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New York City

I've been to a lot of big cities but nothing compares to this one. We only had time to cruise around Manhattan but even that took us several days with hours of walking. It was very cool to see the neighborhoods that we've all heard about. Everywhere you look are countless restaurants, bars (which close at 4am - big trouble...) and places to shop. It's a very clean city with almost no garbage on the streets and no panhandlers hassling you thanks to the former Mayor Guilliani (sp?).

Times Square

Times Square

Big Apple Corner

Big Apple Corner

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Amazing selection of brews at the Ginger Man

Amazing selection of brews at the Ginger Man

After enjoying the brews at the Ginger Man

After enjoying the brews at the Ginger Man

The buildings are enormous and so tightly packed in that there isn't a square inch of unused space. But somehow, you don't feel overwhelmed by this. The people here were a real surprise as well. I had always heard that New Yorkers were a harsh breed of folks and this wasn't my experience at all. In fact, I found them to be very friendly and hospitable.

Gate of Central Park

Gate of Central Park

Castle in Central Park

Castle in Central Park

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Another very noticeable thing here is that the people in NY are eternally stylish. Everyone was perfectly attired in some funky outfit with matching accessories. I had never believed that people actually wore the clothing that I've seen on fashion television but boy, I was wrong.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn across from Manhattan

Brooklyn across from Manhattan

Manhattan

Manhattan

Us with our gracious host and guide, Murph

Us with our gracious host and guide, Murph

Local wildlife in Battery Park

Local wildlife in Battery Park

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The traffic is crazy. Not only congested as you would expect but the drivers are mad, especially the cabbies. People completely disregard lane lines while speeding down the boulevards (a la Montreal) and pedestrians ignore traffic signals and walk between the crush of vehicles as if they owned the place. Apparently, there's a law in NY against honking because so much of Manhattan is residential that nobody would ever have any peace if all the folks were to use their horns.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church

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There are a million people on the streets at any given time and you're constantly fighting crowds, even on a Sunday morning.
Nexus of the Universe

Nexus of the Universe

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Little Italy

Little Italy

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Times Square

Times Square

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Empire State Building

Empire State Building

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There is way too much to say about NYC so all I will say is that you have to come and check it out yourselves. It's unbelievable!

Posted by ReneeJared 12:20 Archived in USA

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Cool, New Yoke city. I've wanted to go there for half my life. Looks like the beer there works as good as the beer here LOL. Enjoy yourselves do not rush home because home will always be here, mind you, there is two meters of snow on Baker TeeHEE. Love AL and lynn. PS I worked with Paco today, he misses you man.

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