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Q: Travel to New York City ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Travel to New York City
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: rasput1n-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 07 Dec 2003 17:03 PST
Expires: 06 Jan 2004 17:03 PST
Question ID: 284541
Need the top ten things to do in New York City.  I want a short
paragraph on each thing describing what it is and why it's fun.  Small
photos would be a bonus.   Links not needed, just text on the top ten
things.  Please don't list statue of liberty and empire states
building.  I want to hear about things that aren't totally obvious,
however, something like ellis island is ok.

Clarification of Question by rasput1n-ga on 07 Dec 2003 17:09 PST
I will also give a bonus ($8) if you can list 5 hotels and give short
answer on why these hotels stand out.
Subject: Re: Travel to New York City
Answered By: leader-ga on 13 Dec 2003 22:04 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello rasput1n-ga:

It was a delight to answer your question. As I have worked in the
tourism industry and I am crazy about anything that is ?Hotel?, I
undertook this assignment. Guess what, I am from New York City.

In selecting the top 10 attractions, I didn?t include Empire State,
Famous Museums, Liberty Island and some other prominent landmark
features. What I included is the list of the sites that are sometimes
missed by the visitors but that shouldn?t be. You might consider one
or two of the sites that I have mentioned to be prominent and famous
but than they were included because of their diverse attractions. For
example, Madison Square Garden is famous but it has many theatres and
small entertainment clubs from comedy to magic.

I took time and careful consideration in compiling this list but if
you think that you want to request other criteria, please let me know.

I will post my five favorite NYC hotels after the list. Rest assured
that the hotel list is not any research but my knowledge and personal
visits to these places.


Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
If you like sports than you just have to visit Chelsea Pier; if you
hate sports, even than you have to visit it because you will start
loving it, promise. Located on the Hudson River, the pier has a sports
facility for every age. You don?t have to be very sporty because it is
one of the few places on earth where you have indoor soccer fields,
indoor golf and what not. You can also enjoy many waterfront
restaurants and shops.

Rockefeller Center
47 to 51st Streets between 5th & 6th Avenue.
It is an art-deco office complex consisting of nineteen buildings
which have everything from New York?s best shopping malls to
underground tunnels joining all those buildings. Famous attractions
are tours of NBC studio and Radio City Music Hall.

SONY Wonder Technology Lab
It is the newest addition to the attractions of the New York City and
has already been the favorite of many visitors. You can get hands on
experience with the latest innovations and technology.

South Street Seaport
It is probably one of the most fascinating places in New York City
with its great shopping, dining and attractions. Once, on the scene
you will have plenty of options to take the cruise around NYC, dine in
the best restaurants or visit maritime museum and historic ships.

Madison Square Garden
The spot for one of the world?s best theatrical shows, Madison Square
Garden is home to the home of all the nightly entertainment in the

Bronx Zoo
For too many visitors, a visit to a zoo is for the kids but believe it
or not, Bronx Zoo is out of the ordinary as it contains exhibits that
are unrivaled in the world. You can walk inside the many indoor
replicas of the world?s natural habitats with every imaginable
species. When you come out of the zoo, you will definitely pat
yourself on back.

Liberty Helicopters
No tour of New York City is complete without the award winning New
York City Helicopter ride which is considered to be the safest in the
world. Also, it is affordable.

Madame Tussaud?s
For many, it is one of the nicest additions to the already diverse
attraction in the New York City. The famous Madame Tussauds have come
to Big Apple with amazingly life like figures of 175 prominent people.

New York Stock Exchange
Visit the world?s largest equity market and get immersed in the daily
activities of what many of us New Yorker?s call the ?fish market?.

Little Italy
Many visitors come to New York City and enjoy China Town. Few know
about the ?Little Italy? that is just a few miles away. And, unlike
china town, little Italy seems like you have been transported to Italy
with narrow streets without any traffic and sideways crammed with





The Box Tree Inn
Nobody recognize it a hotel because it is so small that you might pass
by its front entrance without noticing. With its stately decoration
and historic furnishing in each room along with perfect service, you
might consider yourself in 18th century and forget to visit New York


The Library
Each hotel of its room contains a large number of books on a
particular topic. You might want to book a room with history, art,
erotica, sports and what not. It is a library in itself.


Millennium Hilton
Your choice for the best New York City might be different but Alas!
Times have changed. It is the only hotel that was damaged by the
September 11 terrorist attacks as it stands opposite to ground zero.
You can view every inch of ground zero by staying at this hotel as it
is probably the closest building to the ground zero.


Four Seasons New York City
The number one rated hotel in America by Zagat Survey and the top New
York City hotel in Travel and Leisure world?s best hotels. I will stop
here or otherwise I might never finish talking about how good it is to
stay in this hotel.


The Lowell
This is truly a great boutique hotel that is famous for its service,
history and some very romantic rooms. It always gets rave reviews from
everyone and is considered to be the best by its many ?loyalists?.

Please let me know if you need clarification or do not feel satisfied
with the research.

rasput1n-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $8.00

Subject: Re: Travel to New York City
From: nelson-ga on 08 Dec 2003 22:10 PST
The New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

Shopping on West Broadway in SoHo.

A meal at The View Restaurant atop the Marriot Marquis Hotel in Times
Square--it's the only revolving restaurant in New York.

A train ride on Metro North's Husdon Like.  It goes right along the
river and offers breathtaking views.

Visiting the Cloisters in extreme northern Manhattan.  This branch of
the Metropolitan Museum of Art includes trabsplanted medieval
Subject: Re: Travel to New York City
From: donyawker-ga on 14 Dec 2003 22:23 PST
The walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (from Brooklyn towards Manhattan)
- one of the greatest sights in the world.  (Subway to Clark St.
(Brklyn) Station)

A ride on the Staten Island Ferry.  Workaday and very municipal, but
also very romantic (Stand on the bow and feel the spray!) Also, it's

The boatride around Manhattan Island.  The whole island at your feet. 
Sails from the W. 42nd Street. - on a beautiful sunny day, if
possible.  Or any day in October.

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