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Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

In this April 9, 2014, photo, a man walks near the Unisphere, a 12-story steel globe that debuted 50 years ago at the 1964 World’s Fair in the Queens borough of New York. It’s located in Flushing Meadows Park outside the Queens Museum of Art, and it’s one of a number of World’s Fair sites th…

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Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

This April 9, 2014 photo shows two NASA rockets on display outside the New York Hall of Science in Corona in the Queens borough of New York. The rockets debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair as part of a space park that captured the excitement of the era’s quest to explore space and get a man on …

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Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

his April 9, 2014 photo shows a poster from the World's Fair in the Queens borough of New York, which first opened 50 years ago in 1964 and returned for a second year in 1965. The poster is on display at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Park along with other artifacts from the fa…

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Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

This April 9, 2014 photo shows a small display of artifacts from the 1964 World’s Fair on display inside the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Park in Corona, in the Queens borough of New York. The 50th anniversary of the fair is being observed April 22 and there are a number of s…

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Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

This April 9, 2014 photo shows a section of the "Panorama of the City of New York," a scale model of the city on display at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Park in Corona in the Queens borough of New York. The panorama debuted at the 1964 World's Fair, which was held 50 years ag…

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Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

In this April 9, 2014, photo, a visitor to the Queens Museum of Art takes a photo of the Unisphere through the museum windows in the Queens borough of New York. The 12-story steel globe that debuted 50 years ago at the 1964 World’s Fair is one of a number of World’s Fair sites that can still…

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Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers that appear to be capped by flying saucers.

April 21, 2014 9:23 am Photos

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2014 travel: Sochi, Brazil, Berlin, Sarajevo

2014 travel: Sochi, Brazil, Berlin, Sarajevo

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December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lights, trees, gingerbread: Holiday events

Lights, trees, gingerbread: Holiday events

NEW YORK — Lights, trees, gingerbread and the Grinch are among the Christmastime attractions on display around the country. Here are some details.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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No shoes or pro-shoes? 'Please come to my holiday party — but leave your footwear at the door'

No shoes or pro-shoes? 'Please come to my holiday party — but leave your footwear at the door'

NEW YORK — In Michigan, you’re expected to leave snowy boots in the mudroom before going inside. In Alaska, boots are taken off in “Arctic entries.” In Japan, Thailand and many other countries, you wouldn’t dream of entering a home with your shoes on, regardless of the season.

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Travel gifts: Keep comfy, organized and connected

Travel gifts: Keep comfy, organized and connected

NEW YORK — Today’s travelers want to be comfortable, organized and connected. With those themes in mind, here are some gift ideas, starting with suggestions from three people who travel for a living.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Where to find JFK history 50 years after his death

Three cities loom large in the life and death of John F. Kennedy: Washington, D.C., where he was president and senator; Dallas, where he died; and Boston, where he was born.

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School starting times debated

NEW YORK - Quinn Cooney of Mill Creek, Wash., is excited about starting high school in September, but she's not looking forward to waking up at 5:30 a.m. to arrive on time. Classes for ninth-graders start at 7:30 a.m., 45 minutes earlier than they did in middle school.

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New dads taking over working moms' tasks

New dads taking over working moms' tasks

NEW YORK - Laura Radocaj of Vero Beach, Fla., was warned when she was pregnant with twins that motherhood would be harder than she imagined - especially because she planned to go back to work while the twins were still babies. "But this has been the easiest transition," said Radocaj, 28, who…

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When kids are too smart for high school

When kids are too smart for high school

It's one thing to say tech geniuses don't need degrees. After all, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of college.

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Exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

Exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

Robinson once lived in this Brooklyn home. A plaque says: "The first African-American major league baseball player lived here from 1947 to 1949."

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Exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

Exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

Fans still leave tributes at Robinson's gravesite. The stone's inscription reads: "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."

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Exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

Exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

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Exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

Exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

NEW YORK - With the movie "42" bringing the Jackie Robinson story to a new generation, fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

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Epiphany festivals expand

Epiphany festivals expand

NEW YORK - Disneyland is marking Three Kings Day in a big way this season, another milestone in the mainstreaming of a holiday that is beloved in Latin America and other cultures around the world.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Disney to feature weekly park surprises

NEW YORK - Social media will be a big component of a new program announced by Disney Wednesday in which the company's parks in California and Florida will feature weekly surprise themes and events.

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Experts: Fear of flying is very treatable

Experts: Fear of flying is very treatable

NEW YORK - Earlier this month, NBA rookie Royce White disclosed that he is afraid to fly and said he expects to travel by bus to play in at least some of the basketball games for his team, the Houston Rockets.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Halloween doings are so many it's getting downright scary

Halloween doings are so many it's getting downright scary

NEW YORK - Too old to trick-or-treat? Busy the night of Oct. 31? That's OK, because Halloween has become a seasonal holiday, with attractions and activities for all ages through early November.

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An unsinkable legend

An unsinkable legend

A hundred years ago, the sinking of the Titanic was a tragic disaster. Today, it's fodder for an entertaining outing.

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A cocktail city gone 'Mad'

A cocktail city gone 'Mad'

NEW YORK - "Mad Men" fans, it's time for a cocktail.

March 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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'Leaplings' this year have time for birthdays

'Leaplings' this year have time for birthdays

NEW YORK - Peter Brouwer turns 56 on Wednesday. But if you count the times he's celebrated his true birth date, he's only turning 14.

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Whole country is alight

Whole country is alight

NEW YORK - Elaborate gingerbread houses, boat parades, train shows and dazzling light shows that illuminate entire neighborhoods are all part of the holiday fun this year for the Christmas and New Year's season.

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New, memorable spa therapies meld technology and tradition

New, memorable spa therapies meld technology and tradition

NEW YORK - Local ingredients, a blend of technology and tradition, and treatments focusing not just on beauty but also on remedying stress and pain are some of the trends turning up at spas.

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El 'criador' del genio de Facebook comparte su experiencia como papá

El 'criador' del genio de Facebook comparte su experiencia como papá

NEW YORK.- El padre de Mark Zuckerberg, creador de Facebook, dice que un temprano contacto con las computadoras despertó el interés de su hijo en la tecnología y recomienda a todos los padres de familia que apoyen los intereses de sus hijos y encuentren el equilibrio justo entre el juego y l…

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When good cruises go bad, what's a traveler to do?

Rogue waves, norovirus, mechanical problems, bad weather. Not every cruise is perfect. And when things go wrong, passengers are sometimes surprised that they are no more likely to get a refund than if they went to the beach for a week and it rained every day.

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Nueva onda: los jóvenes no se abrigan en invierno

NEW YORK.- La rebeldía juvenil tiene una nueva manifestación, tan insólita como fría: Los jóvenes se están mostrando cada vez más reticentes a usar abrigos en sitios con bajas temperaturas por considerar que no se ven bien.

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Too cool for cold

NEW YORK - Among the great spectacles of winter, along with the northern lights and frozen lakes, are coatless kids.

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London, NYC will share in 2011's big travel year

London, NYC will share in 2011's big travel year

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NY shops become seasonal showpieces

NY shops become seasonal showpieces

NEW YORK - It's a Christmastime tradition for shoppers, New Yorkers and tourists alike: Checking out store windows decorated for the holidays. Many of this year's windows use high-tech displays to showcase traditional stories and symbols of the season.

December 19, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Bright, glittering yule sets create eyes-all-aglow attractions, fun

Bright, glittering yule sets create eyes-all-aglow attractions, fun

NEW YORK - From gingerbread exhibits to the Grinch to a new Louisville, Ky., attraction called KaLightoscope, destinations around the country are offering Christmas-themed attractions and fun.

December 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Give teens gift cards? Oh, puhleeeze!

Conventional wisdom holds that gift cards are the perfect present for picky teens. But not all teenagers agree.

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See the world - one page at a time

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Can we blame tech for turning kids into dolts?

NEW YORK - Second-graders who can't tie shoes or zip jackets. Four-year-olds in Pull-Ups diapers. Five-year-olds in strollers. Teens and preteens befuddled by can openers and ice-cube trays. College kids who've never done laundry, taken a bus alone or addressed an envelope.

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DUMBO is in vogue, so lend an ear

DUMBO is in vogue, so lend an ear

NEW YORK - Four centuries in 30 minutes. That's what tourists get in trendy DUMBO.

August 08, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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NYC tour is all about food

NYC tour is all about food

NEW YORK - Why take a walking tour inspired by a cable series you've never seen?

February 21, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Heart of Chinatown in Queens

Heart of Chinatown in Queens

NEW YORK - For many visitors to New York, a trip to Chinatown means heading to Lower Manhattan. But the city has another Chinatown in Flushing, Queens, not as well-known, but just as vibrant. It's a fun place to spend a day exploring, shopping, and above all, eating.

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West has autumn spectacle all its own

West has autumn spectacle all its own

When it comes to autumn color, New England's reputation is five-star. So are Westerners blowing it out their cowboy hats when they claim their golden aspens and cottonwoods can go head to head with Northeastern maples and oaks in October?

September 27, 2009 12:00 am
Puerto Rico Its west coast still largely unspoiled

Puerto Rico Its west coast still largely unspoiled

So many beautiful beaches around the world are ringed by high-rise condos, trinket shops and traffic, with the same fast-food and hotel chains as all the other beaches.

March 29, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Eau de Boy: There’s such a thing as too much Axe

NEW YORK — If you have a son over age 10, you may be familiar with a fragrance I refer to as “Eau de Boy.”

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Be a volunteer on your next vacation

Be a volunteer on your next vacation

You could pay a lot of money for the privilege of donating your labor to a worthy cause somewhere around the world on a volunteer vacation.

March 08, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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More want to come sail away

More want to come sail away

NEW YORK — It's wave season, the time of year when travelers typically book the most cruises. And there's good news for cruise-loving consumers: Discounts abound, more than a dozen new ships are being introduced this year, and booking windows are shrinking, which means you don't have to plan…

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Take a Chinatown adventure

Take a Chinatown adventure

NEW YORK — The Year of the Ox begins Jan. 26, and stores all over Chinatown are selling bright red decorations to mark the new year.

January 11, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Warm up to Fairbanks

Warm up to Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Last winter, my 10-year-old son and I headed to a destination that had friends and family wondering if we'd lost our minds.

December 28, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Warm up to Fairbanks

Warm up to Fairbanks

 

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Warm up to Fairbanks

Warm up to Fairbanks

 

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