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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Weekend trip to New York

My first trip ever to New York City took place over the weekend May 31th - June 2th.



As my stay was short I tried to reach over as many of the most touristy things possible.
This included:
- Observation deck Top of The Rock on 30 Rockefeller Plaza
- Observation deck on Empire State building
- A rickshaw ride in Central Park
- A walk by World Trade Center/Ground Zero
- Visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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Arriving

My plane approched Newark International from the west, giving a good view to Manhattan island.


Central Park, West New York in the foreground


Midtown skyline, Union City in the foreground


Lower Manhattan skyline, Jersey City in the foreground


The Pulaski Skyway bridge, Statue of Liberty in the top right
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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On the New Jersey turnpike, heading for my hotel in the suburb Hasbrouck Heighs, New Jersey.




Metlife Stadium, home to NY Jets and NY Giants. Seatung capacity of 80.000 people.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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Times Square

From the hotel it was a 40 minutes (or 2 hour during rush hour) trip to the Port Authority Bus terminal in Midtown.

First thing outside the terminal...

New York Times Building, 220 metres tall (319 including spire)






World Apparel Center, 153 metres
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #5
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Times Square






View down West 42th street






Paramount building, 138 metres tall
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:55 PM   #6
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44th Street, Metlife Building in the center

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Old June 20th, 2013, 01:03 PM   #7
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...more Times Square


Paramount building again


New York Marriott Marquis hotel, 175 metres tall



Done with Times Square. Now we are heading for Rockefeller Center
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Old June 21st, 2013, 12:28 AM   #8
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View down 49th street, Exxon building (229 metres) to the left, McGraw Hill building to the right (205 metres)


View to the west and One Worldwide Plaza (237 metres)


Looking up



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Old June 21st, 2013, 12:33 AM   #9
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Rockefeller Plaza Exterior


30 Rockefeller Center/GE Building (259 metres)
The centerpiece of the Rockefeller Center, and host to Top of the Rock observation deck on the top floors.



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Old June 21st, 2013, 12:37 AM   #10
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Top of the Rock


Lobby decoration


View towards Central Park


View to the south and Empire State Building


Bank of America tower (288 metres, 366 with Spire) and Condé Nast building (247 metres, 341 with spire)
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Old June 21st, 2013, 12:39 AM   #11
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For such a short trip I'm already seeing you got lots of good pics.

You also are very well oriented about what you are seeing which makes it much better too :-)
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Old June 21st, 2013, 12:54 AM   #12
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Nice set of pictures. Looking forward to more!
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Old June 21st, 2013, 01:02 AM   #13
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Some more from the top





Crysler building hidden behind 383 Madison Ave/Bear Stearns World HQ (230 metres) and MetLife Building (246 metres)

Final picture from the top


My apologies for the blurryness of some of the pictures, and thanks for the comments
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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:20 PM   #14
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gorgeous, I've seen alot of NYC photos but never tired of looking at them and I particularly like those shots with sunset at the end of the road....which one is it btw?
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 02:39 PM   #15
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gorgeous, I've seen alot of NYC photos but never tired of looking at them and I particularly like those shots with sunset at the end of the road....which one is it btw?
The first sunset picture is from 40th street, looking west, and the other ones are from 42th street.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #16
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Day two

First a couple of pictures taken from the hotel out in New Jersey. A little to much smog, bu you can se the contours of Manhattan at least.


Teterboro airport in the center

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40 West street


NY Times building again





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Old June 24th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #19
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View down 6th avenue from 35th street


Macy's, world largest department store (according to the sign).


The Herald Square building (100 metres tall)


Worlds most iconic skyscraper, Empire State building (381 metres tall/443 with spire)
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Top of the Rock..On..
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