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Jul
30
2007

A Stormy Day in NYC

The weather was looking okay this morning, very hot, overcast and humid. You got the sense a storm was brewing and it has just arrived. The Empire State Building is a block away and I’m pretty sure it is acting as a lightning rod at this point because there is some very close by electrical activity going on. Before the rain set in I did a little bit of shopping, or at least looking through […]

Jul
30
2007

Central Park Run

On a pristine Saturday morning I decided that I’d work up a bit of a sweat going for a run in Central Park and maybe see some parts that I missed the other day. There were masses of people walking, jogging, rollerblading and bike riding along the paths and roads. The roads were seemingly closed to motor vehicle traffic, which meant there was plenty of room to spread out. There were some people out there […]

Jul
28
2007

Staten Island Ferry

I went back over my list of things to do in New York that I made before I left in Australia and I had listed down the Staten Island Ferry. On further research, a lot of places said it was THE best way to see the Statue of Liberty and not only that it’s free. I caught the subway down to Lower Manhattan again, the station is inside the ferry terminal so that was easy. […]

Jul
27
2007

Central Park

Central Park was really a pleasant surprise; I guess my expectations were lowered after Boston Common. The place is huge, so big in fact that I was there for a few hours and I wouldn’t have even seen half of it. It’s quite amazing that in the middle of such a densely population something of that magnitude could exist. I wish I was staying closer by, I would be running around that place everyday if […]

Jul
26
2007

The Empire State Building

The beginning of the Empire State Building Observatory process is riddled with waiting and lines. First there is a line to get through the revolving door that takes you into the lobby (because you can only go through one at a time), then there is a line to go through security, then to buy tickets, then to get into the elevator, then once you are on the 80th floor another queue to take either the […]

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