New York Short trip Part 1: The New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal etc.

ニューヨーク グランドセントラル駅 アイキャッチ画像

[Introduction]

I went on a business trip to the U.S. and took this opportunity to made a short-trip to New York. Although the trip was just one-and-a-half-day, I enjoyed New York very much. In this article, I will write about The New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal etc. as part of Day 1.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
Day 1 (1) The New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal [This article]
Day 1 (2) Rockefeller Center, Musical “Les Misérables”
Day 1 (3) Times Square
Day 2 (1) Brooklyn Bridge
Day 2 (2) Dumbo (Brooklyn)
Day 2 (3) World Trade Center (WTC)
Day 2 (4) High Line
Day 2 (5) Chelsea, Fifth Avenue
Day 2 (6) Times Square, Musical “PARAMOUR”

[Travel Date]
2016.06.30-07.01

[Main Part]

A new series has begun. I often take domestic travels recently and  it was last September when I went on an overseas trip last time (Malaysia and Brunei). As I mentioned earlier, I went on a business trip to the U.S. and took this opportunity to made a short-trip to New York. I have been to New York five times so far, but the last time when I visited New York was in 2007, so I decided to visit New York for the first time in 9 years. Although I travel domestically now, I used to love New York 🙂

From Atlanta to New York

Since the nearest airport to my business trip destination was Atlanta, I flew from Atlanta to New York.""

I took a domestic flight in the U.S. for the first time in 9 years.""

I used Delta Airlines.""

I arrived at New York.""

Among three airports in New York, I chose La Guardia Airport, since it was the nearest airport to Manhattan.""

I picked up my luggage and went outside the airport.""

I used NYC Airporter to move to Manhattan.ニューヨーク NYCエアポーター

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central

This time, I stayed at Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central.Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central

After I checked in the hotel, I started to stroll around New York.""

Bryant Park

To begin with, I visited Bryant Park.ニューヨーク ブライアント・パーク(Bryant Park)1

The park was surrounded by office buildings in Midtown and I saw lots of office workers and tourists there.ニューヨーク ブライアント・パーク(Bryant Park)2

ニューヨーク ブライアント・パーク(Bryant Park)3

The New York Public Library

There was also the New York Public Library on the premise of the park.""

The building was developed in 1911.ニューヨーク公立図書館(The New York Public Library)1

Though this was a library, it became a tourist spot.ニューヨーク公立図書館(The New York Public Library)2

The New York Public Library is one of the largest library in the U.S. in terms of the number of books it stores.ニューヨーク公立図書館(The New York Public Library)3

The entrance of the building faces the Fifth Avenue.""

You can also see the Empire State Buidling over there.""

Due to time constraint, I just took some photos of the building.""

Other snaps around the library.""

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Grand Central Terminal

I came back to the 42nd street.""

Then, I reached Grand Central Terminal.ニューヨーク グランド・セントラル駅(Grand Central Terminal)1

Into the building.""

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Grand Central Terminal was built in 1913 and its concourse has a big painting on the ceiling.ニューヨーク グランド・セントラル駅(Grand Central Terminal)2

So, many tourists took photos here.ニューヨーク グランド・セントラル駅(Grand Central Terminal)3

The Metro-North Railroad runs through Grand Central Terminal.ニューヨーク メトロノース鉄道

There were lots of shops and restaurants in Grand Central Terminal and I had a quick bite here.""

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[Closing]

That’s it for the article about The New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal etc. as part of Day 1. My impression of New York after 9 years’ absence was that New York has not changed so much and that it has been energetic as ever. I re-realized that New York should be a big city representative of the entire world. I brought back a sense that I love New York 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Times Square and Rockefeller Center.

[Map]

[Related Links]
La Guardia Airport
NYC Airporter
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central
Bryant Park
The New York Public Library
Grand Central Terminal


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