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College and Cholesterol - Counting Down the Days (Redneck Wonderland Part 2)

EestiTiger

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Made my way to the south end of the stadium and the football department

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About 30 years too late
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At reception asked a stunningly attractive young lady if okay to have a look around and take some photos - got the affirmative
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Longhorns - 4 times National Champions
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Best view of the interior of the stadimu I could get. Work being done to the south end has dropped capacity to about 85 000, when finished, back over 100 000.
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Change to the south end will make it look like the team is running out of a uterus! LSU had their measure early in the season :)

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Walked up to the World Trade Center
America's Response Monument in Liberty Park overlooks the site

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World Trade Centre Station, was under construction during my last visit
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The inside
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Down to Wall Street
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Stock Exchange, no idea what this was about

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Hopped on the subway then a short walk to Washington Square Park

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Continued on, looking back at Washington Square Arch

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Up to the Flat Iron Building, unfortunately scaffolding on the building so not great for a photo

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To the hotel for a bit of a rest

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There's a Ruby Tuesday restaurant on the next block and that was where I was heading to get something to eat. I know there's a lot better places to eat, however I'm a convenience eater and it was close and looked okay on Trip Advisor. Was full downstairs, so sent up 3 floors where I was told I could sit at the bar. Not for me, so took off on a half-hearted search for somewhere to eat. Ended up going the easy route of a sidewalk pizza place for a coupe of slices and a drink for $5.

Wandered a bit, taking a few snaps, then back tot he hotel for the night.

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Up quite early, had been a bit of rain when I was walking around the night before and a lot more during the night. Had accumulated quite a bit of coin so up to the Walgreens to start getting rid of it.
Bit of TV in the room and out about 8.00am to head out to Queens. Had the misfortune to sit next to some bloke going through his ear cleaning routine, complete with the end of a pen lid digging quite deeply into his lid.

Citi Field, home of the Mets

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The Mets former stadium, Shea Stadium, was situated in the current stadium's car park. There are markers there showing the location of the diamond. There was a bit of activity in the carpark with the lights being upgraded and a tractor moving the poles into place. Off course they were placing these poles exactly where I wanted to be. So a bit of a wait, but eventually got what I wanted.

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Court of Champions
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Looking back form Ashe Stadium
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Walked along 111th Street to 111th Street Station and the ride back to Manhatten
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Back to the hotel for a break, unfortunately the lift was out of action, so a bit of exercise up the 7 floors.
On the subway out to Coney Island

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When in Rome, overpriced but to be honest tasted pretty good
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Coney Island Station
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Fairly desolate and deserted
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Shame the Queens Museum was closed. The Panorama of The City of New York is incredible!
 

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Wanted to visit the Brighton Beach area, headed up Surf Ave and past The Cyclone

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Under the Subway tracks and up Brighton Beach Ave
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Went in to this store, really liked the Soviet era posters. Couldn't justify buying them here though, need to get to Russia
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A few street shots
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Russian street food, pretty sure this is cheburek
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Had the meat and it was sensational

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Continued walking a bit

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Turned back, time for something sweet. Pretty ordinary, seemed like stale bread with a bit of strawberry jam.

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Headed to the boardwalk to get back to Coney Island Station

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Not many braving the water

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Time for something to eat

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Pork and chive dumplings, less than $2 for 5 of them. Inside was packed so sat myself on a bench on the sidewalk. Ambiance was somewhat ruined when a cook came out and brought one up from deep inside his lungs and deposited it not all that far from me.

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Time to keep moving

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Made my way to 11th Street and a little detour to Veniero Bakery
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Headed to the 14th Street Subway Station to get back to the hotel. Off at Grand Central

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Back to the hotel

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Through Bryant Park

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Bit of work going on

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Into the hotel, thankfully the lift was up and running, time for a sugar hit

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Showed restraint and saved the tiramisu for ron

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Bit of a rest then out for a stroll and something to eat

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Up early again and a trip to Walgreens to get rid of more coin
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Bit of a crime buff, so a walk down to the site of Paul Castellano's hit

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Clear shots of the Chrysler Building

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Through Grand Central and a bit of sun trying to get through. Would have been a sight before all the high rises went up and blocked the sun ro streaming through.
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Subway to Brooklyn and a classic tourist shot

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Went wandering

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