- 02:357.36 mi2.9 mph1,075 ft1,050 ft
New York City has a new attraction: The Edge, the highest observation deck in the western world.
With the ongoing urban development of the Hudson Yards, this viewing deck on the 100th floor at a height of 345 meters was opened on March 11th, 2020. This viewing deck protrudes as a triangle from a high-rise building. You have a gigantic vision.
The floor of the viewing platform is made of glass at one point so that you can look 345 meters down.
Another highlight for me was the food in a Korean restaurant inside. Oh how nice that was!
The way back had to be a little different than planned as there was a shooting in Times Square.edgenyc.com/en
2 days ago
Today I started looking for traces of Germany in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Yorkville, a district on the Upper East Side, was the preferred place of residence for German immigrants from 1880 onwards. Today there are only two German stores that are still run as family businesses: Fleischer Schaller & Weber and the small hardware store Wankel's Hardware Store. The quality of the meat products at Schaller & Weber is really very good, and the meat loaf I bought there was very tasty.
There was a lot of life in Carl Schurz Park today, children's birthdays, music and just a lot of people who were happy to be outside.
In addition, the official residence of the New York Lord Mayor (Gracie Mansion) is located in this park.
2 days ago
On this tour, I went to a clothes store for the first time in over a year. Just browse around in peace, that was really wonderful.
After 5th Avenue I went to Central Park, which fascinates me again and again for a completely man-made park or green space. I especially like the views of certain high-rise panoramas.
3 days ago
I had a great experience on this tour, I went to a restaurant to eat. After months of closed restaurants in Germany, the impossible is possible here in New York City, open restaurants both indoors and out. With the good weather, I could choose the outside area. I was so happy. I felt like I was about to experience the seventh wonder of the world.
Then a walk across Roosevelt Island was necessary, this time towards the northern tip, to the lighthouse. On the way back I was able to enjoy the breathtaking backdrop of Manhattan 'at night'.
5 days ago
Roosevelt Island is an island in the East River and administratively belongs to the Manhattan borough of New York City. From the island you have a wonderful view of Manhattan on the one hand, and a beautiful view of the Queens borough of New York City on the other.
In the south of the island there is the new Cornell Tech Campus of Cornell University with the two ultra-modern buildings by Tata and Bloomberg. There are also the ruins of the Smallpox Hospital. At the very southern tip is Four Freedoms Park (unfortunately closed today), which is dedicated to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The Queensboro (Ed Koch) Bridge goes over the island
You can live well on the island or spend your free time, you can walk around the island once. In spring, New Yorkers come to the island for the cherry blossom season or on weekends they go on a trip here.
Today people sat on benches or on lawns in good weather and had a good time.
5 days ago
After more than a year of absence because of Covid 19, I'm finally back in New York City, After the quarantine, I first took the cable car to Manhattan for the Covid 19 test. After receiving the result, I was released into freedom. Everything is open here, shops, restaurants and hotels. But only those who survived.
The people are in a good mood and you are sure that you will defeat Covid 19 together. I don't feel anything here of a general depression like in Germany. Rather, I feel a common spirit of optimism. The Americans master this situation with their well-known pragmatism and flexibility.
7 days ago
- 03:158.00 mi2.5 mph1,025 ft925 ft
Part 2: Once again an absolute classic from Schloss Burg an der Wupper.
Because of Corona the place was relatively empty but is always nice.
The Müngstener railway bridge as the highest railway bridge in Germany is always worth seeing. And the paths along the banks of the Wupper are also very, very beautiful.
I find the equestrian statue in front of the upper castle of Burg Castle particularly interesting, showing Engelberg II, Count von Berg and Archbishop of Cologne (1185-1225), who ruled his country from this castle.
April 25, 2021