Rockafella Plaza & Times Square
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woke up with a blazing hangover which was mainly the fault of my Russian room mate who I had foolishly challenged to a vodka drinking competition the night before. After grabbing a quick coffee I headed to the subway station which ws just a couple of bloacks from the hostel. I had been told that the new york underground was very dirty compared to london but found it to be pretty clean. Despite what you see in the films I could not find any graffitti.
My first stop was too see the empire state building, I had read that it had a rooftop observation deck that offered the best views of the city. However the early morning queue was excessively long so instead I headed for the Rockafella Plaza. The plaza is amazing and felt so typically new york with the ice skating ring and the huge christmas tree.
I now headed into times square. I got off the subway at penn station and immediately saw the worls famous madison square garden. Walking towards times square I passed another famous venue, Radio City. Times square itself was a tourist hotspot and still had the remains of the new years celebrations littering the streets. Despite being a little bit of a tourist trap it still had a great atmosphere.
Next stop was Pier 17 to get a view of the famous Brooklyn bridge. I`m not sure why but ive always had a bit of a thing for bridges. I don`t know whether its the architecture of the bridge itself or the usually great views you get when you walk across them but I just love them. Probably the three most famous bridges in the world are Tower Bridge in London, Golden Gate in San Francisco and the Brooklyn bridge and now i had finally seen all three.