Paul's Daughter in Coney Island New York with an A&W Burger Family (A&W Root Beer Family) on the roof.

Paul’s Daughter A&W Burger Family Statues at Coney Island

Paul’s Daughter is one of the oldest restaurants on the Coney Island boardwalk. It’s known for cold beer, clam strips, lobster rolls…and the fiberglass mama and papa A&W Burger Family statues on their roof. About Paul’s Daughter The popular spot in Brooklyn has been serving up food and drinks to park visitors since 1962, when …

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The best New York roadside attractions to visit on a New York road trip. Add these roadside oddities to your travel bucket list, itinerary, or route map!

The 15 Best New York Roadside Attractions

Are you planning a New York road trip and want to find all the best New York roadside attractions along your route? Whether you’re driving across the state, traversing one of the state’s many scenic byways, or taking a Big Apple New York City vacation, you won’t want to miss these fifteen must-see places to …

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Ralph Kramden Statue of Jackie Gleason from the Honeymooners at the New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal

Ralph Kramden Statue at the New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal

At the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, you’ll find a bronze monument to one of New York’s most famous TV bus drivers. The Ralph Kramden statue of Jackie Gleason from the Honeymooners can be found at the southwest corner of the terminal, near the 40th Street and 8th Avenue entrance, and has …

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Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City's Fashion District.

Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City.

The Fashion Center kiosk at Seventh Avenue and 39th Street in New York City features a humomgous sewing needle threading what is certainly the world’s largest button. This giant sewing needle threading a button serves as a homage to the city’s fashion industry was designed in the 1990s by Pentagram Architectural Services. Standing tall at …

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Competitive eaters eat at Coney Island in the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest every Fourth of July

Ultimate Guide to the July 4th Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

It’s become as essential to the Fourth of July as flags waving, parades, watermelon, and fireworks: The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. Every July 4 the best of the best competitive eaters gather together to go bun to bun in the ultimate gurgitory competition. Thousands of people gather at Coney Island …

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Hello Kitty Statues at the Lever House Art Collection in New York City.

Hello Kitty Statues in New York City

My number one travel rule (OK, general rule of life) is to always have a camera on hand. Always. Granted I am a little obsessed with taking photos and capturing moments and capturing everything I see. But you just don’t ever want to be caught without one when you really want/need/have to have one.

Flying from Seattle to New York - view of the mountain from the plane.

Flying from Seattle to New York – 2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation

I spent my day traveling. Two busses to the Seattle/Tacoma airport. Shuttle to my gate. Delayed plane to New York. And finally a cab from JFK to Manhattan. I’m a bit screwed up on time zones but the fact that my hotel is pretty posh (thank YOU Priceline name your own price)and a giant brisket …

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Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park, New York City.

Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?— Alice in Wonderland America is filled with so many silly wonders. I love …

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