to NJ and hard-working first month my mother arrived from Russia at May,
1999. And we made many short trips to the famous New York with her. Actually
New York doesn't have very many attractions, I'd say just several spots...
and you should like to walk along with other hundred people around...
like the top picture? Isn't it a great view on the downtown of NY? It was
taken from Jersey city's promenade. It's a good place to overlook NYC downtown.
been on the top of both Empire State Building and World Trade Center. You
know, it's scarier on the twins because they are really higher :) We visited
Liberty Island and waited for 2 hours to go to the top of Statue of Liberty.
Once on the top we were very disappointed, there is very small room and
no good view at all. To all future visitors: don't wait for the top, just
go to the second level and you'll see great view of NY without dying in
many museums which is a good thing. We've been in several like Metropolitan
museum (very big, not extremely impressive though), Museum of Modern Art
(the best, has variety of real masterpieces), Guggenheim Museum (nice collection,
interesting architecture of the building itself) and Sea-Air-Space Museums
( has many planes and a submarine with long visitors line). Also NYC has
many theaters especially on Broadway. We've been on several shows and they
are very colorful but very simple. Mike doesn't like them at all and I
consider them as light-weight shows but not a real theater. If you really
like theaters there is still a lot to see. There are Metropolitan Opera
and Ballet. American Ballet is bad and performers just don't know how to
dance but the opera is very good. Many famous singers perform there and
it's very exciting to be and listen stars! Don't forget about many theaters,
orchestras and dance companies what visit this city. Sometimes you can
see really exciting dancers... We also liked international summer festival
in Lincoln Center, there were very many classical and avant-garde performances
(sometimes very very strange ones).
there are many good restaurants but mostly expensive or very expensive
(!) as well as different clubs.
Anyway NYC is big
and there are too many hurrying people, everybody has his own interests
and doesn't care about others. And the streets are so dirty even in the
business district, metro is quite old and dirty too... Metro lines are
very inconvenient compare to other cities where we've been. And it's sometimes
scary to go to metro or just walk on the streets at evening because of
so many homeless people :( And driving is just terrible, new-yorkers and
especially taxi drivers are the most careless, stupid and insolent people.
And every time we drive in NYC we see many road repairs and constructions...
do they ever finish them??? Did you mention many 'ands' in my speech? If
I think hard enough I can continue and go on and on.