Vēnī, vīdī, vīcī

I came, I saw, I conquered.

Brussels , Amsterdam, Utrecht, Delft, Den Haag, Istanbul, London.
I will be back in mid-August, until then take care.
Geldim, gezdim, gordum diyebilecegim yerlere gidiyorum bugun. Agustos ortasinda kismetse donecegim. O zamana kadar kendinize iyi bakin.




Atlantic City

From Greyhound's website:

Lucky Streak - Atlantic City

Lucky Streak | Atlantic City, NJ

Hit the road to Atlantic City with Greyhound Lucky Streak service from New York, NY, Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, or Washington, DC.

Schedules arrive at the Atlantic City municipal terminal with continuing service to participating casinos. Not all buses stop at all hotels. Check at the gate for hotel stops and arrivals. Hotels include AC Hilton, Bally's, Caesars, Resorts, Sands, Showboat, Taj Mahal, Tropicana, Trump Plaza and Trump Marina.

Special Fare And Cash-Back Bonus
To get the special fare and enjoy a cash-back bonus, you must be 21 years of age or older and purchase a round trip ticket at the New York Port Authority bus terminal. Tickets can be purchased directly at the gate or on online. Greyhound customers get cash-back bonuses upon arrival at participating Atlantic City casinos.

New York City to Atlantic City Casinos

Departure Time Casino Gate
*6:30 a.m. Bally's Park Place (Sat/Sun) / Resorts 80
*7:30 a.m. Tropicana / Trump Plaza 79
*8:00 a.m. Caesars / Taj Mahal Daily Except Tues & Wed 80
8:30 a.m. Bally's Park Place / A.C. Hilton 79
*9:00 a.m. Bally's Park Place 80
9:30 a.m. Resorts 79
*9:45 a.m. Bally's Park Place (Sat/Sun) 81
*10:00 a.m. Caesars / Taj Mahal 80
*10:30 a.m. Caesars 80
*10:50 a.m. Mt. Laurel / Bally's Park Place 79
11:00 a.m. A.C. Hilton 80
*11:30 a.m. Showboat/ Tropicana 79
12:00 p.m. A.C. Hilton 80
*12:30 p.m. Bally's Park Place 79
*1:00 p.m. Trump Plaza 80
*1:30 p.m. Bally's Park Place 79
*1:45 p.m. Caesars / Taj Mahal (Fri/Sat/Sun) 80
2:00 p.m. Resorts / Showboat 79
*2:30 p.m. Bally's Park Place 79
2:45 p.m. Ballys (Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon) 79
3:00 p.m. Resorts 80
*3:30 p.m. Tropicana 79
*3:45 p.m. Caesars (Fri/Sat) 80
*4:00 p.m. Caesars 80
4:30 p.m. A.C. Hilton 79
*4:45 p.m. Bally's (Fri/Sat) 79
*5:00 p.m. Caesars / Showboat 80
*5:30 p.m. Trump Plaza 79
*6:00 p.m. Bally's Park Place 80
*6:15 p.m. Bally's Park Place (Fri/Sat) 80
6:30 p.m. Showboat 79
*6:45 p.m. A/C Hilton (Fri/Sat) 79
*7:00 p.m. Bally's Park Place 80
7:15 p.m. Caesars / Taj Mahal (Fri/Sat) 79
*7:30 p.m. Tropicana 80
*7:45 p.m. Showboat (Fri/Sat) 81
8:00 p.m. Caesars/ Resorts 79
*8:15 p.m. Bally's Park Place 80
*8:30 p.m. Bally's Park Place (Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun) 80
8:45 p.m. A.C. Hilton (Fri/Sat) 80
9:00 p.m. Caesars / Tropicana 79
*9:15 p.m. Taj Mahal (Fri/Sat) 80
9:45 p.m. Bally's (Fri/Sat) 80
*10:00 p.m. Bally's Park Place 80
10:30 p.m. A.C. Hilton/ Caesars (Fri/Sat) 80
*11:00 p.m. Bally's Park Place 79
*11:30 p.m. Caesars (Fri/Sat) 81
*11:55 p.m. Bally's Park Place 79
*12:30 a.m. Tropicana (Sat/Sun) 66
*1:30 a.m. Bally's Park Place 66
*2:30 a.m. Bally's Park Place (Sat/Sun) 66
3:30 a.m. Bally's Park Place (Sat/Sun) 66

* This schedule stops at the Atlantic City bus terminal prior to the casino stop(s).

Getting to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal

The Bus terminal is located in the heart of Manhattan, one block west of Times Square. It occupies the blocks between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and 40th and 42nd Streets.

625 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
T: 212-564-8484 - Automated bus carrier information
T: 212-502-2200 - General information

Bus Carriers

By Subway:
Direct underground passageways connect the terminal with the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S,W, 1, 2, 3, and 7 trains. For more information about the subway routes, please visit the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

From Penn Station (Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, Long Island Rail Road):
Take an uptown A, C or E train one stop to 42nd Street Station. Walk up the stairs and follow signs to Port Authority Bus Terminal.

From Metro-North:
Take a Times Square-bound 7 train two stops to the last stop, Times Square.

From PATH:
From PATH 33rd Street Station: Take an uptown N, R, W or Q train one stop to 42nd Street/Times Square Station.

For more information on dining, gambling, walking tours in Atlantic City, please check :




"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly."
LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace


RiverFlicks for Kids - FREE

Pier 45 at Christopher St.


Movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30 pm.)

Free popcorn.

Beverages and Snacks are for sale.

Life is an adventure; enjoy it along with the characters from these movies that are fun for the whole family.

July 11th - The Wizard of Oz (G)

July 18th - Bee Movie (PG)

July 25th - E.T. (PG)

August 1 - The Iron Giant (PG)

August 8 - The Goonies (PG)

August 15 - 5th Annual Showing of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 Original Version, PG)

August 22 - Shrek (PG)

Subway1 at Christopher St.Bus M8

Nearest restrooms:Pier 45 Comfort Station

RiverFlicks for Grown Ups - FREE

Pier 54 at 14th St.


Movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30 pm.)

Seating is available.

Free popcorn.

Beverages and Snacks are for sale.

Set yourself humming to catchy tunes all summer with Hudson River Parks's RiverFlicks' Summer of of Music. This all-star line-up of movies satisfies all your music needs including fake heavy metal wannabes, Broadway hits and classic music-themed movies from the 70's and the 80's.

July 9 - La Bamba (PG)
July 16 - Almost Famous (R)
July 23 - Purple Rain (R)
July 30 - Dream Girls (PG-13)
August 6 - Saturday Night Fever (R)
August 13 - Rock Star (R)
August 20 - The Blues Brothers (R)

Almost Famous brought to you by Nike

SubwayA,C,E,L at W.14th St..Bus M14, M11

Nearest restrooms: Portalets provided during events.


Midsummer Night Swing

Time: July 12, 2008 at 6:30pm
Location: Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Street: 62nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
City/Town: New York, New York
Website or Map: http://www.lincolncenter.org/load_screen.asp?screen=Midsummer_Night_Swing
Event Type: Salsa Colombiana, Mambo Dura

Event Description

Mambo lives in the explosive arrangements and driving dance rhythms of trumpeter Dante Vargas (La Sonora Carruseles) and his powerhouse Cat Band.

Dance lesson at 6:30, live music at 7:30.

Lesson: Franklin Ayala, DanceSport
DJ: Franklin Ayala, Simply Salsa Productions

New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks

Tues, Jul 15, 2008, 8:00 PM

Concerts in the Parks - Central Park
Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer

Tchaikovsky:Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven:Symphony No. 4


New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks

Sat, Jul 12, 2008, 8:00 PM
Concerts in the Parks - Long Island
Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer

Mozart:Divertimento in D major, K.125a
Bach:Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Elgar:Enigma Variations


How do you clear your mind?

Well, according to the interview of Fortune Magazine with famous hotelier Mr. Ian Schrager, this is what the answer is:

"Being effective is not so much saving time as it is about staying focused. That requires frequent vacations, maybe every 6 weeks. I just came back from Turkey, and I find myself incredibly effective enthusiastic about my work. Seeing the use of color and the pattern and the Byzatine architecture had its effect on me".

Broadway in Bryant Park FREE

Further Information For more information, visit 106.7 Lite FM's website.
Presented by 106.7 Lite FM

The most popular shows on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits.

Thu 10
Chicago Monty Python’s Spamalot Cry-Baby [title of show] Stomp
12:30pm–1:30pm The Lawnpresented by 106.7 LiteFM

Thu 17
Avenue Q The Phantom of the Opera Mamma Mia! In the Heights Pure Country
12:30pm–1:30pm The Lawnpresented by 106.7 LiteFM

Thu 24
The Lion King Passing Strange Hairspray Godspell A Catered Affair
12:30pm–1:30pm The Lawnpresented by 106.7 LiteFM

Thu 31
The Little Mermaid Altar Boyz Cirque Dreams Jump A Tale of Two Cities
12:30pm–1:30pm The Lawnpresented by 106.7 LiteFM

Thu 7
Spring Awakening Gypsy Xanadu Mary Poppins Wicked
12:30pm–1:30pm The Lawnpresented by 106.7 LiteFM

Thu 14
Grease Young Frankenstein Legally Blonde 13 Rent
12:30pm–1:30pm The Lawnpresented by 106.7 LiteFM


I am like a bird

I'm like a bird
I'll only fly away
I dont know where my soul is
I dont know where my home is
And baby all I need for you to know it

Nelly Furtado

Free Philharmonic Concert in Governor's Island tonight

Governors Island

Program Listen Notes
Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers
Click here to hear a sound clip Notes
Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Capriccio espagnol
Click here to hear a sound clip Notes
1812 Overture
Click here to hear a sound clip Notes
Governors Island
Governors Island
Sat, Jul 5, 2008, 6:30 PM
Featured Artist
Bramwell Tovey, Conductor
Performance Information

Location: Governors Island

How to Get to Governors Island:
Free round trip ferry service to Governors Island departs from the Battery Maritime Building, at the corner of South and Whitehall Streets in Lower Manhattan. On Saturday, July 5, ferries will run every 30 minutes from 10am to 3pm. Starting at 3pm, ferries will run every 15 minutes until concert start time at 6:30pm. At the conclusion of the concert, there will be continuous ferry service back to Lower Manhattan.

For more info on Governors Island, visit www.govisland.com.

Admission to this concert is FREE and no ticket is required.

Concerts You May Enjoy


Conductors & Artists:


Fourth of July in New York City: Celebrate July 4 in Manhattan

From GoNyc.com:

While many people head to the beach for the Fourth of July, there are a wide array of activities to keep locals and visitors in New York City for July 4th entertained.

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Beginning at approximately 9 p.m., Macy's will have fireworks being released from 3 separate locations around the city. There will be a patriotic flyover at 8 p.m. courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. If you're not in the area, NBC will broadcast the fireworks live beginning at 9 p.m. EST. East River in Midtown Fireworks will be launched from the East River, just off 34th Street. The FDR will be closed from 14th-42nd beginning at 7 p.m. for viewing. Pedestrians can access the FDR from 23rd, 38th and 42nd streets. You can also view from areas in Western Queens and Brooklyn where you can see the East River. South Street Seaport FDR will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. from the ferry terminal to the Pearl Street ramp. The Pearl Street ramp will offer the only pedestrian access to the FDR. Downtown fireworks will be visible anywhere that offers unobstructed views of the sky south of the Brooklyn Bridge, particularly on the Brooklyn Promenade between Jermone and Cranberry Streets and on Furman between Atlantic and Cadman Plaza West. Liberty State Park Located in Jersey City, viewing is best from Liberty State Park. Consult their website for details and directions.

Roosevelt Island's July 4th Fireworks Festival 2008 For $20, view the fireworks from Roosevelt Island, in the East River. Entertainment, including music and face painting, will be available before the fireworks begin. Food, provided by Dinosaur BBQ and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, and you are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages, but glass bottles, large coolers and oversized backpacks are not permitted. Chairs will be provided for all ticket holders -- do not bring your own. More information and directions.

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest At noon at Nathan's on Coney Island, watch as contestants compete to consume the most hot dogs. Those who want a good view of the contest are encouraged to arrive by 11 a.m.

Fourth of July Beach Celebration with Water Taxi For $25, enjoy a great view of the fireworks from Hunter's Point in Long Island City, with cash bar and food available for purchase. Doors open at 12 p.m. and you should bring a beach chair or blanket with you. There are also VIP tickets available for $200, and they include open bar, food, and access to a tented area. Get more information or buy tickets on Water Taxi's Beach Website.

Revolutionary Walking Tour Join Big Onion Walking Tours at 1 p.m. for a walking tour of sites related to the Revolutionary War in Lower Manhattan. Fraunces Tavern, the graves of Alexander Hamilton and General Richard Montgomery, and Federal Hall are among the sites featured on the tour. Admission: Adults $15, Seniors & Students $12. Meet at the intersection of Broadway and Murray Street, at gated entrance to City Hall Park.

Spirit of New Jersey 4th of July Cruise See the fireworks while you enjoy dinner, open bar, and live music on Spirit of New Jersey's cruise from 6 - 11 p.m. (5 p.m. boarding) for $250 per person departing from Chelsea Piers ($200 for departures from Lincoln Harbor, NJ). (Price does not include taxes, fees & required gratuities, which add about $80 per ticket.) Consult their website for details and reservations.

Circle Line July 4th Cruise See the fireworks as they light up the Statue of Liberty aboard Circle Line's cruise. A DJ will provide entertainment, and food and drink are available for purchase on board. Ship boards at 4:30pm. Sails from 5:30pm - 11:00pm. Tickets: $75. More information and required reservations available on their website.

Circle Line Downtown's Zephyr Cruise The Zephyr boards at South Street Seaport Pier 16 at 5:30, sailing from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $170 and $120 for children, and include live DJ and buffet dinner with a cash bar available. Details and advance ticket sales are available on their website.

World Yacht July 4th Cruise Board the World Yacht at 4:30 p.m. for a dinner cruise from 5:30 - 11 p.m. The all inclusive price of $295 includes 5 course sit-down dinner, open premium bar, music for dancing and a view of the fireworks. No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, or sneakers; jackets are required for men, ties are optional and women should dress appropriately. No refunds or cancellations once your reservation is made. For more information and reservations, consult the World Yacht website for more information and make a reservation by calling 212-630-8100.

Battery Park 4th of July Concert - Sonic Youth Enjoy a free performance by Sonic Youth in Battery Park at 3:30 p.m. Details and directions available on their website. Tickets are required (but free) and will be available beginning June 12 on the River to River Website.


Bon Jovi to give free concert in New York City

By Jon Zahlaway LiveDaily Senior Writer

New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi [ tickets ], who are gearing up to play a handful of July concerts, will also work into their schedule a free show at New York City's Central Park.
Set for July 12, the concert is sponsored by Major League Baseball, and will help mark this summer's All-Star game at Yankee Stadium, which will be demolished at the end of the 2008 baseball season.
Tickets for the concert will be distributed at baseball parks and events throughout New York City, according to a press release, which said that the bulk of tickets will be available at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday (7/2). Other locations where tickets will be doled out starting Wednesday morning include Shea Stadium in Queens, KeySpan Park in Brooklyn and at the home of the Staten Island Yankees.
Additionally, tickets will be distributed at Manhattan's Jackob K. Javits Center during a July 11 event dubbed the DHL All-Star FanFest, as well as via random drawings at MLB.com. More information is available at the aforementioned website.
"The free concert in Central Park is going to help make this year's All-Star Summer a celebration to remember," New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a prepared statement. "The 2008 All-Star Game will pay tribute to the storied history of Yankee Stadium, and Bon Jovi [ tickets ] will help us ensure it goes out in a blaze of glory, hopefully a blaze in late October."
Bon Jovi's July 12 concert at Central Park is sandwiched between previously announced two-night stands at Boston's TD Banknorth Garden and New York City's Madison Square Garden. The group also has early July shows scheduled in Ontario and the Detroit area. Details are shown below.
Jon Bon Jovi and company continue to back their latest release, "Lost Highway," which debuted at the top of The Billboard 200 last July and spawned the hit "(You Want To) Make a Memory." The Nashville-tinged set is the band's ninth album of original material and its first chart-topper since 1988's "New Jersey." It follows 2005's platinum-selling "Have a Nice Day," which spawned the Grammy-winning cut "Who Says You Can't Go Home," a duet that features Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles.
Last November, Bon Jovi released the DVD "Lost Highway: The Concert," which captures the band performing the album in its entirety during a Chicago concert last summer.