At 5pm at the end of April on the top of the tour bus was cold and windy. Dress warmly!
ExperienceTheRide.com - looks like a cool tour bus.
On the ferry to the Status of Liberty and Ellis Island
Statue of Liberty
We didn't get off the ferry at the Statue of Liberty Island because the inside of the statue is closed for renovation (until Oct 2012 I think)
Looking back at NYC from the ferry.
Me pretending to be an immigration officer. They said it was quite intimidating because the officers were wearing uniforms and speaking loudly in a foreign language.
My dad paid to have my grandfather's name put on this wall. Can you imagine being an incoming immigrant and seeing New York that close, but you're stuck on an island until you can be processed...
The queue for the ferry. It got longer and longer though the day. We bought a ticket on line and by-passed this queue (but we went first thing in the morning, so it wasn't as long - this was when we returned)
Central Park from the tour bus - or you can take a horse and carriage
Central Park from the tour bus - or you can have someone bicycle you around
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park - you can sleep or jog
Central Park - or you can dance
Central Park as the evening progressed. There were a LOT of people at Central Park, but you never felt surrounded by people.
The Guggenheim Museum and street vendors.
Mural at Delizia Restorante
Central Park - from a bridge
Cobble stone sidewalks outside of Central Park (on the right) require good walking shoes.
Central Park Zoo
Central Park - flowers
Dan and I in Central Park
A lake and buildings from Central Park
A lake in Central Park
Children playing in Central Park
This is a famous deli, but we decided not to eat there because it was just tooooo much food.
Route 66 - where we did eat.
Macy's and the Empire State Building
the Empire State Building
Street vendors in Harlem (from the tour bus)
an apartment building and the moon
China town - NYC
shopping and taxis everywhere
Looking down on NYC from the Top of the Rock
The Empire State Building from the Top of the Rock