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North America » United States » New York » New York November 14th 2016

C'est parti pour l'Aventure new yorkaise! Nous quittons Montreal en covoiturage direction New York pour le week-end (c'est également le week-end du Marathon, l'un des plus grand au monde). Arrivés dans la ville, nous retrouvons Brando, notre hote couchsurfeur pour le week-end, qui nous accueille a Jersey City, tout juste en face de Manhattan. Aussitot les sacs déposés, nous nous mettons en chemin pour Brooklyn pour aller voir un match de NBA des Nets au Barclay Center. L'infrastructure accueille aussi les matchs de hockey NHL de l'équipe des Islanders : Un jour il y a un parquet, le lendemain une glace, "ils sont fous ces américains"! De retour a Jersey City, Brando nous fait découvrir les rues de la ville et ses bars très sympas avant de rentrer et de découvrir son appartement. La vue est ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York November 11th 2016

Touched down at Newark's Liberty International on Friday morning with "I Love New York City" by Andrew WK pinging in my head; hadn't been able to shake it the week leading up to our weekend getaway to the Big Apple...it had been more than fourteen years since I was here last and I couldn't wait to get back into the fray and see what had been going on in my absence... I had been here three times before, all with my good mate Ken, and each time provided plenty of epic adventures and stories (with one or two still lore in NYC after all these years...haha...they will not be recounted here for the sake of time, and more importantly to protect the somewhat guilty...). And so it was Ken and I again and this time we ... read more
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North America » United States » New York November 6th 2016

Geo: 40.7048, -73.9931Kayınvalide geldi, New Yorku geziyoruz.... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan November 2nd 2016

I wanted to get an early start on the day so that we could head down to Katz's deli which was something that I had seen on Man vs Food and the sandwiches in there looked amazing. It was located in the east village relatively close to the area we were drinking in on Halloween. No-one wanted to walk so we took the subway down to the closest station to the deli. On arrival you took a ticket and whatever you ordered was logged on that ticket and you then paid for your food when leaving which I though was quite a novel idea. Alex ordered the pastrami sandwich and after trying this I also ordered the same. Grant initially went to order a turkey sandwich but he was laughed at by the people behind the ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan November 1st 2016

I had booked the Statue of Liberty tour for today although I wasn't sure that any of us would be up in time to get there. I woke up and definitely still felt drunk and I don't think that I was the only one who felt that way! Somehow we were all able to get up and we took the subway down to the financial district and walked down to Battery Park from there which was where the boat would leave to take us to Liberty Island. Along the way Jake wanted to stop for a drink at 7/11 but Jack would no allow him to do so! It was a short ferry ride over to the island and the view of Manhattan was spectacular. I had booked tickets that would allow us to go to ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan October 31st 2016

We started off the day with a starbucks mainly to take advantage of the free wi-fi they had so we could find our way to Madison Square Gardens and The Empire State building. First up was MSG so that we could all buy tickets for the New York's first NBA game of the season. Jake and Alex opted for the cheap seats right at the top next to a bar, me and Jack bought mid range seats near the basket and Grant and Harv shelled out $500 for premium mid court seats. I spend $220 on my seat which was as high as I was willing to go but it did still take out a big chunk of the money I still had left! Me, Grant, Jack and Harv went to the Empire State while Alex, ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan October 30th 2016

Upon waking up there was piece of paper slid under the door which details all the charges that we had incurred, I was expecting the charge for the valet parking but not the charge for a bottle of water. Nobody had taken anything out of the mini fridge and thankfully the concierge downstairs agree to waive this particular fee. The valet delivered us back the car and it was time for one final drive which would take us to New York! It was going to be a 4 hour drive and we spent most of the time playing games where you take a topic and go through the alphabet coming up with answers. Along the way we finally managed to find a KFC, albeit miles out of the way, and it did not disappoint. The chicken ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York October 28th 2016

Start spreading the news, I came to New York! What a gigantic city! The first night we couchsurfed in Brooklyn. It took us over an hour to get fom Manhattan to the place! Luckily I found out the next day that we could stay with Anthony, a guy I met in London last summer. He lives in Manhattan, close to the WTC. Just perfect! The first day we just walked around the city a bit. We went to Times Square, Central Park and had a drink at a bar in Hell's Kitchen before heading back to Anthony's office to pick up our backpacks. The 3 of us went to his appartment to drop the backapcks and went to a bar underneeth his building where we had a drink and played Jenga! Later, when we were back ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York October 27th 2016

We awoke on our final day on the east coast. Erin and Dennis were staying one additional day and had tickets to see “Jersey Boys” that night. It’s a show that we’d enjoyed, and Sharon had seen it several times already in Ohio and Las Vegas; but, just not on Broadway. Since we were only a few buildings away from St. Patrick’s Cathedral Erin and Sharon had wanted to attend mass there before we left. Their web site indicated they had music at 7, mass at 7:30 and 8:00 with a few more following. So they decided to go to the 7:30 mass but when we arrived early just after 7 am (it really was close to the hotel) a mass had just started with music (so we figured out when they said music they meant ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York October 26th 2016

We slept well and the four of us went out in our quest for Dunkin Donuts. We’d been foiled in our quest for these stateside treats in Montreal when the Dunkin Donuts in the underground mall had not been open that early on a weekend morning, and we wound up being foiled again at the end of our trip in New York. We simply couldn’t find it this time. We strolled by the outdoor filming of a segment of “The Today Show” and one guy strolled up to us, appearing to be associated with the show, and offering a cold weather wool cap to Sharon “just because…” Well, it turned out that he wasn’t associated with the show at all and was panhandling money for some veteran’s charity. We finally gave up on the Dunkin Donuts ... read more
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