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Tourist Spots of New York City

October 30, 2008

Last week I went to New York — for work and a little play.

I brought my boyfriend Craig (I feel old to say “boyfriend” but what else do you say?) who had never been before.  He got to see first hand the complete joy I experience from a few days in the big city!  I love the hustle and bustle and history.  Perhaps I’ll go there for a few months but at this point, it’s once or twice a year, for a few days, mostly working.

I thought I’d share some photos and highlights from our trip.

This picture was taken on the ferry boat that goes from Battery Park to “Liberty Island” and then “Ellis Island”.  If the weather is good the views are spectacular.  Plan on 4-6 hours to see everything, including lines to get on the Ferry. 🙂

Times Square by day… see all the yellow cabs?  That is why I don’t drive in the city — crazy! But if you are flexible and want to see a Broadway or Off-Broadway Show, don’t miss the newly renovated TKTS booth in the middle of Times Square for 1/2 price tickets.  Click here for more info. We saw Mary Poppins which was AMAZING — worth going just to see the sets — a man in line to get tickets told me they spent $8 million on it — I believe it!

And another skyline — this one taken out a window in the Ellis Island Immigration Building.  The movie is worth seeing to understand what people went through to immigrate to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th Century.  It puts flying cross country in perspective — I may not complain about leg room again!  (OK, I probably will, but compared to how they traveled in the hull of ships, maybe I shouldn’t.)

If you are in New York and the sun is shining — the views from the top of the Empire State Building are amazing!  This is obviously looking up and looking down.  I love how you can see the “tip” of Manhatten.

We went to the Financial District and had a little “Chat” with the Bull — asking him to PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! come back to the market!

This picture is taken at Ground Zero — the Twin Towers would have been behind me.  I have been here 3 times since 9/11 — each time very different.  They have opened a Memorial Museum that is well worth a visit — tissues are throughout the exhibit and boy are they needed!  There wasn’t a dry eye in the place. Lots of personal stories, an airplane window, twisted metal, shoes, wallets… very moving.  Downstairs there is a wall where you can write your personal impressions, experiences, etc. and read what others had to say.

In closing, I will show you a picture of what I believe is the most beautiful Home Depot buildings in the U.S.  It looks more like an embassy than a hardware store so I just had to take a picture.

Have a wonderful day!

~ Tara