My 5: Madame Tussauds, New York City.

Madame Tussauds New York City

1. May 2007. I was wading through my old New York photos when a question suddenly hit me like a well-fired arrow: Did I go to Madame Tussauds?!? With the grisly evidence staring me right in the face it was obviously a rhetorical question, though one that nevertheless spawned a much more pertinent query: WHY? Well, […]

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My 5: Greater Highway Deliverance Temple, New York City.

Greater Highway Deliverance Temple Harlem New York City

1. May 2007. Looking for a different, some might even say peculiar New York experience to sink your teeth into? I’ve always been fascinated by the mythical world of the gospel church, thanks in large to movies like Sister Act, Bruce Almighty and The Great Debaters. Imagine experiencing this kind of full-blooded “praise the looooord” joyousness in person […]

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My 5: The Imagine Mosaic – Central Park, New York City.

The Imagine Mosaic Strawberry Fields Memorial Central Park New York City

1. May 2007. I’ve been a huge Beatles fan for pretty much as long as I can remember. I grew up with those seminal records playing in my house as a kid and when I became a collector myself one of the first things I did was work my way through the fab four’s discography, […]

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My 5: Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City.

Ellis Island Immigration Museum New York City May 2007

1. May 2007. Coming to New York City? Got your tickets for The Statue of Liberty? It’s amazing how many people don’t know that their ferry tickets include entry to Ellis Island and its historical Immigration Museum. Perhaps even more incredible is the number of people who say: “Oh, is that worth doing?”or, “Yeah we […]

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My 5: Liberty Island, New York City.

Battery Park New York City

1. May 2007. New York City’s Battery Park is a 12-acre oasis on the southern tip of Manhattan, home to a series of fine gardens and statue memorials. Known locally as The Battery, the park served as the city’s immigration arrival depot in the 1850s, long before the construction of the Immigration Center on Ellis […]

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My 5: Central Park, New York City.

The Mall Central Park New York City

1. The Mall, May 2007. When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux began work on Central Park in the 1860s, the vast area at their disposal was little more than marshland. Their vision was simple: To build the world’s greatest park, a place that could be enjoyed by all New Yorkers, regardless of colour, class […]

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My 5: The Empire State Building, New York City.

The Empire State Building New York City

1. May 2007. The Empire State Building proved so enchanting S and I scaled it twice, once for daytime views and then again in night mode. The journey up to the 86TH and 102nd floor decks begins in the lobby, a historic landmark in its own right after a staggering eighteen-month restoration project. Don’t miss the […]

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