget, walked through Central Park, took a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, saw the Statue of Liberty, visited Wall Street, took a stroll on the High Line, shopped at Macy's walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, absorbed the atmosphere of Times Square, visited museums, art galleries, ate in wonderful restaurants again on a budget, and lots more.
We enjoyed using public transport, buses and subways using a MetroCard.
Our trip was a wonderful adventure we have been back since and are planning another one soon!
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
On one of our trips to New York City we stopped off at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, it gave off a captivating air and feel of art, culture, music, dance and performance. The complex has a spacious courtyard leading to various theatres alluring you in to enjoy a performance of your choice whether it be opera, ballet, orchestra, music venue, performing arts, a movie, high profile media event, exhibition, circus! dining, shopping etc.
Also the Lincoln Center is the home of the famous Juilliard School, from where many famous performers have graduated. The popular Film Fame made in 1980 and spin off TV series 'Fame' was also based on this high school for Performing Arts.
You will find the Center in the Lincoln Square Neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.
Friday, 7 November 2014
Today a new speed limit of 25 mph is being introduced to New York City. The plan from New York City Department of Transportation is to reduce tragic death on the streets of the City and 30mph traffic signs are being replaced to 25mph.
Highways and Parkways still have the higher speed.
Signs will be placed at airports to remind visitors of the new limit.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
New York is hosting a 'Canstruction' Competition beginning November 6th 2014 until November 20th 2014.
The 'Canstruction' Charity has events all over the USA, Canada and Australia, gathering food cans for charity, which are first sculptured into amazing designs by local contractors, engineers, artists and architects.
After being on display the cans are dismantled and donated to City Harvest.