Tag Archives: New York

Staten Island Ferry

As the piers at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island were hit my hurricane Sandy, there were three options available to see both closer than Battery Park. We could go on a cruise, we could go on a helicopter … Continue reading

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Ice Skating at Rockefeller Plaza

Matthew decided not to ice skate but it was too good a chance to try to skate at this iconic location. I managed once round the rink clinging on at all times. Terry and Eleanor ventured round a few times. … Continue reading

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Top of the Rock

Next was a trip to the Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock. It was a clear day so great views of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Matt was not keen on the height do stayed inside. Terry … Continue reading

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Grand central station

A flying visit to Grand Central for lunch in the dining concourse – beats any food court in UK stations – before a quick look at the station.  

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Guggenheim

The Guggenheim building is amazing from the outside and inside. Couldn’t take many pictures but they do it justice. Managed to briefly lose Matthew, as he wandered off. The museum isn’t that big that we managed to find him. Thinking … Continue reading

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Stroll in Central Park

For us to get to the Guggenheim museum we took a stroll across Central Park passed the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir. Lovely walk on a bright spring morning.  

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Wicked

Tuesday was rounded off by a trip to see Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. It was amazing! The singing, the staging and the audience reaction – seeing musicals in Edinburgh will never compare!

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Downtown Manhattan

After 9/11 memorial it was time for coffee. A short walk away we found Joe’s Deli, mainly frequented my local construction workers, we stopped and had a coffee. Not a tourist haunt but great coffee and bagel. We headed for … Continue reading

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9/11 memorial

Today started with a trip downtown to visit the 9/11 memorial. It is set amongst the building two new world trade buildings. The memorial is two pools North and South pools each bearing the names of those who died that … Continue reading

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Day at the Museum

Day two of our adventure in New York saw us visit the American Museum of Natural History. We had a good start in the lower floors of the museum where it wasn’t too busy. After the show in the planetarium, … Continue reading

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