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New York – activities for Family and Kids

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Bronx Zoo Fordham Road The Bronx (718) 367-1010   Daily 10-5:  April-Oct. Rest of the year: 10-4:30 The biggest zoo in the US has 4,000 animals, a children’s zoo , and a monorail.  Newest addition:  a $43 million Congo Gorilla Forest. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Avenue Crown Heights, Brooklyn (718) 735-4400  Wed.-Fri. 2-5; Sat., Sun. […]

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New York – attractions

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Overview No other city has such a diversity of people and cultures as New York City. Within the boundaries of its five boroughs lies a microcosm of the whole world. Visitors can move along the bustling sidewalks of Chinatown, visit the Greek tavernas of Astoria, the Old World Russian restaurants and clubs of Brighton Beach, the Italian communities of Little Italy […]

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New York – city info, how to get, events

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Main information Population Metropolitan area: 8,643,437 City Center population: 7,420,166 Visitors 33 million annually Elevation 131 Feet Area New York City ( Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Richmond) 301 square miles Area of Manhattan: 22.7 square miles Languages English, but in many areas of the City languages other than English predominate Time Zone Eastern Time (GMT […]

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Aspen – attractions

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Overview Not long ago, a “ski vacation” in the Rockies meant downhill skiing and nothing else. A vast array of exciting activities now share the spirit of winter fun at Aspen:  dog sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ballooning, paragliding, ice climbing, and even fishing. Snowboarding continues to grow in popularity, especially on the 42 trails at […]

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Aspen – city info

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Main information Population 5,000 (Aspen Village) Elevation 7,937 ft. Location 31/2 – 4  hours west and slightly south of Denver in northwestern Colorado.  Entry into Aspen involves crossing mountain passes from any direction.  In winter, if driving into the area, have 4 wheel drive and snow tires available on your vehicle.  Alternative:  Take the airport […]

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Albany – activities for Family and Kids

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Henry Hudson Planetarium 25 Quackenbush Square at Clinton and Broadway East Downtown 518-434-5132 Saturday program at 11:30am, 12:30pm Admission charged A good place to start any orientation of the state capital is this center, which also boasts a special child-friendly planetarium tour of the night sky at the weekend. Rubinstein Museum of Science and Technology […]

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Albany – attractions

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Overview Albany offers something for everyone. The lively capital city of New York State is full of surprises. For the sports enthusiast, there are hockey, football, and basketball at the Pepsi Arena. For those who prefer something quieter, there are many museums and historic buildings to tour. Visitors have several options. Guided tours by trolley, […]

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Albany – city info

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Main information Population The population of the city of Albany is approximately 100,000 while Capital District residents number about 800,000. Elevation 30 Feet Area 21.4 square miles Location Albany is located on the Hudson River, approximately 138 miles north of New York City, 144 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, 108 miles east of Syracuse and […]