Friday, October 28, 2011

Another Cloudy Day in NYC.


Today was our last full day in New York. We took a ride on the hop on hop off  Grayline bus and travelled around the downtown loop. We missed the areas near Wall Street and the United Nations because the UN was sitting and the close streets were blocked.

Grayline Tours

We travelled the complete loop and on our second time round we got off at the Empire State Building

Times Square by day


Empire State Building


Following photos taken from Empire State Building…cloudy again.

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We caught the Subway from The Empire State Building back to times Square.

We had lunch at

Ellen's Stardust Diner

Our last evening was spent on a tour of Manhattan. First stop was The High Line

From here we moved on to a water taxi and enjoyed a night cruise to the Statue of Liberty.


I forgot the camera and had to be content with my phone to take photos.

Next stop was Little Italy and dinner at Blue Grotto

The night concluded with a trip to the top of the Rockefeller Centre to enjoy the city lights.IMG_0906-2IMG_0919-2


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Times Square at Night.




Crown Plaza…our Hotel with Hershey Chocolate Store conveniently outside the front door.IMG_1227IMG_1231IMG_1244Mounted Police were present afternoon and night. IMG_1245IMG_1250


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hudson River Cruise.


We only had  two outings today. A Hudson River cruise with friends from New Jersey to be followed with dinner at The View Revolving Restaurant on the 47th floor of New York Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square.

We weren't meeting our friends until after lunch and decided to walk from our hotel to Pier 83 on the Hudson River. We walked down W.48th Street and then along the riverfront to Pier 83.


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After the cruise we walked up W.42nd street to Times Square


By now you would have noticed another day without blue sky and sunshineSad smile

Check the link below for information on the hotel where we had dinner.

Marriott Hotel