Dazzling New York
Posted May 21, 2006on:
Dazzling lights in the City that doesn’t sleep…
I learned a few things on my less than 24-hour visit of New York City and for one who hasn’t been there, these might be of some use:
1. If you picture cosmopolitan New York to be all crowded and busy and bustling with people and the ubiquitous yellow cabs, then it is an entirely different experience visiting the place on a Sunday. I think this is the best day to see New York and everything it has to offer.
2. Yes, the experience of going up the Empire State Building, which is now back to being the tallest skyscraper after 9/11, to enjoy a bird’s eye-view of the Manhattan skyline may be exhilarating. But, for penny-pinching tourists with very limited time, seeing it up close, going inside the structure and having our pictures taken next to it, proved to be an equally awesome experience nonetheless. Some fellow kababayans might say it’s different being up there at the peak ala Sleepless in Seattle. Well, yeah… next time perhaps when I could spare a few more days to explore the city. We didnt have the luxury of time queueing up for 1-2 hours just to get to the top. Hehehe…
3. We rode the Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, for free… This is also a good way to see the Manhattan Skyline from the Hudson River.
4. Gray’s Papaya is yummers!
So… as the famous song goes…”start spreading the news…. ta-da-dada-da-dah!…”
The Philippine Embassy in New York
Saks 5th Avenue and the Rockefeller Building
Gearing up for Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The Trump Tower
Looking up inside the Trump Tower
Left: The house where John Lennon was shot. Right: Getting lost in Central Park.
Saying a short prayer at Ground Zero
Left: New York Stock Exchange. Right: George Washington Monument
Left: The house of St. Elizabeth Seton (according to our tour guide)
Right: Hudson River
The Statue of Liberty in all its copper glory
Manhattan Skyline from the Staten Island Ferry on Hudson River
Left: Staten Island Ferry terminal, Right: Wall St. sign
The Brooklyn Bridge
Inside the Empire State Building
Just being part of New York even for a day…
…”I wanna be a part of it, New York, New York”…