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Times Square – New York City

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#travelwithgdp Fact: Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as “The Crossroads of the World”, “The Center of the Universe”, “the heart of The Great White Way”, and “the heart of the world”. One of the world’s busiest pedestrian areas, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and […]

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Times Square Dancers – New York City

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#travelwithgdp Fact: A 20-minute show can generate $100 to $300, dancers say. But the take is divided equally among up to a dozen performers. At the end of a typical day, after an average of six to eight shows, a dancer might leave with $100 in his pocket.

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Staten Island Ferry – New York

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#travelwithgdp Fact: Cornelius Vanderbilt, an entrepreneur from Stapleton, Staten Island, who would become one of the world’s richest people, started a ferry service from Staten Island to Manhattan in 1810. Although Cornelius was only 16 years old at the time, he had sailed extensively enough in his father’s periauger that he could easily navigate the New […]

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Bryant Park – New York

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#travelwithgdp Fact: Bryant Park is located entirely over an underground structure that houses the New York Library’s stacks, which were built in the 1980s when the park was closed to the public and excavated; the new library facilities were built below ground level while the park was restored above it.