New York City 2010

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New York City is no doubt one of the world’s most exciting destinations. In October of 2010 I spent four days in the Big Apple that were packed with excitement. From a walk down Broadway and Times Square, to a visit to Grand Central Terminal and the Rockefeller Centre, I covered some of New York City’s most beloved landmarks. A walking tour with a local expert through the Bronx was one of the highlights of this trip, as was a stroll on the High Line, one of the world’s first elevated parks that is located on a former freight railway line. A Chassidic Tour of Brooklyn introduced me to the lifestyle and philosophy of ultra-orthodox Jewish New Yorkers, and a bicycle tour of Manhattan took me up close to some of New York City’s most well-known sights. Culture and history were part of my explorations as well: a visit to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum helped me understand the challenges of 19th century immigrants in this city. Finally, a visit to the renowned Guggenheim Museum and Central Park capped off an amazing urban adventure in New York City.

New York City is always one of my favourite city destinations. I had visited the Big Apple a few times before, but always for an extremely short period of time, and I really wanted to… Read more.

On Sunday, October 17, 2010 we were in store for another exciting learning experience in New York City: using our Explorer Pass which gave us access to multiple attractions at one low reasonable price, we… Read more.

My first full day in New York City, October 16, 2010, started with bright sunshine and punctually at 10 am I met my local New York City expert, Ed Botwin, in the lobby of my… Read more.

My friend Linda had to leave early in the morning on October 18, 2010, so I was by myself again to explore the city. In the late morning I had planned a visit to the… Read more.

October 19, 2010 was my departure day. Since my flight was not leaving until the late afternoon I still had time for some explorations. After a nice breakfast inside the Shops at Columbus Circle, I… Read more.