The favourite neighbourhood haunts of five clued-up New York locals | Travel | The Observer 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. Due to the fairly minimal pay I receive as a teacher and the high cost of living in the city, I don't eat out much and take a lunchbox to work. I'm also in the Air Force Reserve, which means getting up around 4am on weekends, so I'm not much of a cocktails guy either. But that doesn't mean I don't go out. There's a great Indian vegetarian restaurant called Chennai (1st Ave, between East 86th and 87th), and some good spots to grab a cheap pint near where I live. When I do "go out" properly, I usually head to Alphabet City in the East Village. Annabelle's verdict: The small Neue Galerie was new to me; it has a great collection of works by Klee, Klimt, Schiele and Kandinsky, and you hear New York voices rather than Japanese and British. Francisca Ovalle 24, lives in the East Village and works for tourist board NYC & Company Ahmed Ibrahim
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. These are the words that come to mind for Pimalai. Located well distant from crowded beaches and other boutique resorts on Koh Lanta (or Ko Lanta) and close to Lanta Marine National Park, the only sound is that of the waves sliding in and out and slowly breaking onto the sandy beach. Built within the rainforest as it meets the silver ocean strand, you would hardly know Pimalai was there.
Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City By Associated Press Published: 13:31 GMT, 24 April 2012 | Updated: 19:55 GMT, 24 April 2012 Almost a million images of New York and its municipal operations have been made public for the first time on the internet. The city's Department of Records officially announced the debut of the photo database. Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the 870,000 photographs feature all manner of city oversight -- from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings. Always moving: Workers dig in Delancy Street on New York's Lower East Side in this photo dated July 29, 1908. A bridge too far? Genesis of a icon: In this June 5, 1908 photo, the Manhattan Bridge is less than a shell, seen from Washington Street. The main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, in New York, is seen from the Campbell apartment in this 1937 photo. 'We all knew that we had fantastic photograph collections that no one would even guess that we had,' he said.
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. Design beginnings Van Alen's original design for the skyscraper calls for a decorative jewel-like glass crown. Prior to its completion, the building stood about even with a rival project at 40 Wall Street designed by H. Architecture Quotations
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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.
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.” A view of Meteora monasteries in Greece. The Holy Monastery of Varlaam is the second largest monastery in Meteora, Greece.
Schwarz® Toys - home of the legendary toy company 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. It's not far from the Jardin du Luxembourg, so you can pick up all you need for a picnic. - Jeremy Lee, head chef of London's Blueprint Cafe The secret bar - La Cagnotte de Belleville La Cagnotte de Belleville (13 Rue Jean-Baptiste Dumay, 75020) is extremely scruffy but perfectly Parisian. - Trish Deseine, food writer and cook The secret cheese shop - Fromagerie Trotté Fromagerie Trotté (97 Rue St Antoine, 75004) is a tiny little shop in the Marais. - Sheila Dillon, present of BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme The secret restaurant - Benoit I've been eating at Benoit for 25 years. Image by Fil.Al
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. When it starts raining, and we don’t just mean a drizzle but a true downpour, New Yorkers venture inside just like anybody else would do. When you’re visiting New York and the forecast suggests a downpour, you might have to adjust your schedule a bit. Luckily, New York City has plenty of indoor things to do! To help you plan a day out in New York City on a rainy day, we’ll highlight some of the best indoor activities in the city! Museums New York, being the massive city it is, offers some of the most famous and largest museums in the world. Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan New York City’s largest museum houses art collections from all over the world. Museum of Modern Art Solomon R.
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