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New York Through my Lens – Part 2

 

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New York Through my Lens yet again!

The first part of my post  – ‘New York through my Lens’ received an overwhelming response from so many of you and I’m really thankful for it! As promised, here I am sharing a few lovely photos of this wonderful city yet again! 

Empire State Building

It is one of the Highest Open-Air Observatories giving you a breathtaking view of the city. The building is often lit up in different colors and they always have a particular holiday or some other significance behind it. Like on 4th of July, it is lit up with the American Flag colors or during Christmas, it is lit up with green & red colors. Their site has a complete set of information about it.

However, like I had mentioned in my previous post, if you wanna see the beauty of Empire state (and also avoid the crowd), you can consider the option of heading over to the Rockefeller center as you get a direct view of this beauty from ‘The Top of the Rock’

empire state

 

Central Park

With a sprawling area of approximately 843 acres, it is almost impossible to cover the entire park in one single day by foot. Some of the points that I think are great are – the Great lawn, Belvadare castle (near the great lawn) the fountain and the Great Lake. You might also be interested in the Central Park zoo which  is pretty small but perfect for people with kids. A few months back, I had shared a few more photos in another post. Honestly, I can’t stop clicking pics whenever I go there 😀

central park

For people who like to plan their visits ahead of time, their site gives a ton of info in detail. And don’t forget to grab some hot waffles at the ‘Wafels and Dinges’ cart while you are there. Can’t. Stop. Raving. About them!

waffles with nutella

Bryant Park 

Situated close to Times Square in the middle of Central Manhattan is the iconic Bryant Park! Whenever I go there, I just like to grab a cup of coffee and sit for a while giving my legs a break. Their carousels totally give off a carnival type of feeling to me and the tons of board games that are kept in the park will keep you amused for a long time. 

bryant park

Their winter village is magical with a myriad of shops popping up and a free ice skating rink for everyone to enjoy. If you are here in the winter, this is a must-visit!

Statue of liberty 

Lady Liberty shines in all her glory on the beautiful Ellis island. Book a trip in advance to go to the Ellis island and get up close to the statue or take the ferry which takes you around the island. If you want to save some money, hop on the Staten Island Ferry (departing from Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan) -it is free. You will get a pretty good view but the only downfall is – it doesn’t take you up-close to the statue.

statue of liberty

Walking is the best way to get around. They say if you are in New York city, keep your cars at home or prepare for traffic and sky-high parking charges. I feel your best bet is to rely on public transportation. Plus, when you explore the city, you will be able to find many hidden gems, meet a lot of wonderful, diverse set of people and overall have a very enriching experience!!

new york skyline

XOXO

Smiling Notes

87 Comments

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    Wisket of Gem

    January 16, 2016

    Great writing!! I love it!

    Hope you can view my latest travel post. Thank You!

    https://wisketofgem.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/bold-brave-bighearted/

    THANK YOU 🙂

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    Jim

    January 16, 2016

    nice post! love the pics.

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    Erika Kind

    January 16, 2016

    Deep sigh…. New York City is just so cool! I love it and hope to be back one day soon. Thank you for sharing that. Beautiful pics.

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    Lifestylebites3

    January 16, 2016

    Great post and those pictures are so eye catching.

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    mopana

    January 16, 2016

    I would love to be there, but until then, I enjoyed your beautiful virtual tour and I thank you for that. And, guess what? It was free :). No plane tickets, no hotel, no crowd, no nothing. :)) Only me and your gorgeous post and photos <3

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      Smiling Notes

      January 16, 2016

      Aww that is the sweetest compliment! You made me so happy sweetie.. Thank you so much 😘😘

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    1world2feet

    January 16, 2016

    Great photos!

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    Vajeea

    January 16, 2016

    Your photos are absolutely stunning!

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    spearfruit

    January 16, 2016

    These pictures are amazing; I felt you were taking me on a tour – wonderful! 🙂

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    anotherfoodieblogger

    January 16, 2016

    Gorgeous photography!

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    apuginthekitchen

    January 16, 2016

    Isn’t NYC a wonderful place, love your photo’s they really capture just how majestic our city is.

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      Smiling Notes

      January 16, 2016

      Yes Suzanne!! I could go on and on about it lol 😘

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    January 16, 2016

    I enjoyed reading this post too! fantastic pics as always:)

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    Love Served Daily

    January 16, 2016

    Fabulous pics

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    anroworld

    January 17, 2016

    Oh, Shamira, what did you do with me? This post is so great and I love NY even more, you made me want to go there right now…Stunning city!“I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.”

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      Smiling Notes

      January 17, 2016

      Thank you so much Ann! And what you said about New York is so true.. I feel the same way about it.. It kind of just makes me feel as if the city welcomes everyone with open arms!

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    lynne hoareau

    January 17, 2016

    What an amazing post Shamira. Your pics are stunning, everything is just fantastic. I wish I were there. My brother lives in Connecticut and he goes to NY at times with his family and they love it !!!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 17, 2016

      Thank you so much Lynne.. I’m really happy you liked my post 😘

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    Globalinfo4all

    January 17, 2016

    Amazing Photography 🙂 Crystal Clear view of New York 🙂

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    Vicki Green

    January 18, 2016

    Beautiful photos and the food from Wafels and Dingles looked amazing!

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    January 18, 2016

    Wow love this! I feel I got a personal tour! Amazing photos!!!

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    Deb

    January 18, 2016

    Your camera takes amazing pics, very clear and crisp! Loved reading through this, thanks for sharing!!

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    amaya911

    January 19, 2016

    Very nice! I need to go there someday…when it’s warm!

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    Tanja

    January 19, 2016

    such nice photos! The waffle looks yummy!

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    Celebrating Sunshine

    January 19, 2016

    Beautiful pictures! 🙂

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    anotherlifemoment

    January 19, 2016

    Beautiful photos! I have always been kind of scared to go to New York because it is such a large city! but your photo seriously make me want to buy a plane ticket there right now!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 20, 2016

      I’m sure you will love it.. Yes the crowds can be a bit intimidating in the beginning.. But it all grows on to you. Without them, New York won’t be the same 😀

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    vinnieh

    January 20, 2016

    These photos and writing were sublime.

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      Smiling Notes

      January 20, 2016

      Thank you so much. 🙂

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        vinnieh

        January 20, 2016

        I love looking at photographs and writing. Hope you like my site, it is mostly comprised of movie reviews.

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    Alex

    January 21, 2016

    Great post! Love NYC, went there last year and have wanted to go back from the moment we left

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    Chandan Sinha

    January 22, 2016

    Wow! These pictures are so beautiful. Amazing clicks and so beautiful are their descriptions 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      January 22, 2016

      Glad you liked them.. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog 😊😜

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    mentalbreakinprogress

    January 22, 2016

    Beautiful! 🙂 Having never been to New York, I must confess my ignorance…it’s not all concrete! It’s absolutely stunning! Thank you for opening my eyes! 🙂 xo

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    Gaurav Chaplot

    January 23, 2016

    Wow! New York is beautiful! I wish I could visit New York someday.

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    flawinek

    January 25, 2016

    Wow, amazing pics! 🙂

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    Alok Singhal

    January 26, 2016

    I worked at 5th and 7th Ave a coupe of years and have been to all of them! My favorite would be ice-skating at Bryant Park, that i went to a couple of times.

    I recently posted Bryant Park pic on my Instagram 🙂

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    highheelsandabackpack

    January 26, 2016

    Beautiful photos! I love New York so much. It’s been 8 years since I was last there and every year I say I’ll go back.. Maybe 2016 is the year? Ha. I enjoyed your post 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      January 27, 2016

      So glad you liked my post.. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you get to visit NY again and that too very soon! 😘

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    simplygailg

    January 27, 2016

    Beautiful photos. You capture NY so well. Xoxo

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    Shiva Malekopmath

    February 4, 2016

    Good!
    I am feeling as if I am in NYC.
    Shall come again.
    To visit another city or place you will take me.
    Thank You,
    LOL
    Shiva

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    ARTantana

    February 5, 2016

    Great post and lovely images!!

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    throughmyrosetingedglasses

    February 5, 2016

    Lovely read! 🙂

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    liferedesign101

    February 11, 2016

    This brought back many wonderful trips to New York City. I loved your photos. I, too love Central Park, there is something magical about it- the castle, the author statues, the Shakespeare Garden and of course the “Imagine” memorial!

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      Smiling Notes

      February 12, 2016

      Yes Central Park is really wonderful with full of hidden gems! Thanks a lot for stopping by 😊

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    mysideof50

    February 12, 2016

    Lovely. I was there a couple of summers ago. You got some great shots & gave some great suggestions.

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    Creative Crafts DIY

    February 12, 2016

    Wonderful photography Shamira … 🙂

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    Sreejith Nair

    July 19, 2016

    Beautiful images and nice write up 🙂

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    Curlygirlabroad

    August 31, 2016

    Nice pics 🙂

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