Photo diary through New York City

New York City is around two hours from my hometown so I have been on countless day trips to NYC. Everytime I attempt to see something different in the city that never sleeps. And with so much to see, this post will be broken up into two parts.

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Central Park

The park has 778 acres of land to explore. Some of the highlights include the Imagine Memorial and Belvedere Castle. The Imagine Memorial is dedicated to John Lennon, who lived and died near his apartment close by. Many ameture musicians play his music near his memorial. There are always flowers adorning the memorial. The Belvedere Castle is also a standout among nature.

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New York City Public Library

Site of fictional wedding of Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big from Sex and City, the New York City Public Library is a grandiose attraction. This a free attraction that includes exhibits. People genuinely work in the library so taking pictures makes you feel like you are in a human zoo.

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Times Square

Probably the most well known part of New York City is Times Square. The tourists trap is extremely crowded and gives me anxiety. Yet, it is one of those places you just have to go to.

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FAO Schwarz

FAO Schwarz boasts the title of the oldest toy store in the world. Instantly, shoppers are greeted with singing workers dressed up. The one took the arm of my friend and serenaded her. The largeness of the store can be overwhelming, but the joy of being young again will fill your heart.

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Stardust Diner

If you would like a show with your meal, the Stardust Diner is the place to go. Singers hoping to make it to broadway or those already in off broadway shows are employed as the waiters in this diner. They will sing as you order your meal. The diner includes a stage in which you can watch performances while you eat.

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Broadway

I had the pleasure of seeing two broadway shows with my high school choir. The first was Chicago which was amazing. The second was How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying that starred Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel Radcliffe just finished up the Harry Potter movies and attempted broadway. I didn’t enjoy the show or Radcliffe’s singing, but it was nice to see such a popular star in a different role.

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Radio City Music Hall

Known as the home of the Rockettes, Radio City Music Hall is a New York landmark. I have yet to see a Rockettes show during the holiday season but it is on my bucket list.

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Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station is known as a romantic spot for lovers to reunite electrified by the bustle of transportation throughout the east coast. Although many romantic comedies used its location as the climax, I did not find a love interest in Grand Central Station. There is always a next time.

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Empire State Building

The precipice of New York City pop culture tends to surround the Empire State Building. I have yet to ride to the top of the NYC monument seeing as it costs $35 and I spend most of my money on food.

Keep an eye out for part two of the blog post, which I remain a tourists in some not as tourist-y places.

 

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