Botanical Garden on a rainy day
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May 27th, 2009 – by: emilebrink
The gardens are beautiful. In late April the blossom is everywhere. There's also a forest road. You can take a walk up that road showing the original vegetation of New York, before those damn Dutch dicided to found New Amsterdam!
On my way back to Manhattan I visited the former stadium of the New York Yankees.
I was also interested in the FDNY nowadays. How do they put out fires on a 100th floor scyscraper? Or how about fire-safety in the subways nowadays. There was a retired firefighter who enthousiasticly told me about it.
There's a lot to be found about the history of the FDNY. You can see the actual steam fire engines and the horse driven watertenders. You can also read old reports of fires. There's a sperate space with information about 9/11. You can find all kinds of found fire equipment that was in use during the rescue operation while the towers of the World Trade Center collapsed.
After that, the sun came out and I decided to go to Battery Park. I never seen a park like this. Very nicely done with the surroundings. Unlike Central Park, Battery Park makes you feel like you're in a big city. I liked that. There're also lots of people running around the park. I walked up to 14th street and had a sub at Subway (again).
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