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The Empire State Building was built to land air ships on the roof... I kid you not. That didn't work and infact during the depression it was so empty it was nick named the empty state building. The site started to be prepared in January, 1930, with construction starting on March 17—St. Patrick's Day with over 3,400 workers mainly Mohawk Indian iron...
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Between 1855 and 1890 Castle Clinton was the immigration station of the state of New York, that is likely to be the boat station you will head for on your tour. You will go through detailed security then take a boat to Liberty Island then across to Ellis Island as seen on the film. Don’t underestimate the time needed...
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These tours do make New York so much clearer. I felt I knew it a little after the three tours, whereas when I went there before I was shell shocked and confused. We chose Big Bus as we had met them in Rome and they let us film. Thanks Big Bus because it means we have three very good...
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Boston harbour was a mess a generation ago, and the docks like all docks have changed from the warehouses to containers. That means the old warehouses are now offices and apartments and the seafront is totally different, the water cleaned up. In order to save public access, the Boston Harbour Walk was developed and is 43 miles of a 12...
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Boston has a lot to offer, but if you are on a cruise this could be your day. Dropped off at Quincy Market by the shuttle bus, then catching the Freedom Trail. We start by taking you to the visitor's centre in Faneuil Hall run by The National Park Service. Behind that building is the trail in mid stream. The Freedom Trail...
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In Midtown Manhattan just down from the junction of Maddison Avenue and 5th Avenue is Grand Central Station, or Grand Central Terminal which has 68 shops and 35 dining options, but more importantly it has TRAINS! It's close proximity to the New York Library makes both a joined at the hip must see. From knowledge, Ghostbusters didn't shoot there! NEW...
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Bottom of a New England Cruise, top of a Caribbean Cruise Some port stops are hard for cruisers because there is so much to see or because it demands much walking, but not Charleston in South Carolina. Charleston is easy. It is unlikely that you are going to travel much further than you can see from the ship and a...
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The Harborwalk connects over forty parks, a dozen museums, seven beaches and hundreds of restaurants and stores and stretches 43 miles along the Bay of what is officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is the most populated state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The variety the walk offers ranges from maritime industrial areas and working port...
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Little is as impressive as autumn on the east coast of North America, a perfect time of year to witness the superb spectacle of colour in the Fall or Autumn - whichever. These New England cruises offer a contrast between some of the most British of American harbours with the familiar colours of leaf fall, and the rugged Cornish-like...
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New York only has three cruise ship terminals, and this is the one favoured by the Queen Mary 2, though is also used by the Crown Princess, the Regal Princess and the Aurora. Brooklyn Cruise terminal on the Upper Bay in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, is not the best place to dock, not even the locals know...