New York City

Just what the world needs, another blog about New York City.  Actually we have never visited the Big Apple.  So when we found a small group tour offered at the Newburgh NY KOA we booked immediately.

Statue of Liberty, Duh!

The tour entered Manhatten through the Lincoln Tunnel.  Our first stop was Battery Park and the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.  We passed by Ellis Island, something we really want to see but will have to wait til next  time.  Then we visited the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial.  Thousands of people walking around taking it all in but it never seemed crowded.  St. Paul’s Chapel nearby is still the quiet oasis it was after the tragedy.  We also visited the new Irish Hunger Memorial, a little piece of Manhatten transformed into an Irish potato farm circa 1847.

9/11 Memorial

New World Trade Center

St. Pauls Chapel

Irish Hunger Memorial

The Empire State Building is still a huge draw but the abundant staff keep the lines moving and share a great attitude.  The views from the 86th floor are still amazing.  From there we saw a bit of Broadway and Times Square before leaving Manhatten via the Lincoln Tunnel.

Empire State Building lobby

North view from 86th floor

Lego land?

Chrysler Building

A piece of Broadway

Remnant of small scale Manhatten

While the sights of our tour were must-sees for the first time visitor, there is obviously so much more to see on follow-up trips.  High on our list are Grand Central Terminal, Central Park and Ellis Island.  We think we’d like to take the train in from Poughkeepsie or thereabouts and maybe stay a night or two.  Always more to see.

NYC traffic approaching Lincoln Tunnel

 

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3 Responses to New York City

  1. Carol says:

    yes, go back to the Statue of Liberty and climb.
    central park is beautiful too.

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  2. Jeff says:

    Randy,
    The train trip down the Hudson is a good one.
    Whilst in Poukespie walk over the old restored rail bridge (or road) crossing the Hudson.

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  3. lynnsarda says:

    So happy you had a chance to see parts of our great city. You will love Central Park and the many other places still to say, like the Metropolitan Museum, Lincoln Center, and the Museum of modern Art. If you’re near Poughkeepsie please please give me a call. Remember, I am in New Paltz which is very close by when I am not on Pine Island.

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