New York City
January 6 - 7, 2007  

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It was a very nice weekend getaway at New York City. 75F (~25C) sunny day. I started my weekend with my friend, Syung at Balthazar Restaurant. After brunch, we walk down Broadway through Chinatown, then to the financial district. We catched the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. Lineup wasn't that bad, it only took us about 30 min, but the annoying part is the security check. It was worse than the airport's.

We eased out our late afternoon enjoying our coffee and the sunset at Seaport. We then walk through Ground Zero and up to NYU and St. Mark's area. There were tons of small Japanese restaurants. We picked on that serves Japanese BBQ - Yakiniku. Food was good. We then met up with Syung's friends and headed to a Lounge, Catwalk around 35th St / Fifth Ave. We spent a few hours chilling out there.

We had our brunch at a cafe called Banc Cafe on Third Ave/ 30th St. It is a Lounge/Bar restaurant whose decor is really interesting. We also discovered other Bar/Lounge restaurant that opened for brunch. It was around Third Ave / 28th St. Following lunch, we headed towards Times Square, looped to Rockefeller to see the big Christmas Tree. And then we went to see "The Producers" show at St. James Theatre. Tony Danza played Max Bialystock.

We ended the night at Hooters, having wings and watching a NFL game, NY Giants vs Philly Eagles.


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Cab ride from La Gaudia airport ....
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Menu at Balthazar.
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I ordered egg florentine ...

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Walking down on Broadway ....
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Fire escape at New York City.
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Chinatown

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This is a drug store, but I don't see any drugs on display.

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Federal Hall National Memorial.
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No Engine Idling at People with AIDS Plaza in the Capital of the World ...
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WALL ...Street

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The Big Bull on Broadway.

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Exactly outside of 26 Broadway.
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No weapons sign again .....
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Tourists ... for the Statue of Liberty.

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Sunny day at 75F, it broke the record in January (previous record of 63F)
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Lining up for tickets.

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Lining up for security check.
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New Jersey ....over there.
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At the tip of Manhattan ....

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Downtown Manhattan.

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On board of "Freedom" to Liberty Island.
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Ellis Island ...

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Majestic Manhattan.
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Can't stop taking pictures.
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I should have cropped this picture to make it look panoramic.

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Windy .....
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First glimpse of the Status of Liberty.

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...closer ..
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closer .....

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Halo .... effect .....

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It does give you the inspiring feel ....
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Eagle at Battery Park.
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Walking up South St, east side of Manhattan...

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At Seaport ...
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Bodies Exhibition at Fulton St
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Sunset at Seaport

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Strand Bookstore at NYC
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Me standing at Ground Zero
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Exhibition at Ground Zero

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Ground Zero
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St Mark's Place

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Entrance of the Japanese Restaurant we ate in.
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Yummy Japs BBQ.

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Miso soup, Sapporo Beer and Juice ..

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View from Syung's Apartment
Before I went to Sleep
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After I woke up the following day ...

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Shanghai Bar on Third Ave/ 28th St.
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Turkish Kitchen on Third Ave

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Banc Cafe
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I ordered Spanish Omelette

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Desert Menu at Banc Cafe.
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It does look like a bank ..uh?.

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Something's going on here, 12 NYPD cars ... on 34th

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At Times Square
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The Big Tree at Rockefeller Centre

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The Ice Rink at Rockefeller.
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Built in 1930s during the Great Depression
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Cheap parking here at Times Square, $337 a month.

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We watched "The Producers" at St. James.
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More Times Square Neon Lights.
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Legally Blonder is coming to Broadway.

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Lincoln Center 66th St. Station
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Train coming yet ?

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Only 3years, shouldn't it be more ?....
An advertisement on the subway car.



Location: New York City

Description: I had Brunch in Soho/Village and the walked towards downtown through the financial district. Then catch the ferry to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty. After that we walked up along the east side of Manhattan to Seaport. Cross town to Ground Zero and then walk up Broadway to NYU/St. Mark's area. Dinner at St. Marks, and then head to Midtown on Fifth Ave. I settled the night at a Lounge.

2nd Day: Brunch at Bar/Lounge on Third/30th St. (Lots of Lounges opened for brunch). Crossed town on 34th (you can go to Empire State Building) to Broadway. Then up to Times Square, then to Rockefeller Centre back to Times Square Area for a Broadway show. Up Broadway to Central Park, then to Lincol Center at 66th St.

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