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Get a Piece of That Manhattan Pie

Get a Piece of That Manhattan Pie

It’s the first “ground-up” timeshare property in Manhattan — the Hilton Grand Vacations Club on West 57th Street, right in the heart of downtown Manhattan. The building is beautiful, and it’s still sparkly-new since its Summer 2009 grand opening. The hotel has gotten very good reviews on TripAdvisor — surprisingly good for a Manhattan hotel […]

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App Review: Racontours NYC Walking Audio Tour

App Review: Racontours NYC Walking Audio Tour

One of the best things I love about New York City is the rich, rich history. Whenever we visit, it is always to visit some historic site or learn more about some event or place. Unfortunately, the New York City atmosphere is not terribly historic. The hustle and bustle and constant change interfere and often […]

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The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 3

The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 3

We visited the beautiful Cloisters museum in Upper Manhattan. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This is third and final installment of our visit. This museum is a feast for the eyes as well as the history-hungry soul. I study medieval history in my spare time, so our visit was the fulfillment of […]

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The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 2

The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 2

This continues our visit to the glorious Cloisters museum in Upper Manhattan. Read Part 1 here. The museum, owned and maintained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is simply beautiful. The artifacts are breath-taking, but my favorite part was the building itself and the park surrounding the area. Fort Tryon Park is one of the […]

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