"Empire State Building", "New York", "Manahattan"

Empire State Building

It was a beautiful night, hanging out with friends on the rooftop of a hotel in the West Village.  We were enjoying the stunning view of the Empire State Building, a lit in white last night.  However, this morning we are all shocked to learn of the tragic shooting in front of that landmark. 9…

Washington Square New York

The Arch of Washington Square Park

The iconic Washington Square Arch was completed in 1892, modeled by architect Stanford White on the Arc de Triomphe of Paris. There are so many historical events about this park dating back to the 17th century. When it was owned by Native Americans, and then driven out by Dutch invaders.  The Dutch gave the area…

Fraunces Tavern New York

Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern is the oldest building in the city. It was built in 1719 by a French Huguenot who married  a daughter of mayor  Stephanus van Cortlandt (the first native born mayor of New York City).  US Gen. George Washington attended a feast, bidding farewell to his Continental Army on Dec 4, 1783. The building is now a restaurant…

"Gold Street", "Manhattan", "New York", "Taxi", "Downtown",

Taxi !

“Taxi !”..This is how we hail a cab (a more commonly way of calling taxi). The taxi business began in 1897 with 12 electrical cars.  Then, the cars were upgraded and it was called Electrobat electric car. Nowadays there are over 10,000 taxi in the city. Get ready, stand-out confidently by raising hand and yell…TAXI!!