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May 28, 2004 - New York, New York (accent please!)

28/5 Friday Up 4.30am - ugghh!!!! Got to the airport via a very expensive taxi - EC$100!!!!! MUST review all flight times & make sure no early morning ones! The check in was fine - the guy remembered me from when I arrived, which was a tad scary!! When I got to Puerto Rico, it took a whole 10 mins to get through US immigration, which I felt mighty fine about, considering the bad press I've had about it!!! Onward & upward to JFK..... Had to do a detour to New Jersey because it was raining in New York, so refuelled, and went back, ended up...

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Pippa on Tour

May 28, 2004 - Journey to JFK Airport

The ride was a traffic filled adventure, but we made it fine. We were the last to be dropped off at the terminal. We went in just about 7:05 pm to get in line for the ticket counter. The line seemed long, but was not too long. This was because the majority of passengers seemed be flying Egypt U-Haul airlines. I could not believe the number of HUGE bags that people had to check. We cleared check-in and then had almost 4 hours to take-off. We moved to the waiting area. I cleaned up my email and downloaded today's pictures. I read the paper...

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May 27, 2004 - New York

The flight was on time and uneventful. AirTran has a good product. It was our first flight on them. We landed, collected our bags and then hunted for a way into town. We took the Airport BuS into town. It is the cheapest way into town, but it was not worth the extra $3 saved. We had to wait and wait at Grand Central Station for a little van to take us on to the hotel. We later discovered it was just 6 short blocks away. You live and learn. We went to the hotel and checked in. No toilet paper in the room. I got the room changed. Better view....

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Oct 30, 2002 - The Big Apple during Halloweeen

The Big Apple!! What a crazy place! So much activity, so many people. But I can see why people love living here. There is so much to do and see. We stayed at The NY Athletic Club, a reciprocal Club with our MAC. This used to be great value, but they got wise to the amount of $$ they were leaving on the table!! The rate $214 plus a bunch of tax!) is still reasonable by NY standards. There was an article in USA today while we were there about 5 hotels under $200 in NYC -- none was less than $185!! -- and not as well located. We were...

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Jan 9, 2001 - 1981 May 17 – New York City – DAY 2 - Week End with Binky Cabrera

Today was another busy day of touring with Binky and her mother. Because she has spent most of her life in New York City, her head is full of information! The most exciting part for me was the trip to the Statue of Liberty. We climbed the stairs all the way to her forehead. The arm section was closed. The stairway was quite narrow and it was very warm inside, but it was well worth the climb. At the Empire State Building, the wind at the top was quite strong. I had to brace myself against the wall in order to steady my camera! My photos...

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Jun 27, 1990 - Fun in New York

We had a wonderful day exploring Central Park by a horse drawn carriage. In New York City, horse-drawn carriages are a symbol of pre-modern life before the advent of motor vehicles. During this time, New Yorkers used to transport by horse-drawn carriages. As a result and over time, horses remained a symbol to New York City along with the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty and the street-side performers. Horse-Drawn Carriages are one of the rare ways to taste the Central Park history.

The standard carriage ride...

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Jun 24, 1990 - Omni Berkshire Place

We are staying at the beautiful Omni Berkshire Place. It is only 2 blocks from of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall and 10 minutes from Central Park by foot. It features on-site dining and a sundeck. We don’t have our car so this hotel was the perfect choice for us. We had a wonderful dinner at the Fireside Restaurant. It is part of the Manhattan Berkshire Place, serving contemporary American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and they have 24-hour room service. :-) Let the fun begin.

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