The Plaza

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Most hotels that I stay in are only worth writing about for comedy value, in an “If my mother could see me now” kind of way. So staying in a hotel like the Plaza? A little bit out of my …

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South Street Seaport

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Now this is my kind of place. Great views (check), urban culture (check), water (check), wooden boardwalk (OK, I’d never considered that but check seeing as it’s there). The South Street Seaport is way down on the Lower East Side …

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Central Park Part Deux

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I thought (curse of Hollywood and Nephews) that the Central Park Zoo was a figment of the imagination of Madagascar. Imagine my surprise upon finding that it isn’t. (There’s a zoo in Regent’s Park, so why not in Central Park?). …

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Central Perk, sorry PARK

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Another must-do on the New York circuit, that walk through Central Park. This, on the other hand, never fails to delight me. In the fading early March sun, it was cold and bleak, but the squirrels and the joggers were …

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Times Square

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Useless Fact #1 about Times Square: it costs more to rent space outside the buildings (i.e on which to hang your advertisement) than it does to rent space inside the building (where you wouldn’t be able to see out on …

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Top of the Rock (Part II)

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It’s awful high up here! But it takes less than 50 seconds to get up there, thanks to some clever lifts (sorry, elevators). There’s even a view on your way up, thanks to a cool glass-topped elevator. One of the …

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