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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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If you are looking for a book - who you gonna call? Sorry we had to use the Ghostbusters line but films do make things famous, and Ghostbusters arguably have done more for the New York Library than its 18 million books. The 1984 hit film was conceived and starred Dan Aykroyd and it is claimed to be the...
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Just arrived in Boston and been out testing the new camera, the Canon XC15. OK, so it is first run and we have not got the hang of it yet, and we had to stop for a few beers at CHEERS bar. Cheers, the new bar is a rebuild of the original bar, The Bull and Finch Pub, that...
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A walk around the park is 6.1 miles! The Big Bus Blue Route does go almost right around the park with a commentary, and allows you a number of stops to hop off and on again, so it is not a bad option, especially when you see the prices of the bicycle chariots and other transport inside the park...
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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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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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Midtown does not have the same ring to it as Downtown or Uptown, but it does have more than a few great gems from Grand Central Station to the Rockefeller Centre, to Madison Gardens to the Hudson River. The bus makes them easy and gives you knowledge and tips, we share some with you, but the tour will give...
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This is the big ending for the movie American Werewolf in Paris, which started with a leap from the Eiffel Tower and ends with a leap from the torch of the Statue of Liberty. The film has some amazing stunts in. Stuart is the executive producer of Doris Visits which is funded by his movie exploits like Bula Quo...
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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 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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