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
Naked Cowboy in Times Square
Awesome food food vendor in Times Square
Disneyland promotion in Times Square
Empire State Building
Quoted from the website listed above:
Freedom Tower is due to be completed in
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)
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
New York City Stock Exchange
Tiffany & Co
Manhattan Skyline at Night
This is the restaurant John and I dined at on our last night in the Big Apple
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.
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.
People going to work in NYC
New York City Subway
New York State Scenery
Design by Angela 2008