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Local Manhattan Flavor in These Manhattan Live Bars (NYC)
May 21, 2013 - Despite being known for having the most theaters and broadway showcases, there is no shortage of bars with LIVE music in New York city as well. There is something very different about going to a pub with LIVE music...especially when we have talented artistes and comedians up on stage who are geared to entertain the night away.
A good place to head to with the rented charter bus for a bar crawl or a bachelor party bus get-together is a place called Bowery Ballroom located along Delancey St. between Kenmare St and Bowery, to be exact. The bar is open from 6pm till late into the night, officially it closes at 2am but the bar for most parts remain open because of the patrons and party-goers. The bar has ample space and can accommodate gatherings and large groups so, give them a call if a private space is what you are looking for. The best time to head over to Bowery is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. As it turns out, the main ballroom area has tons of space so that patrons can let their hair down and put on their dancing shoes for some serious dancing when they want to.
Gay bars are not exclusive to the LGBT community because bars like Marie’s Crisis have very regular, friendly and welcoming visitors too. The loyal customers know how to have more fun than anyone else, really. If that is what you are interested in seeing and experiencing during your New York City party bus rental tour vacation, then as soon as the sun starts setting, tell the charter bus driver that you would like to head to Marie’s Crisis on Grove St. in the West Village neighborhood. It is one of those friendly LIVE bar entertainment outlet that is loved in all of Manhattan and the good thing about Marie’s Crisis is that there is no cover charge.
You know how ‘Cheers’ the series made famous local bars with friendly people? How about the cafe that the friends in ‘Friends’ go to for their regular get-togethers? Well, yes, Marie’s Crisis is like that on most nights. A place for friends to hang around and catch up over a couple of drinks while enjoying LIVE entertainment.
The Happy Hour rate during weekday is unbelievable, the drinks are strong. The brew is a sure bet in loosening those knotted muscles that a long and tiring day at work may have caused. And remember to give us a call if a large gathering is what you are organizing. We can't wait to be a part of your party!
Gantry State Park (NYC)
Mar 26, 2013 - Yes, we have all heard about New York City’s all-encompassing, gorgeous and beautiful Central Park which has become a major attraction for visitors from all over the world. The name Central Park has been mentioned countless times and used as a backdrop for films, stories and documentaries as well. While less have been said about Gantry Plaza State Park, the 12-acre riverside oasis serves as an important outdoor attraction for people outside of the Manhattan area. In fact, because of the fact that it is literally a stone’s throw away from downtown Manhattan, people who are at Gantry State Park have splendid view of the Manhattan skyline, Empire State Building and also not to mention the unique United Nations building.
This pet-friendly park provides a reprieve for those who are working or living in and around Long Island City for a very long time. During weekends, the park will be filled with families, babies in strollers, skateboarding teenagers, runners, bikers, hikers, toddlers playing with their friends, parents and pets, and also couples out for a healthy walk.
The park boasts of a very unique mist fountain which anyone will find beautiful. Remember to take lots of pictures, especially candid ones, of people playing around the mist fountain. However, the mist fountain is not the most anticipated feature of the park, the restored gantries are, in fact, the masterpiece of the park.
Many people find this park the perfect place not just for physical activities but also for them to take short breaks from reality, to destress and also to do some people-watching especially during spring and summer months. As you walk along or sit and observe at the Gantry park, there will inevitably be people who are there to take pictures of the WTC (or to check on the progress of the new site) which is just across the river. The scene is extremely touching.
The park sits neatly near some of the most trendy neighborhoods too, like Hunter’s Point which also serves as a photography enthusiast’s haven. Foodie travelers will also not be disappointed with the sheer number of authentic cuisine and diners around the park.
As we have mentioned before, not many people know about the park and some of the locals will sheepishly admit that they secretly prefer it this way in order to avoid the crowd. The park is full of benches and is absolutely clean. Basically, if you are looking for a quiet corner to sit down, connect and relax with your friends and family over the weekend, Gantry State Park could very well be your best bet.
Tenement Museum (New York City)
Jan 25, 2013 - After countless decades of bringing in new immigrants from all around the world, the lower east side of New York City has become a conglomeration of culture and diverse businesses and people. The cultural diversity is reflected not just in the buildings in the lower east but also the food, places, business, homes and attractions. For those who are interested in finding out how the transformation came about should take fit in a party bus visit to the Tenement Museum which is located on Orchard Street. The building itself is historical - between 1863 to 1935, the Tenement Museum building housed more than seven thousand people from more than twenty countries from around the world.
The five-storey building is an amazing sight by itself and has been turned into a twenty apartment building. The organizers painstakingly recreated and rebuilt the individual apartments to show you how the immigrants came to the America with their new dream of a free world. At the point of writing this article, the management of the museum recreated four apartments to reflect how the four families lived their lives back then. They are continuously researching and recreating the apartments to educate more people about the lives of the migrants.
A visit to the museum gives you a rare opportunity to see how the small 375 sqft apartments were for these immigrants - modern New Yorkers complaining about their own small quarters will most certainly take home with them a very deep, humbling feeling. Sometimes, these small, camped quarters doubles up for business purposes.
Everyone who has ever been there are amazed with the survival skills of these immigrants and also the details that the organizers have put into recreating the apartments. The tour guides are friendly and are more than willing to tell you unheard-of stories. Visitors can also share their own family histories. The museum staff also offer walking tours around the neighborhood to help visitors understand how far the immigrants who once called the place home have come.
In order to create a very realistic experience, there is no central air-conditioning (talk about detailed attention) so, if the weather is hot on the day that you are visiting, please be advised to bring along your own bottled water. Food and drinks from outside is not allowed. The tour is often about an hour long and requires climbing up a series of stairs. Unfortunately, photos are not allowed to be taken inside of the tenement building. And once your tour is done, take your time to slowly browse through The Visitors Center for special gifts and souvenirs to bring home with you when your party bus tour is done.
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