An April 2004 trip
to New York by Patti Albrandt
Quote: It’s true! Biting into New York’s Big Apple will leave you wanting more! Who wouldn’t want to experience the history, lights, awesome entertainment, and friendly New Yorkers.
Spend a fair amount of time in Central Park to get away from the noise and hustle of the city. It doesn’t take far to walk into the park in order to feel the trees envelope you with their peace.
I would highly recommend a city tour. The double-decker buses are fun when the weather is great. You get awesome views and local guides who know their town and its intricacies.
I would also recommend walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. It is truly amazing. The architecture and the building histories have been categorized as you walk along the pathway. You can catch the subway back to Manhattan just a few blocks from the end of the bridge.
Check out the largest Gothic-style church in the US. Yes, even larger than Notre Dame. St. John’s is on the upper west side.
Take the Staten Island Ferry at night. This gives you an excellent view of Lady Liberty lit up. Best of all, the ferry ride is free.
A fun spot to sit and watch people is on a Friday or Saturday evening in Greenwich. Within close walking distance to NYU, people carouse till all hours of the night.
If the weather is clear, a view from the Empire State Building is great. It gives you a Manhattan perspective of those millions who call it home.
Remind yourself to look around at the people instead of the penetrating skyscrapers. You never know who you may meet. My best advice is to wear a good pair of walking shoes.
Empire State Building tickets - To save time, get tickets at the Times Square visitor center. You won’t have to wait in line at the Empire ticket counter.
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