Saturday, May 8, 2010

NYC MAY 1, 2010

Bob and I took a charter bus to Manhattan last Saturday.  We had the bus driver bring us all the way to Battery Park at the lowest part of the island. I had never been to Battery Park and it was amazing to see the Statue of Liberty in the harbor and Ellis Island.  This statue represents some of the immigrants who arrived via Ellis Island.

From here we walked up to midtown Manhattan with a side trip to Greenwich Village.  It was hot, really hot ( around 90) and muggy and yet I saw many girls/women making a fashion statement by wearing Uggs.  Made me think  "ugh" and  of smelly boots ;)
Relax and enjoy the walk and the random photos, all courtesy of Bob.  Click to enlarge for more detail.

Ground Zero seems a bit less ghostly with  work taking place  on the memorial

Caliente Cab with "Taco Taxi" on license vehicle for Mexican Restaurant in Greenwich Village

Bob is into taking pictures of fire escapes these days

The best deal in Manhattan....lemonade for 25 cents...cold and not too sweet!

Very poignant wall of tiles made by people across the US to commemorate those who died on 9/11


Okay, it's not too much further, just walk about 15 more blocks to the Palace Hotel which has fabulous restrooms.  We will wash up there and catch the bus at 6:00.  I didn't hear about the attempted bombing until the next morning...thankfully.  Hope you enjoyed your day in Manhattan, we will go back after Thanksgiving, OK?



  1. I love NYC. That is quite a long walk you took! Thanks for sharing the great pictures.

  2. That was a wonderful post. I can never get enough of every day life in NY. I would give my right arm to live there. OK, maybe not my right arm, but I would my left!

    I also called the number on the sign the two guys are holding from NY ICE to let them know I saw their sign here in CA and I fully support them and their hard efforts.

    Looks like you guys had a perfect day. Great photos too!

    Thanks for the few minutes of vacation you gave me.


  3. Bob is into taking great photos! The Mr. went to New York on business a couple of years ago...hated it. We must be polar opposites, I would love it.
    And about that statue? NO COMMENT.

    Happy Mothers Day!

  4. Say thanks to Bob I love seeing pictures of NYC. I've never been there but have always wanted to go. It looks pretty gritty, if you know what I mean. The statue is weird. Linda

  5. Thanks for the photos.I too love NYCity and go as often as I can.Next month my youngest will be performing there.It was great seeing it through someone else's eyes.Although I recognized some of the photos it appears I somehow missed that statue.Go figure?


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