10 places you would want to roll to in the city that never sleeps - NYC

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26th May 2015

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"One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years."
- Tom Wolf.

The horse racing aficionados call it the "The Big Apple", the comic enthusiasts fancy it as "Gotham"/"Metropolis" and almost every other person familiarizes it as the "The city that never sleeps". Yes, I'm talking about the city of dreams, the city of lights, the city of NEW YORK, beyond the shadow of doubt.

Spending four days (only) in this magnificent concrete jungle where dreams are made of, as Alicia Keys carries a tune with, this city offered me with tangible reasons as to why it had rocketed its way to the top of my bucket list.

Here's why! The ten places in the city worth a visit, you don't want to miss out on.

1) The Statue of Liberty

The undeniably gorgeous statue of Liberty standing tall at 93 meters on the Liberty-Island is one spot that is never deliberately missed out on by tourists during their trip to this part of America.  She elegantly stands erect carrying a perception of freedom and liberty.

Being one of the most pictured statue in the USA, I felt immense pleasure to stand on the island looking out at her with my heart fixed on the dignity she bore with her.

If you would like to get a view from the lady's crown and not be disappointed, make sure you book the tickets at least 3-4 months before the day you head to witness her. The New York Citypass only offers the ticket to the island and the ferry that takes you there and doesn't include the entry to the top of the statue.

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The Statue of Liberty against the soothing blue skies.

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A postcard perfect picture of the Liberty herself.

2) Times Square

This place hypnotizes one with its luring electronic billboards, insane horde of tourists sprinkling their admiration for the city and undoubtedly, its stance as the Mecca for shopping maniacs and Broadway show fanatics. Times Square is a treasured remnant in the minds of people who have not only strolled around the streets but also in the minds of those who are caught up in the reverie of wallowing in the grandeur of the lighted boulevards.

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The glimmering lights of Times Square

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He is just everywhere. 

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The Recruiting Station with the Hard Rock Cafe at the backdrop.

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Times Square scenes.

Times Square tops the list in the "MUST go places in NYC" as staying buoyant un-anchored is an experience one must have. There's nothing that  matches the feeling of being enveloped by thousands of people from absolutely any corner in the world  and freeze-dry while you watch the world around you dart as swiftly as ever.

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Guess who I ran into in the middle of Times Square? 

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With the NYPD in Times Square.

So, give a lot more than just a couple of hours to this place in midway Manhattan, gush into a store, pick out those red shoes you always wanted to possess, relish the Broadway shows, click some pictures with the NYPD (maybe) and don't be afraid to fall in love with the city whose lights inspire you.

3) Metropolitan Museum of Art (AKA Met)


The Met , being the most-visited attraction in the city showcases about two million works of art and is a must-go attraction as it is sure to feed your aesthetic desires.  This is the largest museum in the States with paintings, sculptures and extensive holdings of the African, Egyptian, American, Indian, Babylonian and Chinese culture and traditions.

The CityPass allows an entry to this museum.

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It is amazing how majestic the museums in USA look.

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A random painting from the museum

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China through the looking glass.

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                                         One of my favorite sculptured from the museum.                                         

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Another sculpture from the museum.

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Yet another sculpture.

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The hallway.

4) Central Park

Needless to say, Central Park in Manhattan is the greenest area in the city camouflaged with sky high buildings and screeches about 778 acres. It remains lusciously green and its flawlessly stretched greenery makes it the ultimate location for bikers, evening/morning walkers, joggers or just anyone who'd appreciate the pleasant weather of New York, falling into the ambiance by sprawling down on the grass, with the breeze in their hair.

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The tennis courts at Central Park

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A view of a part of the city from Central Park

5) The Empire State Building


Land-marking the city with its iconic look, the Empire State building secures you an unobstructed view of this city and lets you appreciate it for all the city holds. Some of the best souvenirs can be found in the merchandises inside the building.

The CityPass allows an entry to this award winning building.

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Captured from the ESB

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ESB from the Rockefeller Center.

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View of the city from the top.

6) The Charging Bull and The Wall Street


 Ferociously standing on the pathway, the 3-tonne sculpture of the Charging bull symbolizes the financial industry of New York and is a great spot to capture a quick picture near the Wall Street.

Speaking of which, the Wall Street is that street in the city that I admire the most. With the Federal Hall at the frame with George Washington's statue, the New York Stock Exchange and the Charging Bull close by, a spark is ignited in the ambiance and  is definitely a street to drift about an afternoon on any day.

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Charlie Chaplin during the rally at Wall Street in 1918. 

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The bull. Enough said.

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Found in front of George Washington's statue.

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I know your minds are still stuck to the movie.

7) Brooklyn Bridge


The camera-ready captivating bridge that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River wings up to 1825 meters and vows you a good look at the city especially when the sun drops at the back. Go cycling, running or nonchalantly walking on this photogenic site and it'll not fail to make your day better.

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The Brooklyn Bridge.

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Trying to pose for the camera on the Brooklyn Bridge


8)Rockefeller Center (Top of the Rock)


The Top Of the Rock Observation Deck bequeaths to you the best view of the city after the Empire State Building itself. You also get a completely stupendous view of the Empire State Building standing tall from the heart of the city.

Do not miss out on walking in style right in front of the Radio City Music Hall, the showplace where stars from Jan Peerce, who shone the brightest and the earliest, to the American Idol contestants performed in front of the show goers.

You can also witness the NBC center in the same building that features Jimmy Fallon in "The Tonight Show". You might run into him, you never know. ( Apparently, I didn't.)

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From the Top Of The Rock

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The Radio City Music Hall from across the street

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NBC studios

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The Central Park from the Top Of The Rock

The CityPass luckily gives you an admission to this attraction that is most visited in the city. Best time to visit? 8.00 a.m-11.00 a.m and 11.00 p.m-12.00 p.m when the tourists scarce themselves.


9)Grand Central Terminal

No, you don't have to get on a train at the Grand Central Terminal to appreciate the journey it takes us on to the bygone era of New York. Head there to get lost in huge palace like place where people are always on their itchy feet to god-knows-where. Always.

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The hustle-bustle of life at the Grand Central Terminal
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10) 9/11 memorial

A memorial built as a tribute and to commemorate the attacks that took place in the September of 2001.  Free Tuesday Tickets are sold on the basis of first come, first serve. The CityPass admits you to visit this place as it includes this attraction in one of this options.

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The 9/11 Memorial at daylight
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The lights at the 9/11 Memorial
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As it comes as no surprise to us about the people, the ambiance and the mean streets of NYC, I can express my unconcealed love for the city and look forward to visit again and continue exploring.

It's your turn to add some of your favorite attractions in this city of dreams in the comment section below and share your experiences in the city.




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