Duane Street Hotel
Travel Blogs from New York City
... of fish and other unknown and unmentionable items was almost overwhelming.
Back via subway to our neck of the woods for a craft beer at Heartland Brewery pub in the first floor of the Empire State Building (which we were amazed to discover took one year and 45 days to build). This was a return visit for us. Good beer and a nice cider for JB. Being creatures of habit and fond of a good thing we ...
... drop. It could be like an old cartoon where the characters are running and the same few frames of background just keep repeating behind them. I think that is the problem with New York for me. There is no real reprive from the monotony of block after block of roads, buildings and pavements. At the meat packing district is a disused storey high rail track that the city has converted into a pleasant walk way that proceeds north for about ...
Today we did The Highline. The Highline was a highlight of NYC. 2 stories up was an old rail line that used to weave its way through Greenwich and Chelsea. It was abandoned for a very long time and so had grown its own scruffy but unique ecosystem. A band of merry enthusiasts thought that it should be turned into a public walkway, so armed with spades, water, landscapers ...
... just once, for the experience, but I can see why locals avoid it at all costs. Union station – beautiful architecture. Makes Sydney Central look like a tin shed. Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) – The suggested admission fee is $25 each. Hmm….it being 4:15pm and the museum closing at 5:15pm we felt that the hour was not worth that so we paid less than the suggested. They. Were. Not. Impressed. Oh well, that’s going to happen unless ...
... and sent to prison which he then escaped from. He was recovered in Spain put back in prison and died there penniless. Next stop on the tour was the Financial District, Wall Street and the Stock Exchange. Sadly the old image of hundreds of men gathered in the Stock Exchange clutching their small prices of paper to show their shares being bought and sold no longer exists thanks to the arrival of the Internet. Most companies do all their buying and selling online and no ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility