I have been to New York several times and love it.
I have a good friend who lives about 50 minutes out of the centre and I always stay with her.
New York is a delightful place where there is a huge diversity of everything!
She lives on acreage, and has never locked a front door or a car, and the people are so friendly around there.
I love that you can go to the theatre, buy anything you want, eat at such a huge range of places, and also see so much around and just a few hours out of the City. I find New York fascinating even though I generally do not like large cities.
I would like to visit the city just because it is NY. Otherwise I am not a fan of the concrete city. I like open spaces, grass, fresh air and such. I would like to visit the landmarks and enjoy some of the food that are associated with the city.
I would like to go there because I would like to see America. There is nothing more quintessentially American than N.Y, N.Y. I would just love to go there and see the sights, and then come right back home to OZ !!!
I would love to go.
Esp after 911, and have a look at the New WTC.
Have heard a lot about it, and have seen a lot on t.v....but Not in winter, Late spring early summer for me.
For me it's like 'you haven't lived' till you visit New York!
Well... I WENT to New York last year in October. Big Tip... do NOT stay at the Waldorf Astoria in the same week as the United Nations folk drop in (as we did)... you will experience frisking (like my husband did), metal detectors every time you go out for a coffee and being shown the side door if the "dignitaries" are using the front area.All this for $500 per night (yes... that's what we paid). Apart from that (and almost getting run over by Obama's limo driver - but that's another story)...we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We ever climbed to the top of the Statue of Liberty (looked out of her crown.. quite an experience but you need to book for tickets months in advance as it's limited access per day). My favourites? Finally seeing The Chrysler Building, climbing to the "crown", seeing the folk from Fox and Friends, Ground Zero area, Radio City Hall and Times Square. Oh oh oh, AND taking a trip on the subway! Whoo Hoo !
wotsy....now i feel like going again! you reminded me -you climbed empire State??? how many stairs? Even that I found amazing as in pictures it looks like a statue and I did not realise the enormity of it!
Finy - didn't climb the Empire State - climbed over 200 stairs of the Statue of Liberty (didn't even cheat by using the elevator like some folk did. This goes from the base to 1st floor (maybe 2nd, can't remember). My husband was climbing behind me and said "keep climbing, just keep climbing and we'll make it" We came all the way from Australia for this holiday so we were determined ! We booked the crown tour back in April 2016 for our trip in October of the same year. Once in a lifetime activity and the VIEW is AMAZING !
I just LOVED NYC! I went with my mum in June '68. We stayed in a lovely old hotel (It's since been demolished.) We also stayed with 2 friends of my parents at 2 different places. I loved Central Park, the cheap food, Central 21 (dept shore) & just everything! The 2nd time I was there with my mother also. We were going to a friends wedding in Boston in Aug' '95, so on the way there we went to NY & stayed in an apartment which belonged to a friend of a friend of the bride to be, as the family had gone away on a summer holiday. After Boston we went back to the apartments & stayed in the 1 belonging to the friends friend, who was going off on her holiday. (The doorman was looking after the keys for us) so we had another week there. Then lastly, in 2008, after a 2 week Alaskan cruise, my husband & I spent 3 weeks at a friends daughter apartment on 23rd Street, up on 14th floor, overlooking the Chrysler building! We went to 5th Ave, to Tiffany's. It was lovely standing outside the door that Audrey Hepburn stood outside of, eating her breakfast in the famous movie! In Tiffany's my husband bought me a beautiful gold 'trunk' charm with a very tiny ruby, sapphire & diamond on top of it. A couple of shops away, was the all glass Apple shop. We walked down the glass staircase, & came back up in the glass lift, after talking to the Apple staff for 45mins about buying a laptop. We also loved seeing the squirrels outside Central Park, but the locals can't stand the little critters! We visited a lot of museums, & galleries, 1 of them 3 times. And you don't have to pay the suggested entry frees, for anyone who's thinking of flying over there, 20 cents will do, not the $16 (in 2008) the museums suggest!