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New York City

A helluva town - but heavenly

No city compares with bottle-shaped Manhattan, the heart of nonstop New York City. Streets laid out on an easy-to-understand grid, it’s a city made for walking too, with neighborhoods sporting distinct personalities: doorman residences in the upper-crusty Upper East Side; Chelsea and the West Village’s gay life; the punk-rock roots of the East Village and the Lower East Side, SoHo’s warehouses-turned-designer shops, Lower Manhattan’s sobering World Trade Center site and crooked lanes (check out Wall Street) dating from the New Amsterdam days. Highlights fill a week, easy: the free Staten Island Ferry ride past the Statue of Liberty, a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to that booming borough, dim sum in Chinatown, sunning in Central Park’s Great Lawn, and a view of it all from the Empire State Building. Then there’s the museums – the Metropolitan includes Egyptian temples and baseball cards, the recently redone Museum of Modern Art has Warhols and Van Goghs, and sorely overlooked kid-friendly Queens mainstay Museum of the Moving Image, right next to Sesame Street’s studio. Events are staged year-round: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, November’s citywide marathon, Brooklyn’s Coney Island’s hot-dog-eating contest on July 4. Yet the key is letting the city guide you – just hit the sidewalk and go.

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  • Esta va a ser mi quinta vez en New York, y sueño con que no sea la última...te deseo Nueva York.
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  • Geilste Sadt der Welt! New York City! und meine Heimatstadt Berlin natürlich!"
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  • Love it
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  • I hope to go to ther I want help
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  • bonjour, mes amis et moi partons a ny, mais nous ne parlons pas anglais, va t on s'en sortir quand meme ?
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  • My son lives in NY. i pray to go.
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  • la plus belle
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  • New York ist unglaublich ! Wie im Fernsehn die menschen überwiegend freundlich und hilfsbereit eine wundervolle Skyline kann es jeden nur empfehlen. Geheim Tipp für uns war Coney Island (Freier Strand) und Woodbury Common Outlet (Shoppen)
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  • super
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  • Best city in the world! went there for 4 days just before christmas! we managed to see everything we wanted to see without walking too much at all with one of these www.newyorkpass.com - definitely worth your money!! Can't wait to go again!
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  • <3
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  • love this city!
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  • Die Geschichten über diese Stadt sind alle wahr ;-)
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  • The city that never sleeps. I love New York city. There is always something to do which can be overwhelming the first time you visit the city. Plan to go for at least a week here to see all the tourist attractions without being rushed off your feet.
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  • If the United States is a melting pot of cultures, New York City is a melting pot of subcultures. Wander through any of its neighborhoods to find an incredible pageantry of dress, and one of the richest food cultures in the world.
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  • For a cheap & memorable NYC experience, take the Staten Island Ferry. It's free, you get amazing views of the skyline and you can bring your own food and drinks!
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  • Der Big Apple ist einfach unbeschreiblich. Eine pulsierende Megacity, mit einem outstanding Charme, die man zu mindestens einmal im Leben besucht haben sollte.
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  • concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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  • ... a great place to catch a Broadway show... and watch the NYE ball drop!
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    the best, most unbelievable, most exciting city I've ever visited. New York, the City that Never sleep!
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    it s my favorite city i love the rural feel to it go go don t hesitate
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    Simply a beautiful city with many sides! You should also get out of the center! There's not just Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn is also a pretty area!
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  • nice
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    I <3 NY - best trip ever
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    magical city, where arts, culture, architecture and joie de vivre meet
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    I've been to many places on this globe of ours, but no city has fascinated me as much as New York City. I've been there 4 times and am always fascinated by the open way people have, their warmth. Thanks Tom
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  • Best city on earth !!!
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    Beautiful city! Really amazing
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  • one of my favd places
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    beautiful and unique, definetly you I have to come back
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    New York is the center of the world, I have been there twice and I hope to go there again soon!
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  • great city
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  • best city in the world
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    Been there 4 times! love it! My absolute fav!
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    10 days in 2010... my head is still full of memories and I only wish i could go back!!
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    i love new york but chicago is my favorite city i love chicago
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    I'd love to go there. Super nice pic
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    Unique
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    A city you should not just visit just once!
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  • its a great city!
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    good
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  • Only saw Manhattan and a small part of Brooklyn but NY is impressive city with nice helpfull people.
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    The most cosmopolitan city in the world.
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    pretty
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    NewYork, just the most wonderful city in the world
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  • I love u, New York
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  • New York City is an amazing city. I love this city.
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  • see you soon!!!
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  • Just in a few days and I will be in The City!!
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  • I visited New York City two times in 1992. Liked that City very much. Many Activity.
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    awesome city, better practice your Spanish befoerhand :)
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  • Great city - love it! Good contrast to San Francisco! ;-)
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  • Impossible to wrap your head around, this city is home to everone and anyone under the sun. Traveling here does not have to be stressful though! Just walk and walk and walk and..
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  • One of the most amazing cities in the world. A truely global melting pot...
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  • love this city! greatest place on earth!
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  • Just the best place to be when you are young and love going out!
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  • One of the most amazing cities in the world. A truely global melting pot...
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  • love this city
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