Monthly archives: December 2012

New Year's Eve Celebration: Ball Drop in Times Square

New Year's Eve Celebration in NYC: Ball Drop in Times Square

New Year's Eve Celebration in Times Square

In my opinion New York City is one of the most amazing places in the world to celebrate New Year Year's Eve. And you can be a part of this amazing happening.

The most popular place to celebrate New Year's Eve in New York City is a Times Square.

Times Square is one of the most popular to place to celebrate New Year's Eve since 1904. And the most memorable way to celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square is to see The Times Square Ball drop.

The Times Square Ball is a time ball located on the top of the One Times Square building in NYC. First Ball drop happened in 1907. Since 1907, balls drops every year(except in 1942 and 1943 due to wartime restrictions on lighting in NYC).

There have been several different balls dropped from One Times Square during many years. A new ball was introduced in 2008, and it's a 12 foot geodesic sphere and it is double the size of previous Balls, and weighs 11,875 pounds. The new ball is a year-round Times Square attraction.

 So, every year 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31, the ball is lowered 77 feet (23 m) down a specially designed flagpole, resting on the midnight to signal the start of the new year. When Ball Drops there are realeased 1 ton of confetti over Times Square.

The Times Square Ball drop is on of the best know New Year's celebrations in the world. During New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square usually is more than one million people with global audience of at least 1 billion around the world.

By the way it is free event and you don't need tickets to attend the New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Times Square. So, everybody can be part of this spectacular celebration.

Read more about Ball drop in Times Square on wikipedia.

New York City Christmas in Traditional Way

The Nativity Scene at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The Nativity Scene at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

If you like traditional Christmas you might think that New York City isn't the best place for it… But do you know that New York City also can be traditionally religious city for Christmas without shining lights and commercial stuff? You just need to know where you should go to find it. So, that one of the reasons why this city is so amazing because it is so big that you can find everything you like. It can be shining and stunning or simple and old fashioned. Everything is up to you how you want to see New York City.

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Merry Christmas Everyone

Take a look how beautiful New York City is on a Christmas season. I wish to spend my next Christmas in New York City. There you can feel true Christmas spirit.

So, this is Christmas. Merry Christmas Everyone… and happy New Year…


Why I love McDonald’s in USA as an European?



Why I love McDonald's in USA as an European?

So, this summer I have amazing experience in United States of America. I really liked USA, but maybe I will talk about that in next my post. So, let's talk about McDonald's. In USA you can see so many fast food restaurants than in any other country… Sometimes you can see couple restaurants in one place, for example it's normal to see McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's in one place. For example in my country, the city where I'm living you can find only 2 McDonald's… When in the same size city in USA you could find at least 10 McDonald's… Yeah, everywhere you go, you see McDonald's…

But what I like the most about McDonald's in USA is price!!! McDonald's is so cheap in USA. Really! You can eat in McDonald's only for $4 – $7… Of course it depends how much cheeseburgers or hamburgers you can eat. But it's definitely cheap…

I hope you know that McDonald's food isn't very healthy and you shouldn't eat in McDonald's too often… cause you are risking to get fat 😀 But sometimes it's really cool place if you want to eat something tasty and fast…

Of course in New York City everything is more expensive…


My amazing experience in USA

Statue of Liberty.

Statue of Liberty.

United States of America is the best country in the world, according by citizens living there. I like that feature of American people to be so proud about their country. I met many people most of them said to me: “I'm proud to be American” or “USA is the best country in the world, I'm happy that me and my kids can live here”… Yeah, sometimes it sounds a little bit annoying…

So, this summer as an European student I have amazing experience to spend my summer in USA and check everything by myself. So, I can say it was one of the best summers in my life. I have opportunity to feel real American life. See things in reality which I watched so many times in movies. Of course I saw many things which was totally weird and sometimes I just think how stupid you should be to do something like that… That's America…

I'm planning to write sometimes about my memories from America in this blog. I hope you will enjoy reading my stories. Actually, I had so many adventures and challenges that I could write a book about my summer in USA… I will blog about my experience in next posts.


Interesting photo blog about New York City


This morning I was just surfing in the internet and I found one really interesting blog about New York City… I'm Just Walkin' it's a blog about person who is  going to walk every public street in all five boroughs of New York City  and take photos  of  everything what attract his attention.

I like this blog because in this blog photos you can see how real New York City looks. Everybody knows how looks Manhattan, but do you know how looks other side, maybe I should say dark side, or just normal part of the city without  shining lights and crowded streets? In this blog you can see huge contrast about New York City from big shining streets with skyscrapers to dirty streets with poor houses. Yeah, New York is contrast city where you can see everything.

In New York you can find everything what you want…  New York is city of opportunities. It's big and shining, sometimes in some parts dark and scary… 😀


Hello world!

Hello, world :) And welcome to my blog. My name is Andrius and I'm a student from Lithuania, Europe. Sorry for english mistakes in my blog, I'm not native english speaker, but I'm trying to improve my english skills.

Why I choose my blog name “Big Apple Dreaming”?

I choose this name because it sounds motivational and it's about New York City :) Yeah, really like New York City… I was in New York City once… It's amazing city and I wish I will come back to NYC someday…

So, I don't know what I should say in this first my post. I think this blog will be personal space for me… So, I will write here about everything I want, it's my empire state of mind.

I hope I will write here everyday about everything what is important and interesting for me.

Actually I don't know where I'm going with this blog, but I have many ideas what I want to post here and share it with you guys.

I hope it's gonna be long term project…

Good luck :)