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JOURNAL : May 4, 2007

Manhattan Island

New York City > New York > United States

Series Manhattan Island

We spent a few days walking around busy Manhattan, a compact and congested island that maintains an air of breezy prosperity. Of course we cruised touristy spots like Times Square and the Empire State Building, and explored from Central Park to Battery Park.

A rare opportunity, we also met with colleagues for lunch at local restaurants.

Madison Square Tower, Manhattan

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Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan

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Rockefeller Plaza

On one particular day we hooked up with a client of mine that hosts a free mobile games website. I'd been developing their site for nearly a year without ever meeting them, so we had lunch in Rockefeller Square on a sunny afternoon in early May. Since both gents are from India, the next day we enjoyed a delicious meal at Utsav near 6th.

Madison Square Garden, Manhattan

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On another day we took my dog Windsong with us on our daily venture. Although it complicated our plans, it was difficult to leave her in the hotel room all day. That dog walked through a jam-packed Times Square, across many streets and intersections, and down to the southern tip of the island.

Times Square at Night, Manhattan

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After a long day of walking we were exhausted and jumped into a cab. But first we had to convince the driver to let the dog in his vehicle. He eventually and grudgingly assented, and to punish us, the rather loud-mouthed fellow ranted relentlessly to his captive audience the long drive back to Jersey.

Central Park West, Manhattan

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Into the Garden

Manhattan Island also hosts the exquisite Central Park. In our various treks across the city we came upon Central Park quite often, sometimes skirting her borders, and other times exploring her amenities, enjoying the break from the city.

Times Square in the Daytime, Manhattan

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Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan

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May 4, 2007

New York City > New York > United States

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