Lively, colorful New York

IMG_3381 (2)The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, whatever its name, New York City has something for every taste and every traveler. From incredible art galleries and museums to some of the world’s best restaurants, New York’s many offerings are well known to most visitors.

When I was a kid, I’ve always  wanted to visit this magnificent city and 2 years ago my dream came true.

IMG_3520Time Square

As far as city districts go, Times Square—New York’s busiest attraction—is a global legend. Rightfully so, since it’s the cinematic epicenter of NYC tourism, including the best Broadway shows and photo opportunities with The Naked Cowboy. Its fabled days of epic squalor are a distant memory! There is nothing quite like the energy and mood of Times Square at night! It is a must-see for anyone visiting NYC for the first time.

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Broadway

Broadway theatre, commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District. Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. So don’t hesitate and see a musical there!  ( I saw Mamma Mia  and it was amazing ) :–)

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Staten Island

20754235770_e623e639e2_oThe Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island . The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel.

The Statue of Liberty is a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess. She holds a torch above her head, and in her left arm carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

9/11 Memorial

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum are the principal memorial and museum, respectively. They commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 victims, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, which killed six. This is a beautiful sad place. I can’t described what I felt. It was like the world stopped living for a moment. You just have to visit New York and see this place!

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TIP: If you take the ferry to Liberty Island, you need to look at the beautiful New York skyline.

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If you want some rest

TIP: If you need to take a break, go for a walk. I had a beautiful view on Jersey City.  Even in big cities you find rest.

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Fifth Ave

Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare going through the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It stretches from West 143rd Street in Harlem to Washington Square North at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. It is considered among the most expensive and best shopping streets in the world.

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IMG_3832 (2)Central Park

Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors in 2013, and one of the most filmed locations in the world.Quite possibly the best park to cruise through, whether you’re walking, biking or taking a horse carriage ride through.

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Empire state Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown, Manhattan, New York City. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 m), and with its antenna included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center’s North Tower in late 1970.

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High line

The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. I made sure to make time in my trip and walk through the high line. It is amazing how beautiful it is up here. You can take a stroll through the city and see how truly beautiful this city really is. I was here in the summer so it wasn’t really the best time for a stroll in the NYC summer heat, but it was worth it none the less to me. It was great to see how green it was up there. And the history of the tracks are still there. There is seats to enjoy the scenery. It’s a lovely park and just amazing how transformed the area is with this park.

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 Tip : New york by night

If you want to see all the skyscrapers light up, you have to  walk on the Brooklyn Bridge by night.

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Welcome to china town

IMG_3682 (2).JPGVisiting Chinatown in Manhattan New York can be a delight to anyone who enjoys food, culture, entertainment, and shopping. Not only can you browse through the street markets and shops; you can also visit a restaurant or two with the cultural Chinese food you came to enjoy. There are a number of restaurants to choose from, as well as gifts to take home from the market. There is a little something for everyone who comes to enjoy a little piece of China right in New York.

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Wall street

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Wall Street is a street in lower Manhattan that is the original home of the New York Stock Exchange and the historic headquarters of the largest U.S. brokerages and investment banks. The term Wall Street is also used as a collective name for the financial and investment community, which includes stock exchanges and large banks, brokerages, securities and underwriting firms, and big businesses.

 

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IMG_3912 (2)MET museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially “the Met”, is located in New York City and is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world. This is an INCREDIBLE museum. The pieces on display are jaw dropping. The beauty, history of every exhibit is not to be missed! You can educate yourself a great deal on art history just by spending time at this museum. You can’t see it all in one day. This museum requires multiple visits to really see everything.

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TIP: Take the elevator to the top of the Met and enjoy the vieuw.

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IMG_4138 (2)MoMa

The Museum of Modern Art is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan. As an art student, of course I had to visit this museum. MoMA has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. MoMA’s collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture and photography,

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Funny story : I actually went behind the scenes at the MoMa. I know someone who works there and he took us in for free and showed us his office.

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