New York

New York's Pop-Up Libraries

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Did you know that there are 13,659 payphones on New York's sidewalks despite there being over 17 million cell phones owned by the citizens?... "But what has got to do with pop-up libraries??!" I hear you cry! Well, New York architect, John Locke, noticed this and became intrigued by the seemingly pointless and obsolete existence of payphones. He loves them i[...]

New York City’s Hidden Subway Station

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Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few knowing of its existence. Stunning decoration with tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights run across the entire curve of the station, almost a miniature imitation of Grand Central Station... But it sounds lik[...]

The secrets of Grand Central Terminal

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Grand Central Terminal is usually high on peoples New York bucket list yet what if I was to tell you that this famous landmark has secrets that you don’t know waiting to be discovered? Located on the Grand Central Terminal dining concourse outside the famous Oyster Bar, the Whispering Gallery is an acoustic and architectural oddity that has to be played w[...]

New York City from above

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Two years ago, us in Germany had a really snowy and white winter for the first time in a long time. My dad took me along on a pleasure flight with a good old cessna. When I watched the snowy fairytale below us, I was so fascinated with the beautiful patterns and graphic structures, the lines and circles, the fields, rivers and streets created underneath the [...]

Brooklyn's best flea markets

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If you're a regular reader of Travelettes you'll know that we're great lovers of markets across the world (other articles here, here and here) so naturally, when I was in New York and offered the opportunity of a bit of shopping flea market style I was out the door as quicker than my heels could carry me (no literally, I changed into flats so I could get to [...]

Coney Island, home of the hotdog

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Coney Island is one of those places that time forgot; a former island and beach holiday resort for New Yorkers, not much has changed since the famous Cyclone wooden roller coaster made its debut on June 26, 1927. It was misty and muggy the day I made it down to Coney Island (as the photos might show) but that didn't stop the fun of walking along the boardwal[...]

5 reasons to go to... Greenpoint

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Manhattan is an incredible part of the world, but sometimes, especially during summertime, I get fed up with its rush, the smell and the sticky heat. I want to feel a breeze on my skin, sit down quietly for a drink somewhere and just let life pass me by for a bit. Go to Williamsburg, some of you might say. And yes, Williamsburg is cool, but in the recent [...]

Last-minute NYE tips for Paris, London or New York

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New Year's Eve - the one night of the year that we repeatedly have too high expectations for. Awaiting a kiss from Mr. Handsome at 12 o'clock sharp while you're at the perfect party with your girlfriends, sipping bubbly and dressed to the nines? It may be a long shot, but one you're especially likely to succeed at if you're in one of the world's inofficial "[...]

Your own free Sex and the City Tour in NYC

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I’m a HUGE Sex in the City fan; I own the box set, have seen every episode countless times and guiltily went to see both films numerous times at the cinema. So when I was in New York back in January, on top of my 'must do list' (after buying a long coveted I “heart” NY t-shirt), was tracking down Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment and other iconic places featured o[...]

Travelettes TV presents: One night out in New York

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Dear travelettes, during my recent trip through the United States I filmed everything and everyone and I've been working on editing a mini series of short films, each episode located in a different city. The first stop on my US itinerary was New York City, which is why there series starts here. Enjoy.

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