It is not often that you get to wake up to a perfectly painted peach, pink and purple coated sky, witness the feel of a salty sea breeze brush up against your skin or stare out into the atmosphere, trying to figure out at which shade of blue the ocean concludes and where the sky begins. Had this been a few months ago I would be exploring Castle Hill in Budapest, making headway towards the glaciers of Argentine Patagonia or even tasting my way through Greece. But instead, I will pack my bags with a heavy heart to kickoff my expedition to the place that needs me the most. With my ticket in hand, I would board my flight to Houston, Texas.
Jawaharlal Nehru, the former prime minister of India, once said “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” (Brainy quote) In the past, I thought that adventure was this grand and rare event that is impossible to come across. As I have grown older and wiser, I have begun to think the opposite. I will never forget the time that I got lost in California because it made me realize what real adventure is, and how common it can be.
As the stars lit up in the big apple and the sun set down towards the west creating a small fog of air around us, me and my sister decided to take a last look at the world famous time square, before we left for home. It was the middle of winter and snowing in the city of hopes of dreams. My sister and I were bundled up with a bright white polar jacket, scarves and Eskimo hats. I could feel the goose bumps racing up to my arms, making my teeth clatter against each other and giving me the chills.
Have you ever been to New York City? Over the summer I had the greatest opportunity to go and visit the “Big Apple.” I had really enjoyed my time there with my family. When I was there I saw many great and cool things. I had the chance to tour a majority of the attractions. I was really amazed by the Skyline of New York City and how it presented itself. I was also stunned to see how great and big the city that never sleeps really is.
New York City’s old slum neighbourhood, the Five Points, was notoriously known for its vice and crimes. The first organized crime group in New York City was the Forty Thieves which was led by Edward Coleman, started in 1825, in the back of a grocery store. The Dead Rabbits were an Irish gang in the Five Points area, and are most known for the riot they caused in 1857. The Eastman Gang were a Jewish group in the Five Points area, which began in the late nineteenth century, and were the rival of the Five Points Gang. The Five Points Gang was another group, started by Paul Kelly and included future famous mobsters. In Five Points, where most of New York City’s crime started, it also started some of history’s most notorious gangs, and mobsters.
The average vacation brochure presents images of sandy beaches, luxury hotels, massages at spas and leisurely dinners. Traveler's recline in a world insulated from local cultures with rest and relaxation being their focus. On the other hand, adventure travel often entails adrenalin spiked, curiosity driven activities that test personal endurance with peaceful interludes embracing nature and learning about other cultures. Adventure travel often takes participants to foreign lands, but North America's residents can visit the Four Corners Region of the United States and discover cultural and athletic adventure travel at their fingertips. They need no passport to touch a sovereign nation's rich history.
One reason why people undertake dangerous journeys is to gain more knowledge of the Earth and the life the inhabits it. George Catlin, who was both an artist and a writer, is an example of a person who underwent a dangerous journey in the pursuit of learning more. From a young age, he was fascinated by the frontier life and Indian Tribes, this would lead him to travel 2,000 from St. Louis in a Journey that was described as full of “almost insurmountable difficulties” (Letter from the Yellowstone River). Catlin’s fascination with the frontier and Native Americans pushed him to go on a dangerous journey to learn more about them. It is this kind of fascination which drives most people, even those
New York City is made up of five boroughs, which include the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Within these boroughs, there are high and low-income neighborhoods that contain either high or low status organizational structures or facilities. Each division has their own characteristics and top attractions, such as the Empire State building, Central Park, or Times Square. As New York City may be known for great food and fun attractions, New York faces infrastructure problems within each borough. New York City’s infrastructure funding is limited in lower income neighborhoods, where money needed to upkeep the city goes toward prime tourist’s areas or residents living in high status neighborhoods, such as The Upper East Side of Manhattan, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and Lenox Hill, Manhattan. Moreover, abandoned buildings, poor sewage conditions, and rocky roads and streets are examples of low-income area infrastructure problems that may hinder neighborhood growth both structurally and economically. Harlem, East Brooklyn, and South Bronx are low-income parts of New York that lack new and refined facilities, roads, plumbing, and fundamental structures, which contribute to high crime and arrests.
Away is a documentary about the surfing subculture in New York City that is shown through three female surfers at Rockaway Beach.
New York City is an extremely diverse destination in the US, and is comprised of many differing cultures. Renowned places to visit include the Empire State Building; the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the Statue of Liberty and the world famous Times Square, there are a huge number of other places to visit in New York. The city is situated on the Hudson River and with a population of over eight million and the most densely populated US city.
suit. They got their car that was parked in the parking structure and went off to go explore the new city that they would hopefully call home for the rest of their lives. They found one of the best pizza places to eat in New York and sat down to eat because it was really packed and from the outside there was people standing outside. After they went to go check out where the mighty brooklyn dodgers played which was a day that they had a game against the giants, their rivals. They weren't gonna see the game but they pulled to the side right in front of the stadium while the game was going on. You could feel the energy of the crowed going off inside that way they could get their game. They got off the car and you could see inside the stadium
When I first examined the photo of the construction workers in New York City, my impression was they were passing something heavy like in a bucket brigade line. I saw their shoulders were curved over and their hands were straining which all the visuals cues were in place telling me they were working.
Have you ever visited a place you have never seen before or walked their streets and all of a sudden you start being a person who lives there? Well I have when I went to New York for the first time. My Girl Scout Troop and I decided to take a nice trip to New York. Many of us had never been there before and couldn’t wait to see the places and cultural sites New York was known for. For example The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Time Square, and famous Broadway Plays.
Every time I hear this song it makes me long to leave all of my responsibilities and head off to the city of dreams. A trip to New York has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I have always wanted to visit the place of tall buildings, history, and where culture is intertwined with its people. I have wanted to live the fast pace life of a New Yorker, where I could stand outside and see, smell, and taste all of the experiences that this city has to offer. I have been building and building this ideal image in my mind for so long. If I ever get to New York, will I be disappointed by the city that never sleeps? The city that is a part of almost every movie I watch. Can New York live up to the expectations I have
In the heart of New York City, the lives of Melvin Udall, Carol Connely, Simon Bishop, and Frank Sachs collided every day. However, when tragedy struck not only did they form mutual friendships, they helped each other become their best selves. While there were several interesting characters in this film, I chose to focus on the life of Simon Bishop (Brooks, 1997).