Marmara Manhattan Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... intellectual closure on it.
Straight onto the Interstate and a trouble-free drive down to New York, except for the dreadful state of the road surface the nearer we got to NY. The drive into JFK airport to drop off the hire car turned out to be relatively smooth and dropping off the car was even smoother. Onto the Airtrain and then the subway from Jamaica Station into the city. It all went to plan until we caught the B line Uptown; we didn't know that it doesn't serve as a "local line" at the weekends, so ...
Basically a full day of travelling which was the most stressful thing I have ever encountered - and I have a degree! 6 hour flight to NYC was fine, they had the 10th season of friends on the flight so managed to finish it .. Woohoo! But the wait at border control was horrible! Two hours standing in a hot & stuffy queue to then drive 2 hours on the other side of the road in the middle of the night with no food in your belly since lunch and no sleep since 9 am the following ...
... Our guide gave us a little history about the Twin Towers. Apparently when they were first built in the 70s everyone hated them. People thought they were ugly looking and even more annoyed that they were taller than The Empire State Building. They towers were not fully occupied for over a year or so, until one day when a French man saw a picture of the 2 tallest buildings in the world (at the time anyway) in a magazine and decided, "I'm going to walk ...
... from the station at his end of the line. We found the station without any problem, and looked at the people just rushing through like maniacs - reminded us of London or Tokyo - and we saw where to check the board, where to buy the tickets, and where to line up. And got the timetable and general info. Bought a very welcome beer in the station, and had a nice chat with a lovely guy who was interesting and waiting for his train home ...