Another day trip to New York. Always a lot of fun and a lot of walking. You cannot beat the Groupon $33 round trip price. Our driver just flies up the highway. Went thru the Holland Tunnel and got off at 8th and 45th. Went to the City Kitchen then headed over to the subway.
It was a lot cleaner than I thought it would be. Lots of people in N.Y. for some reason.
Looking down at one of the trains.
Our first stop was at the 9/11 memorial. This is some sort of mall?
Bright sunny day with lots of reflections.
Reflecting pool. Hard to believe there once was a building here – full of people.
Kathy left her cellphone at work, so I’m not sure who she is talking to – on a cloaked phone.
The Survivor Tree. Discovered amidst the wreckage of 9/11 – transplanted and cared for, then brought back to be planted here.
An art sculpture from the wreckage at WTC Plaza. 1971 “The Sphere”
Back on the subway and headed to Staten Island Ferry. The subway card did not work after Kathy went thru – a woman held the gate open for me! Niceness in NY!
From outside the ferry terminal you can see the Brooklyn Bridge.
Leaving the terminal and watching a million people standing in line for the ferry, we walked over to Battery Park. Besides being able to see Lady Liberty from there, they have many statues around.
My B&W post of the day.
This was a strange one – called The Immigrants.
Castle Clinton. Had some nice dioramas inside.
Another statue. This was blocked off and we couldn’t read what it was about.
Korean War Memorial – Got his camos on.
The Seaglass Carousel.
Leaves are slow to turn up here.
After Battery Park we caught another subway to Chelsea Market. Building on the way.
This place was packed. Halloween stuff going on.
Halloween stuff!Left the market and headed to the High Line.
Another view. This is at 14th Street.
And here is an old time view. Interesting history about this. Plenty of articles on Google.
The High Line was old train tracks above the City, turned into a garden.
Finally some fall colors.
From 14th street we headed south to the end. Kathy got a kick out of me wanting to keep walking. This is at Gansevoort St. From here on, the rails were destroyed.
Besides being a nice hike, you get to see so much on the High Line.
I saw an old time photo of this. Didn’t think one still existed!
Lots of art work around and to be seen from an eye level view.
On the way heading north.
We are almost at the end and we come across this, just before 34th St.
Lots of new construction going on. This is Hudson Yard.
Leave the High Line and head back to the Theater District. Sights on the way.
Ha! Ralph Kramden!
Times Square is always a treat. Guy flipping over tourist.
Nice day and lots of people. We ate at Shake Shack, went to Muji and just hung out until it was time to head home.