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 Words may not be adequately enough to describe. Aaahh...travelling. The remedy, the cure. So much excitement. But only he/she who travels know the exact feelings. The moment the landing gears touch the airport runway, there is this feeling, that makes you want to smile, literally. As for me, arrived in American soil, my heart beat faster. Thinking and guessing what was going to be like?..... New York City...I would say this one is of my favorites. I eagerly waited for the time to come, especially after you knew, you just finished your works, tons of it. I took a British Airways flight from London after my assignment, 8 hours in the sky. Arrived in JFK about 11pm. Passed the immigration check point, took a cab (cost me about 55 bucks plus tips) headed to a hostel, the L-Hostel somewhere at the corner of 118th Street, Manhattan, yup, Harlem if im not mistaken.

There she is..
Spent couple of nites there. During the day, i learnt using the subway, did a little studies on the map, jeez...NYc is huge. But the good thing is everything seems organised. I don't think anybody may get lost around here (unless you are blind). Any traveller who always travel will definitely knows where to find the ways to go places and get back. Public transports is the 'king'. Hail to the MTA. After couple of days, I decided to find a better place. Not a hotel, I ain't here for honeymoon. So, googled up and found this perfect way, Bed & Breakfast. And so I did...found a place at Prospect Place in Brooklyn. A cosy room that cost me around 20 bucks, surprisingly cheap. The host really did a great job as a host. Feels like staying at your friend's place, to be honest.
In the subway..
 Discovering new place is like being in a maze. It is fun. It is much more fun here in New York. So many things to explore, and yet so many I could not do :(. I blamed the time. Below are the list of things I have managed to do and places I have visited:-

1) Enjoy the weather - snowy few times, wind chill          

2) Took great pictures.

3) Harlem, Brooklyn, Central Park, East & West Side of Manhattan, Little Italy, Chinatown, Soho, Tribeca, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, Coney Island & Brighton Beach, Ground Zero, Wall Street, The United Nations HQ and Brooklyn Bridge.

4) Shopping at 5th Avenue, Saks, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, JC Penney.

Behind them was actually a bus..

5) Rode the long limo (the white hummer)                                                         

6) Checked out the clubs

7) Went to a Jazz Performance, live music performances      

8) Ate hotdogs everyday & the frog legs once (at Nathan's)

9) Gave dimes to the homeless                                                                       

10)  Met up with travbuddies

11) Bumped into a Movie scene-they were shooting 30 Rock somewhere near Lafayette St.

12) Left my 'heart' in New York                   

To be continued...

    

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There she is..
There she is..
In the subway..
In the subway..
Behind them was actually a bus..
Behind them was actually a bus..
Near the Rockefeller..
Near the Rockefeller..
The Brooklyn Bridge (just love mon…
The Brooklyn Bridge (just love mo…
The Times Square..
The Times Square..
Times Square after dark
Times Square after dark
Central Park..
Central Park..
The friendly chipmunk
The friendly chipmunk
Chasing the squirrel
Chasing the squirrel
Typical winter afternoon
Typical winter afternoon
Manhattans View from Staten Island
Manhattan's View from Staten Island
Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station
52nd & 53rd St. I think..
52nd & 53rd St. I think..
Hot dogs..
Hot dogs..
NYPD Blues..
NYPD Blues..
Ladder 6
Ladder 6
A shot of passer by..
A shot of passer by..
Ladies love this place..
Ladies love this place..
The Empire State Building - Stands…
The Empire State Building - Stand…
Check out the view up there..
Check out the view up there..
Snowy day..
Snowy day..
Pier 31
Pier 31
Ground Zero
Ground Zero
The New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange
The man..
The man..
Helping the host cleared up the pa…
Helping the host cleared up the p…
At the UN Head Office
At the UN Head Office
The famous Nathans
The famous Nathan's
The frog legs
The frog legs
One gloomy afternoon at Brighton B…
One gloomy afternoon at Brighton …
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Coney Islands Cyclone
Coney Island's Cyclone
328 km (204 miles) traveled
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