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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Top of the Rock (Part 1)

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Newly re-opened since my last visit to New York, the Top of the Rock is the perfect place from which to view the Manhattan skyline. For a start, you actually get to look AT the Empire State Building rather than …

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Streets of New York

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It’s always tempting to be distracted when strolling down Fifth Avenue. You know, the shops (was that Abercrombie calling?), the architecture, the bewildering array of pizza joints. But I tried to keep my eyes at street level and take a …

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