Though it was a period of gloom after the 1929 stock market crash, John D. Rockefeller decided to turn the “Speakeasy belt” in midtown Manhattan (on which he held the lease), into a complex of buildings which had superlative design and facilities. He partnered with Radio Corporation of America, a young media company and S.L. Rothafel (Roxy) who was a theatrical genius. The first completed project within the complex was called Radio City. It was essentially meant as a “Palace” for the public where everybody could go for high-quality shows at affordable rates. The interiors were beautifully and tastefully done by Donald Deskey.
The Radio City Music Hall has held numerous movies, shows, concerts and other events. The Hall itself is huge – known to be the largest Continue reading “Radio City Music Hall – New York”
One of the most visited spots of the world, Times Square in Manhattan, New York city, is a major intersection in Midtown Manhattan (at Broadway and 7th Ave). It consists of the blocks between 6th Ave. and 8th Ave from East to West and west 40th to West 53rd from south to north. According to Forbes, more than 35 million tourists visit Times Square annually.
It was originally called the Longacre Square and later renamed Continue reading “Times Square, Manhattan, New York City”
Old Fort Niagara is located near Youngstown, New York on the banks of River Niagara at its mouth on Lake Ontario. Continue reading “Old Fort Niagara, New York – Pictures, History, Tourist/Visitor Information”
Manhattan and Jersey City hotels are easily accessible by public transport and cabs and shuttles from all major airports Continue reading “JFK / LaGuardia / Newark Airport – Cab, Taxi, Shuttle to New York and Jersey City Hotels”
The experience of being closest to the Niagara Falls can be had from the “Cave of the Winds”. The beauty of the falls as well as the sheer power overwhelms even the most prosaic of cynics. The spray of water is so intense that Continue reading “Niagara Falls – Cave of the Winds (Pictures)”