Ace Hotel New York
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAce Hotel New York New York City
Love the ACE. Perfect for the forgotten traveller - people aged 25yrs to 45yrs! Great atmosphere, rooms and coffee. It is all in the detail.
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... Central and it is a very impressive building with tons of people going through there on a daily basis.
On my way back from Grand Central, I went to the Public Library - very cool.
But my favourite spot was definitely Bryant Park.
It's right behind the public library and for Christmas they put an ice rink there. They had some Christmas stalls there too, almost like a proper German Christmas market but not quite. ...
... but we jumped on the outer borough one. Apparently doing the Manhattan one can nearly kill you since the restaurants are so close together and there no chance to digest. Glad we did this one. So much fun!!! We did one last hurrah and got a Belgian waffle at Wafles and Dinges ( www.wafelsanddinges.com ) food cart and headed back to the hotel to rub our bellies and soak up the air conditioning. Tomorrow we head home. Thanks for letting us share our adventure. See you all ...
... the cable car and eagerly clamber up to the staging platform. The ride is both awe inspiring and reminiscent of those iconic shots of New York in the 1930's. However, Roosevelt Island is somewhat lacking in excitement apart from a Chernobyl-looking power station. We are directed by the local "security officers" to a diner and tuck into sausage and scrambled eggs washed down by "Diet Snapple". The weather forecast predicts thunder and rain later in the day so we head Central Park ...
... the West side of Manhatan where once stood the twin towers, now the gleaming new 'Freedom tower'
Also, from the side window there is a direct view of the Empire state building.
We chat for ages about how Doris has grown up in New York and how the events of 9/11 has so changed not only the physical landscape and caused huge security changes to NY but the entire psyche of the New Yorkers themselves.
We book tickets ...
... that the restaurant we were looking for closed 2-3 years ago! Plan B was just around the corner though, in the form of a place called Purple Ginger, where the food was amazing and the Chang was cold! We ate, drank and caught up, and even met her boyfriend Nick, who came over to meet us from work. After dinner we moved on to a wonderful whole in the wall bar just around the block from the restaurant, called Grassroots bar. Awesome! We sat, drinking pitchers of beer and ...