Saturday, November 15, 2008

New York - If I Can Make It There...

This is the "New York sights" post where I got to show and tell what we saw :)

Well, I've told you about:


But the "official" New York Attractions tour was aboard the New York CitySights hop-on, hop-off bus. This was good for an overview visit so that more ground is covered with the limited time.

There were five (5) 2-3 hour tours within 48 hours included in the package which costed $45 pax. We were only able to do 2 of them - the Downtown and Uptown Tours.

I knew there was a good possibility we were going to miss the Night and Brooklyn Tour (for the lights) because we needed lots of rest stops - and we did miss them. But that is alright as that was expected.

However, the cruise was planned and we did miss it. :( It was raining so hard on the second day (Remember, we got rained out in Ground Zero?) that it was no good to get on the boat anyway.

So here it goes...


Downtown Tour (Click on that link for the photos!)
  • Empire State Building
  • Macy's
  • Flat Iron Building
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Woolworth Building
  • Ground Zero
  • Trinity Church
  • Wall Street (and yes, the bull)
  • South Seaport
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • United Nations
  • Trump World Tower
  • Rockefeller Center
  • NBC
  • Times Square
  • Broadway
  • Waldorf-Astoria
  • Chinatown
  • Tribeca, Soho
  • and more...

Uptown Tour (Click on that link for the photos!)
  • Central Park
  • Julliard
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Time-Warner Building
  • Trump International Tower
  • Museum of Natural History
  • St Pauls Church
  • Dakota
  • Harlem
  • Duke Ellington Statue
  • Museum Mile
  • Guggenheim
  • The Met
  • and more...

Random Shots of NYC Streets and Buildings
(Click on that link for the photos!)


NYC Hotel
(Click on that link for the photos!)


Big city... plenty of happenings. Exciting city to visit... but it is just good to go home to my small city :)

3 ADD YOUR COMMENT!:

Gramma 2 Many November 15, 2008 at 9:47 PM  

What a fun time. I spent three hours in JFK with no place to go.
Thanks for your encouragement during my trip. I really do appreciate all of the prayers from everyone. Yes, I do have a whole new set of concerns now. Just got an e-mail from the son of the people I traveled with. His wife is ill, she was sick before we left, he says she is not improving and he is very worried. Medical in that country is almost non-existant for people of his "stature." I do not even know what I can do to make a difference.

Gramma 2 Many November 15, 2008 at 11:12 PM  

Left you an award if you want to come by and pick it up.

Rela Pantaleon-Manigsaca November 18, 2008 at 11:39 AM  

As someone from another country who left friends and relatives, I do receive news that I can sometimes do nothing about...but pray.

So let's pray it up, gramma, coz we know "he will work it out" - just as the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir was singing about.

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