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December 5th 2006
Published: December 12th 2006
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The Big Apple, more than happy to take a bite out of it for a week. The place has something for everyone and is so diverse from its food, to choice of shopping, entertainment right through to the people who live there. When I first arrived I had already said thank you in Thai and Indian after the Nigerian taxi driver had dropped me off. New York has many many layers to it and it would take more ... Read Full Entry



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Looks cool

If anyone can tell me the name of this one it would help in making me seem knowledgable thanks
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The Sphere

This was the sculpture at the bottom of the Trade Center and now has a permanent flame burning beside it
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Ellis Island

This is where all the immigrants came through and was the first piece of American land they stepped on.
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Liberty Enlightening The World

The copper statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the United States and is a gesture of friendship with France
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Statue of Liberty

The statue is 151 feet and one inch tall and made of Copper, with the foundation adding another 154 feet.
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Statue of Liberty

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
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Another Busy Subway

Agent Smith and Neo never turned up by the way
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Trading Places

Where the money is apparently, but you have to be a member
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Brooklyn Bridge Arches

Stretches 5,989 feet over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn
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Brooklyn Bridge Arches

On completion, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.
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Brooklyn Bridge

Construction began in January 3, 1870. The Brooklyn Bridge was completed thirteen years later and was opened for use on May 24, 1883.
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Brooklyn Bridge

The bridge cost $15.1 million to build and approximately 27 people died during its construction.
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Brooklyn Bridge Arches

A week after the opening, on May 30, a rumor that the Bridge was going to collapse caused a stampede which crushed twelve people.
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Grand Central Station

it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms.
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Central Station

Built by the New York Central Railroad (for which it was named) in the heyday of American long-distance passenger trains.



12th December 2006

Thats a WOW mate!!!!!
Never been to NY so i enjoyed that Ollie. Glad you have got off to a good start. Look forward to following your progress - to be honest i am envious as hell!!! Have a great time stay safe and keep in touch. In case I dont hear from you before have a great xmas wherever it is for you!! Mike NB If you ever need anything at all Ollie let me know mate (and I'll get your dad to give it to you!! ;-) You know what i mean I'm here if you need me.
12th December 2006

Hi Ollie
Great blog-love the photos-NY is so exciting I would love to spend time more time there. Sorry we won't see you at Christmas but will look forward to your updates-can't wait for South America! xxx
13th December 2006

Shock Response
Ov, great piece and photos, glad your not totally wasting your freedom !! Look forward to the next installment. Take care Luv Dad
15th December 2006

Hey...
It's good to read about what you've been up to. The pictures are fab. Remain safe and looking forward to hearing more about your travels-God bless. Love, Tola
20th December 2006

The Big Apple
Hey Mate, nice site, cool the pics and text are together, if you are still in New York make sue you try the Liberty beer, not beacuse its good but because its terrible, its the sweetest beer ever, man those Americans love sugar way too much. Will email you again soom mate
13th May 2010
Rockefeller at Night

very good!
Looks very beautiful, i'd like to stand on where will the same beautiful

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