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A New York Harbour Sunset

by Rosemarie John February 17, 2012

A great way to spend an evening in New York is to watch the sun set while you cruise around the harbour. With the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for backdrop, cruising one of the largest natural harbours in the world is a great way to soak in the views. The harbour is made out of the waterways of the […]

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The Statue of Liberty – Her Story

by Rosemarie John January 31, 2012

An imposing figure in the New York Harbour, The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States on the centenary of American independence in 1886. Friendship that was established during the American Revolution. Over time it has become a symbol of freedom and democracy. In French, the statue […]

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Staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® at Edgewater

by Rosemarie John January 17, 2012

Finding reasonable accommodations in the heart of New York City can be difficult. Big decent rooms are expensive and cheaper options are shabby. Hotels providing rooms that share a common bathroom down the aisle exist at considerably low prices, something you might consider if you’re ready to rough it out. But what happens if you’re travelling with family and need […]

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The Upper East Side of Manhattan – A Photo Story

by Rosemarie John January 10, 2012

This photo story features street scenes and artistic buildings of uptown Manhattan. Located in the northern region of the island, the upper east-side is considered the wealthiest zip code in America with beautiful mansions, apartments buildings and monuments of the movers and shakers of New York City. Walking around the Upper East Side offers a chance to admire the intricate […]

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How to Travel from New Jersey to New York by Ferry

by Rosemarie John January 6, 2012

By Rosemarie John – Visiting New York but unable to bear the high expense involved with hotel stays and taxi fares? Here’s a solution… Opt to stay just across the river in Edgewater or Port Imperial, New Jersey and take the NY Waterway Ferries across each day. It saves a lot on transportation cost and its the fastest and easiest […]

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The Onion-Shaped Dome of the Central Synagogue in New York

by Rosemarie John January 6, 2012

Designed by Henry Fernbach, the exterior of the Central Synagogue is dominated by two octagonal towers rising 122 feet that are meant to be reminiscences of Solomon’s Temple. The towers are topped with onion-shaped, green copper domes and has one large window accompanied by many smaller arched windows. The Central Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in continual usage in New […]

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One World Trade Center Basking in the Sun

by Rosemarie John January 6, 2012

Formerly known as the Freedom Tower, the 105-storey One World Trade Center will be America’s tallest building – and an indelible New York landmark. Located in lower Manhattan, the 2.6-million-square-foot building will soar above the city at 1,776 feet. Still under construction the tower’s steel currently remains at the 92nd floor (1,145 ft), while glass panels have reached the 69th […]

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An Enduring Symbol of New York City – Grand Central Terminal

by Rosemarie John December 27, 2011

What so grand about the Grand Central Terminal? Everything! From its history and architecture to its gourmet restaurants and its latest addition of the 5th Apple Store in New York city, its an architectural and technological marvel built almost a century ago. With 750,000 people passing through the terminal every day, it is interesting to note how it was once meant […]

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Lights of the Holiday Tour by CitySights NY

by Rosemarie John December 19, 2011

In the world of travel today, most travellers opt to explore places on their own instead of signing in on a pre-arranged guided tour even before they leave their home country. Guided tours can often be rather constrained with minimum time allocations at each sight seeing stop, with also the chances of having to visit places that may not even […]

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A Manhattan Christmas!

by Rosemarie John December 19, 2011

The whole feeling of Christmas in New York is ignited by the lighting of the famous tree at Rockerfeller Plaza. Considered by many American’s as a country-wide symbol of the holiday season, the tree, traditionally a Norway Spruce, is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights on five miles of wire. The kick-off of the season took place on 30 […]

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