Tag Archives: New York City


The Hidden Harbor Tour in New York

The stated purpose of the Hidden Harbor Tour is to raise awareness of the ports of New York. But, as you navigate around Manhattan, passing by the Statue of Liberty, or under the Brooklyn Bridge, it may be taken into consideration by those who want see Manhattan from a different point of view.

The Newark Bay Tour passes around Staten Island and the Statue of Liberty, until you get to Port Elizabeth, the largest container port in the world. The Brooklyn Tour, passing under a bridge in Brooklyn and Manhattan, are also for planned tours to coincide with special events, such as for the 4th of July.

For now, there has been 12 published tour dates, which will take place between May and June. Tourists will aboard a yacht, equipped with every comfort. The tour starts at the pier number 16 South Street Seaport, in the afternoon around 17:30, and tickets cost $29 for adults, $22 for seniors, $15 for children.


The Brooklyn Folk Festival

The Brooklyn Folk Festival has come to the 4th edition of the wave of enthusiasm last year, when rows of spectators were expected to enter the premises where live bands played.

Bands of musicians, and groups of girls, dressed in long skirts for the occasion, dance to the rhythm of the traditional American music. But since in New York, where much of the population is of Hispanic origin, the festival is multicultural. There are also performances of Latin music, such as the involvement of the Conga Libre Radio Jarocho.

This year, the Brooklyn Folk Festival has moved, and will be held in downtown Brooklyn, with the presence of more than 30 bands to play live folk music of all types (old-time string-band music, folk, blues, bluegrass, klezmer, Caribbean and Balkan folk music).


The Freedom Tower

It ‘s official! The record has been obtained! On the night of April 30 and May 1, one World Trade Center, better known as the Freedom Tower, became the tallest building in New York, surpassing the height of the Empire State Building.

For New Yorkers and Americans, this has been an important date, following what happened on 9/11.

The construction of the skyscraper has not ended yet. Four planes are still to be constructed, and an antenna of 100 meters is still be installed. After its construction, this will be the tallest skyscraper in North America.


The Big Apple

New York had no transcendent architectural scale in the 90’s. There were some isolated cases and unnoticed as demonstrations in Times Square, but this presence is enlivened in recent years.

In the first decade of the century, showed examples of Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Christian de Portzamparc, the third of residential buildings by Richard Meier on the West Side Highway, Jean Nouvel and Herzog & de Meuron in Soho and Noho and as a host of smaller-scale interventions, especially indoors.

Morimoto Restaurant is an example, shows the creative master Tadao Ando. When visiting the city do not cease to go to the bathroom and see one that does ‘almost’ everything.

Peep at the restaurant in Soho, the toilets are separated diners with a reflective glass through which you can see from the tables into the interior, but in reverse. Only in New York!

For New Yorkers, a recurring topic of conversation is their neighborhood, how many blocks to the Subway, the park, the river, to the supermarket, coffee, to the library.The neighborhoods are distinguished historically by the current of his people. Curators at the Upper East, Upper West liberals, the Bohemians in the East Village … this changes as some industrial areas become neighborhoods and environments revived.

Tribeca and the Financial District at the southern tip of Manhattan, live a revitalization, as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center, have incentives for housing.