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Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Founded 1891, the New York Botanical Garden, is a 250 acre museum.  Yearly, 1 million persons view the 1million plants at this National Historic Landmark.

For those who missed this year's Voice of America calendar her's a recap of its street-level tour of New York City.  By street-level, VOA means that seeing neighborhoods and attractions around "The Big Apple" that are often overlooked by visitors.  VOA selected the sites to show off NYC's great diversity.

Voice of America (VOA) is a United States government-funded multimedia news source and the official external broadcasting institution of the United States. VOA provides programming for broadcast on radio, television, and the Internet outside of the U.S., in English and some foreign languages.

Washington Square Arch in Manhattan's Greenwich Village was erected in 1889 to celebrate the centennial of the inauguration of the first U.S. President.  Sculpted out of marble, the Arch is decorated with sculptures of Washington in both his civilian and military lives.  Today, the Arch is often the center of artistic and social events in this bohemian quarter of NYC.

Three bridges connect the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn; seen here are two of them: the Manhattan Bridge (left) and the Brooklyn Bridge (right). View looks toward Brooklyn.

Winter and Fall views of the beautiful Bow Bridge. The first cast iron bridge in Central Park was built during the Civil War.  It is called the Bow Bridge because its shape resembles the graceful bow of an archer or violinist.

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