New York Xmas '07
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal (GCT, often inaccurately called Grand Central Station) is a Terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger trains, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms: 44, with 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below ground, with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower.
New York Transit Museum
The New York Transit Museum is a museum which displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subway and bus systems; it is located in the unused Court Street subway station in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City.
Brooklyn Heights Tour
Brooklyn Heights is a neighborhood within the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It stands on a bluff overlooking Wall Street. Since 1834, it has become a prominent area of the Brooklyn borough. Nowhere else in New York City can such a variety of important church and house architecture be seen.
I visited the Brooklyn Society museum and one of the bits they gave me had this walking tour on it.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. It stretches 5,989 feet (1825 m)over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. When it was completed it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.
The Brooklyn Bridge has a wide pedestrian walkway open to walkers and cyclists, in the center of the bridge and higher than the automobile lanes. These photos are taken from that walkway.
Rockefeller Centre & Fith Avenue
Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the center of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Lined with expensive park-view real estate and historical mansions, it is a symbol of wealthy New York. Between Thirty-fourth and Fifty-ninth streets, it is also one of the premier shopping streets in the world, on par with Oxford Street in London and the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
It's also home to the Rockefeller Centre (with its "the top of the rock" observatory) and St. Patrick's Cathedral as well as the Empire State Building and the New York Public Library. Radio City Music Hall and other New York features are also within walking distance.