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A little bit about the West Midtown and Central Park: Route 1

'Read your guide and do exactly the opposite’. Yes of course the saying a little different but I think this situation is familiar to any traveler or tourist.

On the first day it was suppose to be the Brooklyn Bridge and the main skyscrapers of Wall Street but metro has decided otherwise and brazenly dropped us off on Times Square. Well we will not resist the city.

1. Times Square

What else to say here — the intersection of Broadway and 7 Avenue is harboring the very heart of the city in the concrete trap.

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2. Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock

Despite the fact that on the map the distance seems small – just a couple of blocks — get ready to walk long and hard. Rockefeller Center is 19 buildings on 8-acres of land. Built during the Great Depression it became the first universal space where offices, and shops, and galleries, and hotels are gathered together. But the most important thing is of course the main skating rink near the main Christmas tree of the country and one of the sky decks.

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Of the lower floor can find Hale & Hearty Soups. There is a take-away salad bar with tasty and healthy food, or even order of hot dishes. Nearby there is a Starbucks with high-calorie coffee or cocoa. On the same level there is free internet.

3. Central Park

Time to go towards the giant green spot on the map — Central Park. By the way do not forget to visit the Museum of Modern Art — if not the museum itself then at least the gift shop — there are a lot of delicious things there.

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So the park. Usually people think that he was just initially saved with the first settlements but 340 hectares of forests, meadows and ponds are man-made. About 20 thousand people worked for almost 20 years on the ennoblement of bogs and rocks. The park is very large — a slow walk to the Great Lawn will take about 1.5 hours. But there are things to see: Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace , a small area called the Ramble and the statue of Alice in Wonderland. And from the Great Lawn it is not far to the Museum of Natural History.

4. The American Museum of Natural History

While climbing the wide stairs one expects to see the Tyrannosaurus at the entrance and round cashier in the middle of the hall as in the movie ‘Night at the Museum’. But in the main lobby greets with Diplodocus and a long queue to the box-office. We should always remember that movies can falsify the facts. But this should not spoil the impression of one of the greatest museums in America.

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Well afterwards you can leisurely stroll along the park or on the parallel street towards the Columbus circle. On the way there is a shop with cute cards Paper Source. And on the circle you can eat and stock up with provisions in Whole Foods shop — everything is bio, everything is organic.

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