The favourite neighbourhood haunts of five clued-up New York locals Billy Noble 25, lives on the Upper East Side and teaches 12- to 14-year-olds in the Bronx I guess you could safely say I am not your typical New Yorker. Fascinating and Luxurious: Pimalai Resort & Spa in Thailand Freshome readers, here’s a post that we believe will raise your spirits. For today we decided to showcase this impressive resort and spa located in the beautiful Thailand. Found on adelto, the luxurious 5- star Pimalai “refuge” blends with the natural environment creating unforgettable experiences for the tourists who decide to spend their holidays here: Peace, Serenity, Solitude. Lost in Translation "Language is the source of misunderstandings." — Antoine de Saunt-Exupéry in The Little Prince Important: Systran, which for years provided our translation functionality, shut down their service in May. We're now using Google Translate.
PUBLIC COLLECTORS Announcing: the first ever Public Collectors benefit! Public Collectors has been going strong without a single grant and with minimal outside support since 2007. In order to add some funding for future projects to the pot, including a presentation of the project about Malachi Ritscher that will happen at Experimental Sound Studio's gallery in the Fall, and upcoming publishing work, I’m doing a little benefit.
new york secrets itineraries by Anna Balkrishna and Erin O’Hara (From left) Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal, photo by Alex Lopez • Tunnels under Columbia, photo by Mira John (via Flickr) New Yorkers love to think they know everything about their city—where to find the best street-meat cart, how to avoid paying full price at museums, what route to take to skip traffic down Broadway. But New York City can reveal new treasures to even its most grizzled veterans. Beyond the city where we work, eat, play and commute every day lies a hidden New York: mysterious, forgotten, abandoned or just overlooked.
Chrysler Building The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Standing at 319 m (1,047 ft) high, it was briefly the world's tallest building before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. However, the Chrysler Building remains the world's tallest brick building. After the destruction of the World Trade Center, it was again the second tallest building in New York City until December 2007, when the spire was raised on the 365.8 m (1,200 ft) Bank of America building, pushing the Chrysler Building into third position. History The Chrysler Building was designed by architect William Van Alen to house the Chrysler Corporation.
Mystical, Magical & Magnificent Monasteries in Meteora (20 Pics) The caves in Meteora, Greece, had inhabitants for fifty millennia, but due to raids, “hermit monks” moved to the safety of sandstone rock pinnacles in the 9th century and began building monasteries. More monks and nuns came, building more monasteries perched high upon the cliffs. Wikipedia reports, “Access to the monasteries was originally (and deliberately) difficult, requiring either long ladders lashed together or large nets used to haul up both goods and people. This required quite a leap of faith — the ropes were replaced, so the story goes, only ‘when the Lord let them break.’” UNESCO World Heritage says, “The net in which intrepid pilgrims were hoisted up vertically alongside the 1,224 ft. cliff where the Varlaam monastery dominates the valley symbolizes the fragility of a traditional way of life that is threatened with extinction.” Photo #1 by Vaggelis Vlahos
Awful Commercials dot com April 24, 2014 A rainy April is almost behind us, and Wilmington is looking ahead to a slightly less rainy May. Revenge of the Rims on the River Car Show Speaking of rain, if you thought you missed out on the Rims on the River car show, it was postponed to May 16th - 18th. All previous registrations will be honored, and there is still time to submit new registrations. Southern Culture on the Skids will return, as will Skye Paige and The Globe of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show. Sadly Betty White was unavailable to participate in the Globe of Death Stunt Show this go-round. Free Walking Tours New York City Welcome to Free Tours by Foot, New York City’s only name-your-own-price walking tour company. These interesting and informative tours will take you through many of the city’s most famous neighborhoods. Part New York food tours, part New York sightseeing tours, they’re one of the best free things to do in NYC. We also offer free bike and bus tours. We provide a platform for licensed, local, freelance tour guides to lead tours at no upfront costs, so that you may enjoy an interesting sightseeing tour for whatever price you like, even free. You get to determine what a tour was worth, if anything, after the tour, thus ensuring that your tour guide must strive to give his or her best on every tour.
New York City’s Hidden Subway Station Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few knowing of its existence. Stunning decoration with tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights run across the entire curve of the station, almost a miniature imitation of Grand Central Station… But it sounds like something straight out of Harry Potter, right? It was opened in 1904, with the hope of making it the crowning glory of the New York subway system in elegant architecture and a place for commemorative plaques to honour the work that had resulted in such a successful underground mass transit system. It was to be the original southern terminus of the first ‘Manhattan Main Line’; however the station was closed and boarded up in 1945. The reason for its closure was that newer longer cars were required to match the demand of passengers that passed through the system.
Hidden flavours of Paris Want to savour the French capital's best steaks, freshest baguettes, most welcoming bars and secret street markets? Discover the hidden gems of Paris' food scene with the help of the experts. The article, taken from an edition of Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, shows you how. The secret patisserie - Gérard Mulot Image by Paul and Jill Gérard Mulot is a splendid patisserie and traiteur in St-Germain.
Free Things to Do in NYC for the Holidays A surprising number of events are free and open to the public all year in New York. There are free musical performances, readings by authors, kids' events, art galleries and even free theater performances and movies. A little digging reveals a whole zero-cost world of excellent entertainment and culture beyond the big-ticket items like Broadway shows and pop-star performances. Some museums in New York are free all the time, including the American Numismatic Society, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Museum of American Folk Art and the National Museum of the American Indian.
What to See and Do in New York City on a Rainy Day : New York Habitat Blog Rainclouds gather over New York City’s Lower Manhattan skyline New York is the Empire city that never sleeps: always bustling and always crowded. Occasionally, however, the streets empty suddenly as people lunge for the nearest taxicab or down the nearest subway entrance.