Under The Sea

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http://www.atlantis.com/default.aspx

In Bahamas, there once stood an old and decrepit resort with about 1000 vacant rooms that the manager wasn’t able to fill until the Kerzner International Corporation came swinging in on a vine, ready to save the day.

Thus began construction on one of the most well-known hotels in history. Four years of hard labor and a bill of $800 million later (I’d hate to be the person stuck with writing THAT check) and the Atlantis Paradise Island became famous around the world.

Little Odessa In The Big Apple

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Nicknamed “Little Odessa” by the local Russian-speaking immigrants from Odessa, a city in Ukraine, Brighton Beach is a home away from home for Russian Americans. An ocean side neighborhood in the NYC borough of Brooklyn and a summer destination for NY residents due to its beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, Brighton Beach is a Jewish immigrant’s idea of what an American’s idea of Russia may be.

The City That Never Sleeps

Jay Z, Frank Sinatra, Modern Talking, Duke Ellington, Prince and Bruno Mars all have one thing in common; their impeccable taste. Each of these artists has become famous for their flavorful songs about the astonishingly prodigious New York. These musical geniuses wouldn’t sing just about anything so why is it that thousands of singers, old and new, are dedicating their songs to New York, specifically NYC? The reasons are overwhelming.

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Every trip to New York City has to start with Times Square (you will thank me later). First of all, it’s not a square; instead, it is almost a district that has become a robust tourist attraction that attracts more than 26 million visitors each year.

Stone Mountain

Hey you! Yes, I’m talking to you! You spend way too much time indoors. When was the last time you saw a tree? Walked on the grass? Touched a flower? My point exactly. Lucky for you, I have just the cure. Spend a day at the Stone Mountain park! Or if you can’t make your way over to Stone Mountain Park then at least open the window while you’re reading this…

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http://www.stonemountainpark.com/

Raise Your Art Q

“To find well educated people, you have to circulate in the right areas. Libraries and museums are the places to make the right connections and find a good husband for yourself.” I have heard this phrase so many times that I naturally curl my hair and apply red lipstick before heading over to my local library to drop off some books.

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 [Pleasure & Terrors of Levitation #25: Aaron Siskand]