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New York City: A visual tour
Planning a trip to the Big Apple or in need for some inspiration for your next city trip? Take a virtual tour through New York City from behind your computer screen. Click through the photographs for the best experience and enjoy NYC! Keep traveling!
Interactive Map – New York City
To make it easy for you to explore New York City (NYC), here is our free downloadable interactive map, Keep traveling!
Uncovering a time capsule at the tenement museum, NYC
While Henry Clay Frick and John Pierpont Morgan were amassing their art collections with the millions they made during the industrial revolution and setting the basis for the USA, a different story was taking place in the low income areas of New York City, like the Lower East Side where newcomers to the USA flocked by hundreds and also shaped the country.
Way more than a hologram!
The flamboyant doctor, dressed in his white laboratory coat, spins a transparent empty cylinder: “look,” he says mysteriously. Curious, we focus on the inside of the cylinder… A 3D female figure appears and starts dancing, changing colours from red to a shades of green, yellow and orange. When the rotation stops, the psychedelic dancer disappears. Puzzled, I look at Keep traveling
Kayaking for freedom to the Statue of Liberty
“Hmm, Claire did you read the incoming email from Eric, regarding our kayak trip to the Statue of Liberty next week?” I fearfully ask her. We both sit down and read Eric Stiller’s questions concerning our seaworthiness and fitness level, and a slight panic starts to take control over both of us. The proud owner of the Manhattan Kayak Company wants to know in what specific types of kayaks we have practised, for how many hours a day, and what our average speed is. We are about to board the A380, the super jumbo jet Air France flies from Paris to New York City for a new adventure on the Hudson River, Keep traveling!
The Frick Collection, NYC
The Frick collection is home to one of the finest collections of European paintings in the United States, showcased in a mansion on Central Park in a domestic interior.
Entering the private collection of Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) is stepping into an elegant mansion highlighting the wealth and taste of the coke tycoon. Keep traveling!
The Morgan Library: a must-see jewel of NYC
The Morgan library is not on every tourist trail in New York City, and is a masterpiece housing a tremendous collection mostly from the Middle-Ages and Renaissance gathered by Pierpont Morgan, a man who shaped the U.S.A.
Being born and raised in Europe, we are quite familiar with the Middle Ages and the Renaissance eras. Italy and its treasures like Florence, the medieval wonders of France, the UK or Prague, etc. are sites we have been lucky to visit. Heading to New York City, our first reflex is not to head to the repositories of the old world, but to discover its urban jungle and Keep traveling!
Paying tribute to 9/11 victims & heroes in NYC
Where once the twin towers fiercely dominated the skyline of NYC. Where on 9/11/2001 thousands of people died in the horrific terror attack that has changed the world for good.
Today, surviving spouses, friends and families of the victims who lost their lives 15 years ago Keep traveling
Graffiti walk in Brooklyn, NYC
Know where to go to uncover some of the best street art in Bushwick, Brooklyn & by following your free GPS walk you can download at the foot of this short article!
Chelsea Market, NYC
The trendy Chelsea market with its rather high-end food court has been converted into a mall only fairly recently (1990’s). When walking through it, the remnants of its industrial Keep traveling!
The MoMA: a brief visual tour, NYC
New York City does not lack excellent museums, and it is sometimes hard to choose which ones to explore. The Museum of Modern Art is one of our favourite. Started in 1929, its constant success has been calling for more exhibition space. Since 2006, the new MoMA designed by the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, presents an inviting space to explore a panorama of Keep traveling!
Visit 193 countries in 1 day & get your passport stamped to prove it!
193 colourful flags are aligned in front of an isolated 166-metre high glass-covered skyscraper on 1st Avenue, Manhattan. We are about to enter each one of these countries which flag is waving in front of the building of the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City, where world changing decisions are made. Keep traveling!
The Manhattan skyline from a kayak!
The honking horn of a ferry boat announces its departure. Three more honks by other boats overpower the white noise of the city. Soon, four ferries start getting out of their terminals in rear gear in a well-orchestrated routine. A sightseeing boat loaded with tourists rushes by while a helicopter is flying over it. I manoeuvre my small kayak to avoid being flipped over by the waves. It is rush hour on the Hudson River in New York City which we are kayaking to take in the Manhattan skyline. Keep paddling!
Insider’s tips: Broadway seats for the best price
Watching a show on Broadway when visiting New York City is an absolute must. You might have heard of the red TKTS ticket booth already, as it has become a landmark of Times Square. Every day, hundreds of tourists queue to get discounted tickets for the same night performances. But read along, as a couple of insider’s tips may help you buy your tickets more efficiently: Keep traveling!
Strolling New York City’s High Line
Old and rusty train tracks half-hidden by blooming flowers on which butterflies and bees feed, joggers drinking from refrigerated fountains, passers-by photographing modern art, tourists enjoying their coffees seated on design benches, white collars on Keep traveling!