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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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Manhattan Sky Tour New York Helicopter Flight
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11 June 2011

To get a really perfect view of New York a Manhattan Sky Tour helicopter trip is simply out of this world. On arrival at the heliport passengers are greeted by a team of friendly professionals who will take them for a helicopter tour right over this amazing city. The tour lasts around 12 exhilarating minutes with a bird’s eye view of the New York skyline as the chopper soars above the most famous landmarks in the world.

From start to finish this tour has the safety of all the passengers very much at the fore front of the every tour they organise. Their friendly team shows a safety video in the hangar prior to take off to ensure that everyone is put at ease before they get on board for the ride of their lives.

The experienced pilot knows every landmark that he flies passed so passengers can get their cameras out and ready for some great shots as they fly over them. This helicopter tour is a must for any visitor to New York as it offers them a once in a life time opportunity of not only taking photos of the Manhattan skyline but it’s also a great way of learning some of the history of this great Metropolis.

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For A Truly Exclusive Gift - How About A Custom Bronze Scultpure?
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18 July 2010

For A Truly Exclusive Gift - How About A Custom Bronze Scultpure?Bronze has been one of the most popular metals on the planet for hundreds if not thousands of years. The metal is lightweight, strong, and easy to work with, as well as abundant with an attractive appearance that doesn’t succumb to the elements as easily as other metals. This is why using bronze for sculptures has always been so popular.

Sculptors found long ago that bronze was ideal due to the actual chemistry of the metal. Of course, sculpting a metal statue or figure isn’t like woodwork. You cannot simply whittle away the material with a sharp utensil. Instead, a mold must be made and the metal must be poured in. Bronze expands before it sets, allowing every last detail to be seen in the finished product.

For individuals looking to purchase an original gift for themselves or their family or friends, a personal bronze portrait sculpture makes for the ultimate gift. Not only is a personal sculpture wholly gratifying, lifelike and lavish, but it’s also an affluent gift. Bronze is not a cheap metal. It’s an alloy consisting of 90% copper and 10% tin.

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The Story of Broadway Theater, New York
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24 April 2010

The Story of Broadway Theater, New YorkNew York City is absolutely filled with tourist attractions and historical landmarks that are more recognizable than in any other city in America. With the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building acting as the sights to see, the historic Broadway Theatre acts as the city’s hub of artsy productions and is the New York art district’s crown jewel.

A lot of people confuse Broadway the district with Broadway the building. With 40 individual theaters in the district, the multiple structures single-handedly make Manhattan stand out as one of the foremost production cities on the planet. Even with much of the world in recession, Broadway still manages to pull in close to a billion US dollars annually in ticket fees alone.

However, Broadway Theatre, the 1,700-seat centerpiece of the district, remains the top theater in the district despite the competition. It’s the one stage which every theatrical performer wishes to appear on, and no matter how many names it has gone by in the past, this building has always been the crème de la crème of New York’s play scene.

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Top 10 Things You Must Do In New York
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15 January 2010

Top 10 Things You Must Do In New YorkNew York city, New York is the most famous city in America and among the most famous in the entire world. It pulls in millions of tourists every year and subsequently billions of dollars due to the plethora of shows, statues, buildings, museums and other historical landmarks and attractions. If you’re visiting NYC anytime in the near future, there are certain things you have to do while there.

In no particular order, here are the top ten things you must do in New York.

One
See the Statue of Liberty. This pure copper statue, standing 305-feet tall (in total from ground to torch), was a gift from the French, commemorating America’s freedom. Since arriving in New York in 1886 and being reconstructed, piece by piece, millions of visitors-around 3 million annually for the past few decades-have walked up the stairs inside the statue and peered out at the city from inside.

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Sydney Opera House - A World Heritage Site since 2007
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05 November 2009

Sydney Opera House - A World Heritage Site since 2007

Australia isn't readily known for their displays of architecture throughout the world, but one modern marvel changed that perception and stands out as one of the grandest concert halls on the planet. The Sydney Opera House is a true architectural feat, showcasing man's ingenuity and grasp of structural integrity.

Sitting directly on the harbor and enjoying World Heritage Site status since 2007, this lavish, expansive structure is as recognizable as the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, and other great monuments of the world. It is to Australia what the Colosseum is to Rome, and the Opera House has become the paradigm symbol of Oz.

Situated on Bennelong Point, the peaked Opera House towers above the shoreline and makes up most of Sydney's skyline on the shore. The iconic structure was designed by Jorn Utzon, a Danish architect, and resembles a ship at full sail. It was a challenging structure to build, but one that Utzon met head-on.

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The Number One Illusionist of all time is David Copperfield
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04 October 2008

The Number One Illusionist of all time is David CopperfieldBefore Chris Angel and David Blaine came along with their edited for TV magic, David Copperfield reigned supreme as the top illusionist in the world. This master magician has made the Statue of Liberty disappear - enough said.

He plays 500 shows a year and constantly tries to top himself. David has been playing Las Vegas for years, and his magic show always prevails as one of the top entertainment destinations, not only in Las Vegas, but in all of America.

He is hailed by both fans and critics alike as the greatest illusionist of all time. If you’ve never seen David Copperfield perform, there’s no better time than right now. The man has walked through the Great Wall of China, flown through the air, and even made audience members disappear. He’s truly one of a kind.

Of course, he can’t recreate every televised trick for the Vegas audience, but he does demonstrate similar and equally impressive illusions by using objects a bit more suitable for a stage setting. For example, Copperfield pays homage to his Great Wall walk-through by using a large sheet of metal and effortlessly walking through it.

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