• Posted:Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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Book a hostel in New York and 'don't stand still in the Big Apple'
The best thing to do when visiting the Big Apple is not to stand still but always be on the move, according to one travel writer.

In a piece for the Daily Telegraph, Fiona Duncan noted that there has never been a better time to explore the city - and all that walking could require a cheap hostel in New York to return to at the end of the day.

She recommended visiting the Top of the Rock - the three-deck observation platform which starts on the 67th floor of the Rockefeller Center - which comprises 19 buildings.

Ms Duncan added: "With its Art Deco design and iconic skating rink, the Rockefeller Center is in many ways the true heart of New York."

This could be a welcome alternative to viewing Manhattan from the Empire State Building, partly because people cannot see the view of the Empire State Building when they are in it, nor Central Park.

Individuals who enjoy the hustle and bustle of cities might like to book a New York hostel fairly central.

For those postcard pictures of the Statue of Liberty, Ms Duncan went downtown on the Staten Island ferry which she noted was both frequent and free.

However, those who get a craving for a bit of shopping when they are in the city might not be able to resist as Adriaane Pielou, writing for the publication, noted earlier this year that the Big Apple is still the world's shopping HQ with an array of "delectable things at unbeatable prices".

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