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New York City

So we caught the train out of Bridgeport, Connecticut into the city.

It took approx 1 hour and we were in Grand Central Station.

Wow it is huge and definitely worth seeing!

We stayed at the Comfort Inn Times Square South

305 West 39th St


Cost first night: $209 plus tax and fees

Second night: $229 plus tax and fees

If we wanted to stay a third night which was a Thurs it was bumped up to over $300

We only stayed the two nights, but were in New York City for 3 days.

The hotel room was very clean, comfortable. Hotel was quiet with very friendly staff. There was an excellent free continental breakfast every morning with waffles, eggs, cereal, toast, sausage, fruit, yogurt, etc.....

We decided the first day the best way to tour was to seek out the experts so we bought 3 day passes from Grayline Tours:


The cost was $95/ea and we could hop off and on the double decker bus all day long. It was a guided tour with commentary throughout and lots of picture taking. This tour also included the night tour and entrance to two attractions. We chose the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. We also spent lots of time walking the Broadway district, Times Square and Central Park. Food vendors were everywhere and the food was excellent quality and price. We did splurge and go to a very nice dinner at a sushi restaurant on our last evening in the city.

Below are a few pictures we took of our wonderful visit

Grand Central Station

My first New York City pretzel

New York Times

City Police

Times Square


Naked Cowboy in Times Square



Saxophone player



Awesome food food vendor in Times Square




Disneyland promotion in Times Square


Empire State Building





Freedom Tower


Quoted from the website listed above: 

"The Freedom Tower is due to be completed in 2013.

The New York City Freedom Tower, which will stand 1,776 feet tall on the site of the former World Trade Center, is the work of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. It will serve as a beacon of freedom, and demonstrate the resolve of the United States, and the people of New York City. 

Construction on the tower, which will have a cubic base, began in early 2006. Steel became visible aboveground in 2007, and by 2013 the building will be ready for occupancy - twelve years after the World Trade Center was destroyed by terrorist attacks. 

The site will also feature the Reflecting Absence memorial, which will honor the 2,986 men and women who died as a result of the terrorist attacks which thrust America, and the world, into war. Over 2,500 people died after the World Trade Center came crashing down to earth, and leaders vow they will never be forgotten."


Broadway show theatre playing Evita ( One of many. Note that Broadway shows are not necessarily held on Broadway Street. They are scattered throughout the city)


Central Park




New York City Architecture


St Paul's Chapel


Quoted from above website: "Opened in 1766, St. Paul's Chapel is Manhattan's oldest public building in continuous use - a place where George Washington worshiped and 9/11 recovery workers received round-the-clock care. Part of the Episcopal Parish of Trinity Church, St. Paul's is a center for worship and the arts, a community of reconciliation, and a place of pilgrimage for all people."

American Stock Exchange

Wallstreet area


New York City Stock Exchange


Tiffany & Co

Manhattan Skyline at Night



Rockefeller Center


This is the restaurant John and I dined at on our last night in the Big Apple

 Kodama Sushi

301 West 45th St ( Bet. 8th Ave & 9th Ave)


Did you know you should check the rating of a restaurant before eating there?

 The rating is given by the local health inspectors.

Letter Grade inspections began July 26, 2010


0-13 Points= "A"

14-27 Points="B"

14-27 Points="C"



Our restaurant had an "A"



So did you know there are no alleys in downtown Manhattan and therefore they have to put their garbage out every night on the curb? Their are fines if it is put out too early. The sanitation dept is very efficient. We saw them in action and by the next morning the streets are clean and it was like they were never there.

Spanish Harlem

People going to work in NYC


Guggenheim Museum


New York City Subway


New York State Scenery





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