Six Days around New York

I have almost concluded trip to NYC meeting prospects, colleagues, and clients. Some of the meetings happened in the financial district of Manhattan, on floors above 40th (not listing exact floor, for confidentiality) closer to World Trade Center, Rockefeller buildings and more. Meetings were related to both QE and Dev support for emerging technologies such as blockchain, and more. Here are few pics that I could click, as I went in and out of meetings rooms on the floors with spectacular views, and I as walked around Manhattan, and getting in/out of Subway and LIRR

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World Trade Center Transport Hub – View from the top

The state-of-the-art World Trade Center Transportation Hub, completed in 2016, serves 250,000 Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) daily commuters and millions of annual visitors from around the world. At approximately 800,000 square feet, the Hub, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava, is the third largest transportation center in New York City. The “Oculus” serves as the centerpiece of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, incorporating 78,000 square feet of multi-level state-of-the-art retail and dining. The concourses emanating from the Oculus link the entirety of the site above and below grade. With an additional 290,000 square feet of exciting, multi-level retail and dining space, the World Trade Center site is the focal point of Lower Manhattan (Wiki)

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World Trade Center Transport Hub – View from the top

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WTC Memorial Site

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World Trade Cetner
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External View of WTC and the Occulus
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Pleasantly surprised to see this hub, as I got out of the E Track of NYC Subway

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Pleasantly surprised to see this hub, as I got out of the E Track of NYC Subway

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NYC Subway Art
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My NYC Sales Legends
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Spotted Empire State Building as I walked towards Penn
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Time Square
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View of Rockefeller Center from one of the nearby buildings
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Obligatory Snap from Rockefeller Christmas Tree
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with Girish Nair
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Super healthy and tasty organic lunch at THE LITTLE BEATS
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New breakfast bite: Sous Vide Egg Bite at STARBUCKS: These are SO incredibly tasty and light, they melt in your mouth in the most pleasant way. They are also super rich in flavor from the roasted red pepper and green onion.

What is the best way to get to JFK Terminal, if you are in Long Island.  After talking few friends, and searched on travel portals, here is what I did. I paid $7 to travel on MTA from Hicksville to Jamaica. I took the train AIRTRAN  (with $5 ticket) at Jamaica station (and did not even have to walk more than few minutes) and reached JFK Terminal 8 (from where I flew on Cathay Pacific) to take flight to Hongkong.  I reached airport in just about 45 minutes, despite not so great weather with freezing rain, and spent about $12.  Here is the clip of my AirTran ride.

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