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”
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.
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central
This time, I stayed at Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central.
After I checked in the hotel, I started to stroll around New York.
To begin with, I visited Bryant Park.
The park was surrounded by office buildings in Midtown and I saw lots of office workers and tourists there.
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.
Though this was a library, it became a tourist spot.
The New York Public Library is one of the largest library in the U.S. in terms of the number of books it stores.
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.
Grand Central Terminal
I came back to the 42nd street.
Then, I reached Grand Central Terminal.
Into the building.
Grand Central Terminal was built in 1913 and its concourse has a big painting on the ceiling.
So, many tourists took photos here.
The Metro-North Railroad runs through Grand Central Terminal.
There were lots of shops and restaurants in Grand Central Terminal and I had a quick bite here.
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.