New York Sights
Things to see with a possible SF connection:
- Flushing Meadows (Queens) Odd name, interesting place. Location of the World's Fair relics and the stadium as featured in Men In Black 1.
- The Subway System (all boroughs) Yes, this may seem an odd entry. But (except at rush hour) at a quid a ride, flat rate (update: this will be increased to 2usd, or just over a quid, and it isn't half annoying the locals) , it's an improvement on the London Underground, there are some weird and wonderful street performers at least some of whom must be extra-terrestrial, and it's another location (for Men In Black 2).
- The Villages (downtown Manhattan, between 14th St and Chambers St). You don't need to have watched either of the Men In Black films to wonder what's around the corner here...
- The Cloisters Museum (Fort Tryon Park, north end of Manhattan, nr 193rd St) This has to be the quietest part of the city. You could stand in the middle of one of these reconstructed medieval buildings and imagine for a moment that you were either on some arcadian world, or back in a time-warp. Until you hear car-horns from the adjacent motorway, or the distinct two-tone "paarp" of a train going by, or a jet plane or helicopter going overhead....!
- Central Park (between 59th and 110th Sts, 5th and 8th Avenues) Location of "Antz", I think, or possibly "A Bug's Life", and full of very strange terrains. New York is far from flat. WJR and other Docsoci might be amused to know that a 'Warriors' Gate' exists at its north end...
- The Public Library (40th St and 5th Avenue): gloriously grandiose, and a bloody good research library too. Eat your heart out, the Nipple of Knowledge...
- The Empire State Building (33rd St and 5th Avenue): if you can brave the queues and the adverts for the 'Skyride' experience (don't bother with it), enjoy a King Kong's-eye-view of the Big Apple.
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