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Liberty Island
... and never ever gets boring. This was my first time to New York City to meet my husband's family and do a LOT of site seeing. I really think that getting a tour of New York with someone that lived here for a while is the best thing that can happen to you. There was a lot of places that I would probably not even have notice or gotten to see as a regular tourist. I had my mind set on seeing the Statue of Liberty! I've always wanted to see it. So we went to Battery Park and took the boat over to Liberty Island. We were really lucky cause there was no line at the ticket both, which is usually very unlikely. So I got to see the Statue and snapped like a million pictures of it from different angles.
Manhattan skyline
The view of Manhattan was beautiful as well. Back in Manhattan we walked along the water to the World Financial Center. When you go inside and walk up the stairs you get a good view of Ground Zero which is mainly blocked of because of the construction site. After that we walked around Ground Zero and explored the Financial district. We saw Grace Church, the Wall street bull, Wall street itself and all the tall skyscrapers. The streets are very narrow here. Driving is hell here so take the subway around as much as you can. The closest station to Battery Park and Castle Clinton where the tickets to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are sold are either South Ferry (red line), Whitehall St. (yellow line), Bowling Green (green line) or Broad St (brown line) depending on where you are coming from.
After that we made our way to Brooklyn Bridge.
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On the way there we past by the City hall of Manhattan which they use little clips of when you watch "Spin City" with Michael J. Fox. We walked half way across the bridge to the first support pillar. It's amazing. There is a bike path, walking path and 6 lanes of highway on this structure which was opened in 1883. It's almost 2 kilometers long. That alone is a good walk. If you are walking to the other side to Brooklyn, you could check out the Brooklyn Promenade. You probably get the best view of Manhattan from there. Anyways. So we snapped a couple of pictures here and read some of the informations about the bridge that are posted around the pillar. If you want a great view and photo opportunity of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge behind it, go to South Street Seaport where Peer 17 is located. You can also get a bite to eat at the food court or check out some of the shops. The terrace around the buildings is where you get the best pictures of Brooklyn Bridge or the big sail ships that are docked here.
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Liberty Island
Liberty Island
Manhattan skyline
Manhattan skyline
...and the award goes to..
...and the award goes to..
Statue of Liberty and the Manhatta…
Statue of Liberty and the Manhatt…
Found a souvenir. In the back you …
Found a souvenir. In the back you…
Look! Im holding the boat
Look! I'm holding the boat
Staten Island Ferry
Staten Island Ferry
Looking back to Lady Liberty and E…
Looking back to Lady Liberty and …
Battery park
Battery park
Battery park
Battery park
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
On the Brooklyn Bridge, with view …
On the Brooklyn Bridge, with view…
On the Brooklyn Bridge. Manhattan …
On the Brooklyn Bridge. Manhattan…
View over to Jersey from Battery P…
View over to Jersey from Battery …
City hall
City hall
World Financial Center
World Financial Center
Ground Zero
Ground Zero
New York Stock exchange and Wall S…
New York Stock exchange and Wall …
The Wallstreet bull
The Wallstreet bull
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