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New York City Harbour Lights Night Cruise
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30 June 2011

New York is one of the most memorising cities in the world.  From Broadway to the Statue of Liberty, almost every street is legendary.  However it's only the roads and boardwalks that are special, the river and harbour have their own unique stories to tell.

The best way to witness and understand this is to take a night time cruise.  Make your way to Pier 83 and step aboard your vessel.  Here you can sit in comfort and marvel as your host guides you with a full commentary of your journey.

You can sit and watch the sun setting and the moon rising over the Manhattan Skyline.  As darkness descends you can watch the reflection of the city lights as you view the riverside landmarks.  Some of the sights on the tour include the Brooklyn Bridge, the Ellis Island immigration centre and the Statue of Liberty herself.  Some 12 million immigrants passed by Liberty and went through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954, making it one of the major points of entry for migrants entering America.

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Get Down with the Beat: New York Hip Hop Tours
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13 April 2011

The music world is revived with the upbeat tunes of a new genre in late 1970s. This genre has not only brought about new entries into the music scene but has developed a culture of its own, namely hip hop. The hip hop culture originated from the urban South Bronx in the United States by the African Americans.

The Harlem-Bronx New York Hip Hop Tours provide the opportunity for people to explore and learn this distinct culture; starting at the birthplace itself! The offered tours provide an insight into the basic elements of the hip hop culture; music, dance and art graffiti. There are selections of tours which can be booked through the two main companies; Hush Hip Hop Tours and Harlem Hip-Hop Tours.

Hush Hip Hop Tours have more varieties of tours to choose from while the Harlem Hip-Hop Tours offer just one type of tour which is the “Hip-Hop On. Hip-Hop Off. Tour”. One thing in common though, the tours by both companies are conducted by hip hop legends whom are sure to provide a lively tour experience to the crowd.You will sure be entertained by the live DJ and emcees throughout the tour.

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A Review of the Private New York City by Chauffeured Classic Convertible Tour
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23 February 2011

The Private New York City by Chauffeured Classic Convertible Tour is definitely not one to be missed if you’re in New York on vacation. This really is the classiest of NYC tours, and you’ll feel like a movie star as you ride the streets of The Big Apple in style.

You’ll be driven by your very own personal chauffeur in a classic 1975 Chevrolet Caprice. The chauffeur is always a born and bred New Yorker, with extensive knowledge of the city, and will take you to the most interesting parts as well as giving you expert commentary of the areas.

The tours generally last around two hours, which is the perfect amount of time for a romantic date around the bustling streets. You’ll visit several of the most popular locations of the city.

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A biography of legend Harvey Keitel
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28 February 2010

A biography of legend Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel was born on May 13th, 1939 in Brooklyn New York. He made the decision at 16 to leave school to join the United States Marine Corps where he was stationed in Lebanon while serving his country. Upon his return to the United States he lived a modest but comfortable life working as a court reporter.

Harvey Keitel eventually caught the acting bug and had the opportunity to study at the HB Studio. This led him to roles in some off Broadway productions and eventually to his first appearance on film which was in Martin Scorseses production of Whos That Knocking At My Door.

This role was just the beginning of a working relationship between Keitel and Scorsese, who at the time was not a hugely well known producer.

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