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Let’s Roam New York: Grand Central Nostalgia

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If there’s one place that has captured the nostalgia of old world New York City, it’s Grand Central Terminal.  In 1947, sixty-five million people traveled the rails.  Two of them were my grandparents — on their very first date.  If this clock could talk, it would tell thousands of similar stories— stories of missed connections, love affairs, and travelers passing through the greatest city in the world.  Imagine World War II soldiers arriving back from their tour of duty to sweep their sweethearts off their feet.  Imagine dapper gents and perfectly primed ladies, parading through the grand open space, as the morning light trickled in from above.  Imagine love birds on their first trip to New York, gazing at the stars above and whispering sweet nothings in the Whispering Gallery below.  But while the famous clock ticks on, so does innovation, and Grand Central Terminal is now a place where the new and nostalgic live together.   Shiny new restaurants, organic markets and high tech shops have filled the corridors. But whether you came to shop, eat, or your just passing through, be sure to wish Grand Central Station a Happy 100th Birthday.

New York-bound? Try one of these utterly romantic old-world New York hotels:

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel — a timeless classic on E. 74th Street classic built in 1930.

The Grand Hyatt New York — it doesn’t get any closer to Grand Central than this.  The Grand Hyatt is attached to the station!

The Benjamin - Built in 1927 by world-renowned architect Emery Roth, it was one of his earlier and most successful skyscrapers.

The Waldorf Astoria — Expect elegance and art deco details at this New York City landmark hotel.

 

 

Courtney Scott

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