New York, Grand Central Station – on the Big Bus Purple route

In Midtown Manhattan just down from the junction of Maddison Avenue and 5th Avenue is Grand Central Station or Grand Central Terminal which has 68 shops and 35 dining options, but more importantly, it has TRAINS! Its close proximity to the New York Library makes both a joined at the hip must-see. From knowledge, Ghostbusters didn’t shoot there! NEW YORK BIG BUS TOUR – RED  NEW YORK BIG BUS TOUR – BLUE  New York became the obvious entry point to the USA and Ellis Island the point of immigration inspection while banking became huge because a country was being built. Railroads played an important part in that and New York became the centre of a network that spread out across the country. In the 1830s New York City’s first railroad line connected Prince Street to the Harlem River, accelerating the city’s expansion northward from Lower Manhattan. In the 1860s, Cornelius Vanderbilt a self-made man launched a ferryboat service to Staten Island at age 16 and swiftly built a vast shipping business on the Hudson River, Atlantic Coast, and beyond—including steamships to San Francisco during the 1849 Gold Rush, bought controlling stock in three of the four competing railroads—the Hudson River, New York Central, New York & Harlem, and New York & New Haven. Forging them into one was the start of an empire that brought people, profits and excitement but as the novelty wore off the pollution became an issue from these steam and smoke engines and in 1854 they were banned below 42nd street. So, a tunnel was built from 49th to 97th Street in 1875. The railroad like much of the building of America is a great story, but this building is a wonder that Jean shows you in her film, which opened as the Grand Central Depot in 1871. CENTRAL PARK  STATUE OF LIBERTY TOUR  

 

If you are on a New England Cruise we have many films that might help you plan or excite you about your forthcoming trip, or if you are undecided they might just sway you to this route. They include Boston Cheers, Boston Harbour Walk, Boston Clough House, Boston Quincy Market and Freedom TrailNew York Statue of Liberty and Island trip, NY Ellis Island, NY Empire State Building by Night, NY Big Bus Blue Route, NY Big Bus Purple Route, NY Big Bus Red Route, New York Grand Central Station, New York LibraryBaltimore Guide, Charleston Guide and Bermuda.

Big Bus Tours New York BUY YOUR BIG BUS TICKET HERE, THE QR CODE CAN THEN BE USED TO PRINT OUT YOUR TICKET BY ANY OPERATIVE NO QUEUE, NO GOING TO AN OFFICE – TICKET AT BEST PRICE WITH NO HASSLE

You may have seen the author on a ship giving an after-dinner speech or a lecture, his page is here. Stuart St Paul – click here  

Essentials – cruise travel labels and our cruise crime novels – oh, and the seasickness bands.

The Port guides here on Doris Visits are a great way to remember your cruise and share with your friends. The mystery thrillers are a whole new way to experience cruising. You may not have been to the ports in the novels, you certainly won’t have been to the parts of the ship they use. All the cruise crime novels will make you feel like you are in the adventure and on the ship – dodge the bullets and stay out of the romance. Ship and cruise accurate, the novels are a great way for new cruisers to discover a ship too. Please share the Amazon link. .CRUISE SHIP HEIST https://amzn.to/2GKQBIp

 

 

Cruise Crime Thrillers