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What do you love about New York ?

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What do you love about New York ?

If you only had one thing to do in NYC what would it be...

I'm planning to visit NYC in a few weeks so it would be good to find out what you guys love about it...


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1. Re: What do you love about New York ?

With so much worth while to see and do in NYC, it's a tough question, Ellemay. However, the first thing that popped into my mind would be to go to TOTR on a nice, clear day. Go at sunset and stay until the sun has gone completely down. In other words, see the daytime and nighttime views.

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3. Re: What do you love about New York ?

That's an easy one. I'd walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. An architect once told me that it's easy to build something massive. It's a little bit harder to build something graceful. But, it's exceedingly difficult to build something both massive and graceful. The Brooklyn Bridge is just that.

I love that you are walking on a boardwalk elevated above the cars. I love that you can reach out and grab the cables. I love that you can stand under the massive gothic arches. And, then there are the views. Magnificent views of lower Manhattan, the Harbor and Brooklyn.

I've walked or biked over the Brooklyn Bridge hundreds of times. It's still special. It always will be. And on the other side...BROOKLYN!

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4. Re: What do you love about New York ?

I love Central Park. I especially love the mall and the terrace bridge areas.

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5. Re: What do you love about New York ?

Aahhh, BrooklynMel ... the Brooklyn Bridge. My favourite! Have only been to NYC once, and going back in May ... looking forward to my second walk across that amazing bridge. (.. and it'll be warmer than Dec, so don't have to speed it up to keep warm!!)

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6. Re: What do you love about New York ?

Walking 5th Ave. and drinking in the ambiance !!

Being a part of all the hundreds of people at Times Square!!

Boat cruise to Staten Island...great views!

Whatever you do in NYC will be a lasting memory and you can't wait for your next trip !



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7. Re: What do you love about New York ?

I love the people who live there. I love being in a friendly eclectic neighborhood and feeling a part of it. I love walking through Central Park and saying hello to people I don't know and having them smile and say hello back. I love walking into a Duane Reade and having someone take a lot of time to find me what I am asking for.

I love the architecture and the history of the city. The art, the music, and the continuous innovation. But most of all I love the people.

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8. Re: What do you love about New York ?

Central park, definitely.

Absolutely Beautiful.

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9. Re: What do you love about New York ?

what is TOTR?

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10. Re: What do you love about New York ?

It stands for Top Of The Rock.