Angela Harrison Eng has written a guest post for us. I've gone to Chinatown in Washington, D.C. several times. I recall going by the Wok and Roll restaurant at 604 H Street NW. It's no longer there but when I was last there about 10 years ago, it was still standing. The building is still there but not the restaurant.
I didn't know anything about the history of the area so after reading her article, I went online and found out that the Wok and Roll was put up for sale in 2003. I'm assuming that it wasn't sold because it's still listed as available on Zillow.com. In any case, it's very interesting to read about this historic site.
And, because it's in lower Manhattan, you can still see the Empire State Building. This is an excellent location for a romantic photoshoot, anniversary dinner, proposal, or any other small celebration. The rental includes the internal area as well, but let's be honest: you won't want to go inside with such a lovely rooftop.
If you're looking to escape the city this winter, take advantage of the great rates at this New York hotel over the holidays. And if you find yourself in need of a vacation before Christmas, then book one of our luxury villas in Jamaica or Panama.
But back to the question at hand: no, the Empire State Building is not on a rooftop.
Its address is 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018. You can reach it by subway, bus, or car. It's close to Central Park and many other famous attractions including Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Broadway.
You can also walk to several restaurants from the Empire State Hotel Restaurant & Bar, including Starbucks, Caffe Reggio, and Pizza Hut. Or visit some of the many shops including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Prada if you are looking to upgrade your travel wardrobe.
The Empire State Building was built in 1931-1932. At the time, it was the world's tallest building.
The Hull-House is presently managed by the University of Illinois at Chicago as the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and the original dining hall was transferred to the UIC campus in 1963, near to the original Hull Home residence. (Unfortunately, the other 11 structures were demolished.) The museum's exhibits focus on women and gender issues in history.
Today, the museum site includes a small but excellent collection of furniture, photographs, and other items that shed light on how families lived in the early 20th century, when Hull House was founded. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; admission is free.
You can learn more about the museum and its founder on its website. Links to other sites are provided so you can read more about Jane Addams and her work.
Hull House is located at 4400 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60646. It is approximately 15 minutes by car from O'Hare International Airport and 30 minutes from Midway International Airport.
A bus stops out front of the museum every half hour, which takes about 25 minutes to reach downtown Chicago. For more information on this service, call 773-883-8800.
Also available are cab rides within a reasonable distance from the airport; these usually cost around $45 for the first mile and $10 per mile after that.
Those hoping to take a haunting tour of the home of Chicago's most notorious serial murderer will be dismayed to hear that Holmes' hotel is no longer in operation. That's right—the Englewood Post Office is the only structure that still stands on the site where H.H. Holmes erected his contemporary dungeon. The town has been through many changes since then, but the location of Holmes' hotel remains the same today as when it first opened its doors.
Holmes was born in 1874 in Ohio. He moved to Chicago when he was young and became one of the city's most prolific murderers. His "torture room" contained over 100 instruments used by him or his staff to subdue their victims before they were killed. Holmes is said to have killed at least five people in his hotel alone, but experts believe the true number may be higher than that. He is also known for killing people the world over; although most of his victims were American, he is also reported to have killed Europeans and South Americans.
Holmes committed suicide in 1911 after being arrested for another murder. Before he did so, he left a note saying that he was doing this for money--but also because he was sick of living.
Since his death, several books and films have been made about his life and crimes. In addition, there are now tours available of the hotel where he lived out his final years in prison.
The structure has a diverse range of tenants, including a shopping arcade, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, and offices. The observation deck on the 49th level is open to the public. Visitors can see for miles in all directions on a clear day, and in three states (Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio).
Carew Tower was originally built as a luxury apartment building in 1969. It features an outdoor pool on each floor, which is open during summer months.
Carew Tower is located in downtown Cincinnati. This urban center is home to many restaurants, bars, shops, and theaters. In addition, there are sports teams that people can cheer on during football games at Paul Brown Stadium, a major league baseball stadium that's home to the Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati is known for its entertainment scene. There are many places to go dancing or watch a live band perform. In addition, there are several museums that feature cutting-edge art and technology from around the world.
People visit Cincinnati because of the history and culture of the city. There are many landmarks to see including Goodyear Blimp Museum, Lunken Airport Museum, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and Washington Park.
In addition, there are sports teams to support. If you're a fan of the Reds, you know how important winning games is.