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Brooklyn Bridge again
You do get to see more when you walk. BUT use the subway if you have feet that are not made for walking! Oh, and get a subway map so you can plan your trip better  :-) http://www.mta.info/nyct/maps/submap.htm

This time I was showing my friend from Germany around New York City. I was surprised that I've become a pretty good guide to the city after such a short time. I finally have the subway down to where I don't have to check before I leave the house on which line I have to jump and where I need to get out at. We went to see Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. I had been to Liberty Island before but Ellis Island was new to me. It was a really nice day in March. It was almost hot and we were dressed for "spring weather". So we were dragging our coats around all day.
Brooklyn Bridge (Viewed from Pier 17 Shopping and Restaurants)

Ellis Island used to be the first place for immigrants to go to. It was here where the decision was made if they were free to go to AMERICA or being detained and get sent back to where they had come from. A very interesting place. I don't have any relatives that came through here but if you do you can look up the entry of your ancestor's arrival. The main building is now a huge museum. There's a guided tour where you go the same way that immigrants had to go through back in the day. Of course you won't get a physical and medical examination. ;-)
There are old photos, letters, money and suitcases displayed and many more things.
I showed my friend the rest of the city in a suitable order. It took us a few days but she got to see all she wanted to see.
View over Pier 17 from the Brooklyn Bridge
Thanks to me, the guide. haha
We also went to an Off Broadway show called "I love you, you're perfect, now change!" which was a very small but funny none the less production. There was only 4 people in the cast and they were brilliant. :-) Check it out if you don't want to pay an arm and a leg on big Broadway productions like "Phantom of the Opera" and etc.
Another place that I hadn't seen yet was Grand Central Station. It's worth the trip. It's a little out of the way but worth it. I had seen it in so many movies I just wanted to see it in person once. It looks like you've arrived in a time long ago. The old ticket booths and the feel of the main hall are out of this world. Except the people that rush from one corner to another, to get to where they need to go.

missandrea81 says:
I did not know that! It's probably easier to look it up online! hehe
Posted on: Jun 20, 2008
bkretzer says:
Ellis Island has an on line database. I had the entry even before I made it to New York. It's a really interesting source of information!
Posted on: Jun 20, 2008
missandrea81 says:
That's great! Did you look up her entry??
Posted on: Jun 20, 2008
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Brooklyn Bridge again
Brooklyn Bridge again
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