New York

Empire Diner

 

Being in New York Recently I though I would Share a few tips and some great places to eat while you are there. There is so much to do here so you may not get to it all in one visit.

Best way to get from JFK to Manhattan

Use the Air Train from JFK this connects with the Long island railroad (LIRR) at Jamaica station, straight to Penn Station right in the heart of Manhattan. About 35min Total. Air Train is $5, pay at Jamaica station, Long island Railroad depends on times approx. $7.You can buy a combined Air train and LIRR ticket once you arrive at Jamaica station.

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Once in Manhattan 

If you are the for more than 4 Days Buy an Unlimited ride Metro card $30USD as each trip is $2.75 so if you are exploring the city the 7 day Card is much better Value.

If you have time Visit a Gospel Church (amazing), See a Show on Broadway, you can get Half Price tickets at the Time Square Ticket office.

Figuring out Uptown and Downtown,

Uptown Manhattan refers to the area above 59th Street,Upper Manhattan refers to the area above 96th Street,Downtown Manhattan refers to the area below 14th Street,Lower Manhattan refers to the area below Chambers Street,Midtown Manhattan refers to the area between 34th Street and 59th Street.(see Easy)

Eating out. Big Tip (Share the portion sizes are huge)

Breakfast

Red Flame Diner

This is our favourite breakfast place (Great Food and Good Value)

Address: 67 W 44th St #1, New York, NY 10036, United States.

Restaurants 

Empire Diner (http://www.empire-diner.com)

Corner of 22Nnd street & 10TH Avenue ) Chelsea NEW YORK CITY

(The atmosphere her is great the food is very good, is slightly on the more expensive scale but well worth it)

Tía Pol (http://tiapol.com/info.html)

205 Tenth Avenue Between 22nd and 23rd Streets in Chelsea.(We enjoyed this Restaurant very much; tapas style food, which was amazing, though this is on the upper scale of price)

Shake Shack (For that Burger and fries you are craving)

409 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States,We went to the one in Brooklyn Just near the Brooklyn Bridge. Great Value, Great Burgers really enjoyed it here.

Junior’s

386 Flatbush Ave Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States

Again we went to the one in Brooklyn for cheesecake and coffee, we did not eat dinner here but the food looked great and lots of it. The Coffee was good and the cheesecake was amazing.

Hope you find this helpful if you are planning a trip to New York

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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

 

Street Scene

New York is such a great City for Street Photography,

in an instant there is opportunities to take a Photograph, there is always a character, or something happening that just grabs your attention.

No one really pays much attention to what other people are doing, there are just to busy doing there own thing.

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NYC Streets

New York City Street Scenes

Our trip has come to an end and we are now back home.

I had a great time on the streets of New York.

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Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay

 

Looking out across the The Chesapeake Bay from the Jetty at Hemingway’s Restaurant Stevensville, Kent Island.

The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary lying inland from the Atlantic Ocean, and surrounded by the North American mainland to the West, and the Delmarva Peninsula to the East. It is the largest such body in the US.

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Love Park

Love Park

Philadelphia

We had a great time in Philadelphia from experiencing a Philly cheesesteak to

seeing the statue and steps from Rocky, great city lots to do

Love Park is a plaza located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The park is nicknamed Love Park for Robert Indiana’s Love sculpture which overlooks the plaza

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Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

 

Looking towards Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883

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NYC Window

NY Window

 

New York City Street Scene

Looking through the window of the New York Public Library

The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen the community 

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Manhattan

Manhattan Sjyline

 

View of the Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

This is a Photograph that I have wanted to take for a very long time, and it was freezing cold -5 degrees, but worth the wait.

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Winter Storm

NY Man

 

Winter Storm Warning

New York Street Scene

-4C here Today 24F the snow just keeps coming at times sideways, just amazing though

like a winter wonderland

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New York City Streets

New York City Street Scenes

Its great to be back in New York as part of our trip, Such a great place for street Photography. There is always something happening here !!

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