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Places to Visit in NYC
The saying here is "If you can't find it in NY, it doesn't exist!" is certainly true for almost EVERYTHING!
Near each of our residences or a short distance away, are numerous restaurants of virtually EVERY ethnicity! What's your flavor? Italian, German, Polish, French, Hungarian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Mexican, Caribbean, or just American from a 24 hr Diner or fast food to name a few.......its all here! In America's "melting pot" (NYC) are the traditional age-old ethnic pockets of Chinatown, Little Italy, Germantown, Polish and Irish areas and newer ethnic centers that have blended in such as Koreatown, the Russian & Indian centers and others too numerous to mention with their customs, traditions and flavors. Many great meals can be had for under $10/person!!
Sites to Visit These are really too numerous to mention.... so many to make your crew base stay really worthwhile!
•Broadway & Off Broadway Shows - You will be hard pressed to find a larger variety.
•Museums & Historical Memorials
Whether Art or Historical Museums or even Hobby & Product Museums, they are all here in NYC. There are several Aviation Museums such as The Cradle of Aviation Museum honoring the history of Aviation & Space travel to the moon located on what was Mitchell Field AFB near where Charles Lindberg took off on his famous solo trip to Paris (from nearby Roosevelt Field, now a shopping Mall). War Memorials abound as well as famous statues. The Air Power Museum at Republic Airport on LI has a great display of Air War memorabilia and actual war planes. There are the other famous sites like the New World Trade Center and the World Trade Center Memorial to honor those who died on 9-11-2001.
•Other sites of Interest -
The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Bridges & Skyscrapers galore, Lots of beautiful Architecture, the UN Building, Battery Park, Wall St., the Stock Exchange, the Wall St Bronze Bull, Chinatown, Little Italy, Washington Sq. Park, SoHo, Battery Park, 42nd ST Times Square, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, 5th Ave. shops, Central Park, The Plaza HotelRoosevelt Island accessible by NY's only Cable Car, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge and many other beautiful Bridges, South St. Seaport, City Island, Coney Island, Fire Island, The Hamptons, the USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier Museum and famous Aircraft including the Supersonic Concorde Passenger Plane on board the USS Intrepid in the Hudson River and Picturesque Riverside Drive on the Hudson & the Harlem River Drive (East River Drive) on the East River. There are just too many sites to mention and even see in a few days, and plenty to do and see with some free time! You can drive the entire shoreline completely circling Manhattan!
•Stores, stores & more stores! - As we say, "If you can't find it here it doesn't exist !! Many, many local stores & shops and modern shopping malls.
•Music, Concerts, Movies etc. - There are concerts held in numerous places, check local listings for time & location (many are free). There is always something going on at the Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, and/or Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Throughout the area are numerous movie theaters and every movie recently released is playing somewhere in the area.
•Conventions, Boat & Car Shows - The biggest shows are usually held at The Javits Convention Center, but many other shows are located throughout the area. Check the newspapers or I-net.
•Seaports, Boating & Fishing - Being that the area is comprised of islands we are surrounded by water. From the South St. Seaport in Manhattan, to Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, many Marinas in Queens, famous Freeport, Port Washington and Port Jefferson on LI, all the way to Montauk Pt., there are seaports where boating and fishing can be had. Don't forget there is The Circle Line Cruise boarding next to the USS Intrepid that takes one on a cruise around Manhattan Island pointing out all the sites to be seen from the ship and taking about 3-4 hours. You can also board a cruise ship for ocean going cruises to Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean or Europe right here in Manhattan!
•Sports - Baseball? We have two teams, the NY Yankees at their new Yankee Stadium and the NY Mets at their new stadium, City Field. Football? NY is home of the NY Jets. Across the Hudson is the Meadowlands Sports Complex, Forest Hills in Queens plays host to the famous Tennis tournament. There are Golf courses everywhere. Hockey? the NY Rangers play here. Basketball? How about the NY Nicks or the Harlem Globetrotters? They are ALL home teams to NY !
•Beaches & Pools - There's famous Coney Island, Breezy Pt, Riis Park, Bell Harbor the Rockaways, Long Beach, Pt Lookout, Jones Beach, Mastic Beach, Fire Island, the Hamptons and City Island to name a few. Pools are less plentiful and some require a membership or seasonal or some timeframe purchased ticket or proof of local residency etc. One would have to inquire before going so as not to be disappointed.
•Clubs, Pubs or Bars - They are plentiful almost one on every corner, almost.
This is by no means a complete and comprehensive list ! It is meant to give you a small sampling of things to see and do and certainly keep you from getting "homesick" or bored during your assignment to NY.
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