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    View of Empire State Building from our hotel room
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    Few more night time skyline pics




    Weather has been overcast and raining. catching tail end of a tropical storm and a new Hurricane is coming.



    Wife and I have been taking subway and walking around. These buses seem to be a pain and with on and off rain we see lots of wet folks. Street sales guys are relentless.

    Today is Brooklyn Bridge walk. Tomorrow is Top of Empire State building and then tour Statue of Liberty. I have to say it's been fun showing my wife around.

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    NY trip going well. Wife having a great time sight seeing



    Of course I am REALLY enjoying it. Feels good to be back in a "Real" bar. I am thankful however they do not have one like they do here in Thailand because the temptation to hang in the place would be brutal.



    Ahhh. Sixpoint Resin beer. 11.2% and super delish. This is from a Local Micro brewery.
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    Grand Central Station. We stopped off at the popular Oyster Bar.







    Walked about 3.5 miles to WTC and ground zero.

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    Great thread and wonderful pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Great thread and wonderful pictures.
    Thanks LT. More to come. I have a bunch. I am posting from my phone as we go.

    So Hurricane Florence is coming this way. It will hit eastern seaboard a bit south of us. It will arrive the day we are leaving. Should make things interesting.

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    Cool pictures. Have a great trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    Cool pictures. Have a great trip.
    Hey Thanks. Just cruising around. I am not a "Tourist" guy so this has been....well...Challenging a bit. Everywhere I have traveled in the world I wing it..With my wife that just doesn't work. She needs a plan and wants to hit all the "Top" places to see. I prefer off the beaten path. It's like my pictures taking. I do not take selfies and take odd pictures. I try and post real life stuff.



    Example...Was walking back to hotel. NYPD rolls up in a van and car with sirens wailing and hopped out in a hurry. Typical big city life. It's not all about the tourist spots. LOL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Everywhere I have traveled in the world I wing it
    I'm the same...I'd much rather sit in a sidewalk cafe and people-watch than visit a monument...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    I'm the same...I'd much rather sit in a sidewalk cafe and people-watch than visit a monument...
    Exactly....I am the same way. I enjoy just being part of the daily life. Seeing a monument is boring most of the time.

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    Good stuff, JPPR2.

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    Few pics from Time Square









    All those screens are HD and looked damn good. I'd love to have one that would fill a wall in my house.



    There were no shortages of emergency services be out and about. Sirens are always screaming.



    With all the beauty and history comes an ugly side. they put out garbage on sidewalks for pick up and some smells horrific. NY has no land for garbage so they put it all on barges and tow it out to the ocean and dump it all.



    Oh yeah. should be a fun ride outta here. Our flight leaves the day this bad boy arrives to pummel the east coast. While at this time it is not on a direct path to NY, it's only a bit south of it and it should do a lot of flooding.

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    Took walk to Central Park.



    Name says it all



    John Lennon's pad





    Bit more on Lennon







    Some random pics around Central Park.



    Nice NY walk.

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    I couldn't help but to notice, particularly over the last page, that the vast majority of people in your pictures are Caucasian.

    Hardly a black person in sight.

    Is New York a predominately white person city?

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    It depends what area^ but seem to recall it's well mixed with all types. Most of the dicey areas have been gentrified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    It depends what area^
    I spent some time in Denver and noted apart from some Hispanic looking people the main city was full of white people.

    I was also told there was an area with predominately black people which was considered a no-go zone for Caucasians.

    I still find this situation quite alarming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    NY has no land for garbage so they put it all on barges and tow it out to the ocean and dump it all.
    Great pics but on this point you are incorrect. They stopped doing this over twenty years ago.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/29/n...ts-sludge.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    that the vast majority of people in your pictures are Caucasian.
    I think it has to do with the fact that he is in a lot of touristy locations. NYC is one of the most diverse cities in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I think it has to do with the fact that he is in a lot of touristy locations. NYC is one of the most diverse cities in the world.
    I also suspected that as being a possible reason mate.

    Just a little concerned that some ethnic groups still seem to be stuck away in out of sight areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Just a little concerned that some ethnic groups still seem to be stuck away in out of sight areas.
    ...a rather parochial view: had JPR been touring Harlem, the Bronx or Queens, he would have seen much more of the incredible mix of folks that make up the city...mid-town Manhattan (as bsnub suggests) may not be totally representative of the city's diversity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Just a little concerned that some ethnic groups still seem to be stuck away in out of sight areas.
    Naw they are all over. All you have to do is ride the subway and you see the melting pot that is NYC.

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    With all the beauty and history comes an ugly side. they put out garbage on sidewalks for pick up and some smells horrific. NY has no land for garbage so they put it all on barges and tow it out to the ocean and dump it all.
    Surely not still in this day and age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Surely not still in this day and age.
    http://teakdoor.com/travel-the-world...ml#post3824074 (Back to the U.S. Pacific Northwest.....)

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    Great pics. You are sure doing your vacation up right.

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    Top stuff J. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...a rather parochial view: had JPR been touring Harlem, the Bronx or Queens, he would have seen much more of the incredible mix of folks that make up the city...mid-town Manhattan (as bsnub suggests) may not be totally representative of the city's diversity...
    That is spot on. Being midtown is loaded with tourists coupled with the areas we walked around were the business folks which seemed predominantly white. To note most non white folks were running various food stands and were manning the Starbucks at every corner along with the endless gift stores.

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