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Boarding the USS Intrepid in New York City

by Rosemarie John May 10, 2013

If you’re an aerospace and defence junkie like me, then a trip to the Intrepid Sea, Space and Air Museum Complex is a must when you in the Big Apple. Opened in 1982, the Museum is centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11), one of the most successful ships in US history, and now a national historic landmark. In 1943, […]

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Experiencing Times Square – Dining at Junior’s

by Rosemarie John December 17, 2012

Shops on either side of the road, blazing neon signs, a million yellow cabs rushing by, ticket hustlers at every turn, hordes of busy humanity rushing to and fro, swanky designer stores, a babel of world languages and police men on galloping horses’ sums up our first unique impressions of Times Square. Termed “The Crossroads of the World”, Times Square […]

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Inside the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York

by Rosemarie John October 26, 2012

The Museum at Eldridge Street is located within the Eldridge Street Synagogue which opened its doors on New York’s Lower East Side in 1887. Nearly lost to time, harsh weather and limited use, this National Historic Landmark has been faithfully and painstakingly restored to its evocative original condition. Today, it is the only remaining public marker of the great Jewish […]

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Walking the Streets of New York’s Chinatown

by Rosemarie John October 23, 2012

Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Chinatown in New York is considered as the site of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere. Before Chinatown became Chinatown, it was a Jewish enclave for Eastern European Jewish immigrants for decades. The Lower East Side was and is still home to the very first synagogue located on Eldridge […]

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Face of an Angel – The Peace Fountain

by Rosemarie John August 17, 2012

Up close… the sculptured face of archangel Michael. A truly thought provoking piece, the Peace Fountain at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine depicts the struggle of good and evil. The forces of good, embodied in the figure of the archangel Michael, triumph by decapitating Satan, whose head hangs from one side.

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Concorde Revisited in NYC

by Rosemarie John June 26, 2012

Seeing the insides of the sleek supersonic Concorde would have been but a dream for many, but today visitors to the Intrepid Museum are allowed access to a real treat –  a seat inside the Concorde’s luxurious first class cabin inclusive of an up close look inside her sophisticated flight deck. The Concorde is a product of Anglo-French cooperation. When […]

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Photo Story: The Colours of Manhattan

by Rosemarie John May 12, 2012

Located at the mouth of the Hudson River, Manhattan is considered the most densely populated of the five-boroughs of New York City. Whether you approach the city from the water or view the city from several feet above street level, the first thing that strikes you are the brown and metallic colour buildings that make up the cityscape. Their uniformity […]

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Lombardi’s Pizza – Little Italy

by Rosemarie John May 1, 2012

Founded in 1905 and known to be the oldest Pizzeria in the United States, Lombardi’s Pizza is a must try when visiting the Big Apple. Located in the heart of Little Italy in Lower Manhattan, this rustic pizza joint is famous for their smoky-crusted pizza with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. The genius of this pizza starts with the crust, which […]

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The National September 11 Memorial Visit

by Rosemarie John April 5, 2012

Located at the World Trade Center site, commonly known as Ground Zero, the National September 11 Memorial is a place of tranquillity amidst the bustling Financial District of New York. A location that was once a grim plot of rubble, debris and human remains has transformed into a peaceful place for remembering the precious lives that were lost eleven years […]

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Top of the Rock, New York City

by Rosemarie John March 16, 2012

For the best 360-degree panoramic view of New York City, head up to Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center. It is also the only place where you get a breath-taking view of the Empire State Building up close. Built during the great depression as New York City faced economic catastrophe,  the on-going construction of Rockerfeller Center created […]

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