International Travel

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 […]

International Travel

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.

New York Trip

Madame Tussauds – New York City

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#travelwithgdp Fact: New York City got its most famous nickname from a local newspaper’s horse racing column in the 1920s. Prior to the city’s adoption of the nickname, the phrase “Big Apple” was used to describe a big money prize at important horse races held around the city.