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Three Hidden Treasures in the Catskills

January 22, 2012 by  
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If you ever dreamed about finding a beautiful and secluded vacation spot in a country environment, look in the Catskills. If you live in New York or the New England area, taking a vacation to the Catskills will be well worth the trip. It’s an area filled with natural beauty and stunning scenery. The three Catskill accommodations listed below have all received 4.5-star traveler ratings or higher. Read more

Chelsea Art Museum :: Manhattan, New York

October 5, 2011 by  
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Located in Manhattan‘s Chelsea neighborhood, the Chelsea Art Museum is devoted to showcasing twentieth and twenty-first-century art. The museum also shares part of its renovated historic building with the Miotte Foundation, which collects and celebrates the work of the modern artist Jean Miotte. Miotte is a French artist of the L’Art Informel movement and the Chelsea Museum shows exhibits of Miotte’s work on a regular basis alongside the work of other influential contemporary artists. Read more

Greenwich Village :: Manhattan, New York

March 10, 2011 by  
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Greenwich Village, also known as East and West Village is located between Houston and 14th Street. The neighborhood differs from many of its neighboring areas and although it is associated with celebrities and costly residences, the small curving streets, peculiar alleys, and historic town houses make it an extremely fascinating place. If you’re visiting New York and want to escape the fast pace of Times Square for a few hours, Greenwich Village is the perfect place to visit.

Described commonly as a serpentine layout of streets, Greenwich Village boasts some strong characteristic parks, squares and lanes and is an area of New York known for its Bohemian lifestyle. Read more

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum :: Manhattan, New York

August 14, 2010 by  
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A Visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York will give you great insight into the military and maritime forces of the United States and their roll in the Second World War. This museum was founded in 1982 and is located on the Hudson River at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan. It was closed for two years from 2006 for restoration and reopened in November 2008. This museum hosts the Fleet Week events held annually. The museum got its name from the World War II aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid. The exhibits include the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, the submarine, USS Growler and the supersonic reconnaissance plane, Lockheed A-12. Read more

Bronx Zoo :: Bronx, New York

August 13, 2010 by  
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The Bronx Zoo in New York allows you to travel inside the world of other countries without having to actually visit them. Explore Africa’s savannah where the grasses are tall, the trees are few and in between and the wildlife is plentiful by visiting the African Plains exhibit. Investigate Jungle World and discover some of Asia’s beautiful habitats along with seeing the creatures that reside within the Jungle, in mangroves, and on the beaches of Asia. Discover the majestic mountains of Nepal by seeking out the Himalayan Highlands exhibit, where you get to travel narrow uphill paths which are surrounded by wild magnolias, bamboo, groves of fir and birch, paperback maples, and other Asian plants and trees. Made up of 265 acres, the Bronx Zoo is the largest urban zoo in the United States and is home to over 4,000 animals. Many of the animals that can be found at the Bronx Zoo are either having their population threatened or are endangered altogether. Read more

Coney Island :: Brooklyn, New York

July 12, 2010 by  
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Located in the Southern-most part of Brooklyn is one of New York’s best known attractions, Coney Island. It is the birthplace of the very first Nathan’s Hot Dog stand which was opened up in 1916 by a polish immigrant named Nathan Handwerker. Coney Island is known as more of an Amusement Area rather than an Amusement Park due to the fact that the rides and attractions are all owned and operated by different businesses located separately throughout Coney Island. Rides and attractions are opened seasonally – so check out the website to see what’s open so you can plan your trip accordingly. Other attractions however, are opened year-round such as the Coney Island Museum, open every Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5pm as well as Coney Island’s beautiful beach and boardwalk. The beach is practically 3 miles long and has recreational activities such as volleyball, handball, basketball, playground areas, and some amusement rides to make sure you have fun in the sun. Read more

New York Botanical Garden :: Bronx, New York

July 10, 2010 by  
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There is an endless supply of beauty within the New York Botanical Garden. It is home to over 250 acres of uniquely decorated, majestic landscapes each having its own theme. The New York Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in the United States. On the premises are 50 acres of native forest and 50 well maintained gardens: each garden is a separate work of living art some with stunning displays, many of which were created by famous architects and designers some dating back as old as the 1840’s. Each season at the Botanical Garden, brings new kinds of blooms on a variety of plants and trees. There’s always something to see and experience that you probably won’t get through the whole 250 acres in one day. Read more

The Plaza Hotel :: Manhattan, New York

July 2, 2010 by  
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Reserve a Room at The Plaza Hotel in New York

Bright lights, big city, and what better way to enjoy your visit to the “Capitol of the World” than by staying in one of its finest hotels. The Plaza Hotel, located in magical uptown Manhattan (on the renowned Fifth Avenue and overlooking Central Park) is the definition of New York elite. Opened in 1907, The Plaza Hotel is a glorious French Renaissance Revival structure boasting nearly 300 rooms, each more extravagant than the last. The neoclassical Beaux Arts interiors are strikingly stunning and have recently experienced a multimillion dollar makeover melding modern elements with the traditional in a unique style that works surprisingly well. Just entering the lobby gives you the feeling that you are fairy tale royalty. No wonder it’s the only hotel in New York City to be honored as a National Historic Landmark! Read more

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