(Year 3) Day 140 – Sightseeing in New York – Day Two

November 5, 2012 – 8:47 pm 3 Comments

This sightseeing is more exhausting than riding the bikes!  We’ve covered a similar distance today as we did yesterday and we are pooped!

 

Today we’ve been in Lower Manhattan and yes, there is plenty of chaos here, post Hurricane Sandy. Plenty of buildings are without electricity and therefore many businesses/cafes/restaurants are closed.  There are so many contractors here, most of them employed in pumping out basements.

 

We’ve visited  Brooklyn Bridge and Wall Street.   We then caught the ferry to Staten Island so that we could get photos of the Statue of Liberty – really wonderful views of this.   We did get off the ferry on Staten Island and did the short walk along the front to the 9/11 Memorial – this is a Tribute to the Staten Island residents who perished in the terrorist attack.

Staten Island has been very badly hit by Sandy, and we did see signs of this, although most of the damage is on the other side of the island.  When you view a map of the area of New York City (NYC) and the various suburbs, you can see just how vulnerable this city is; so many shores, so much water and plenty of low-lying areas ……….

 

 

There was a small group of yobs on the Staten Island ferry who were a bit drunk.  One was talking very loudly about how angry the tourists made him – particularly those travelling over to Staten Island to see the Hurricane Sandy debris!  He would like to get their cameras and shove them up their a***s apparently!   At that point, I thought it might be a good move if I was to hide my very large camera – so it was quickly swallowed into my very large handbag ………..!!

 

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3 Responses to “(Year 3) Day 140 – Sightseeing in New York – Day Two”

  1. Mum Says:

    Good move,thumbs up for very large handbags,
    good photos by the way, always enjoyable to see.
    lots of love Mum xxxxxx

  2. Andrea Says:

    Always amazes me how people are so intolerant of tourists. Don’t they ever go anywhere?. I agree with Mum, big handbags are a boon!
    take care
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Valerie Says:

    Tim’s nephew Kris is serving in the Coast Guard, stationed on Staten Island. His home and office were not affected. He is furious that the Coast Guard haven’t been assigned to help. He has been volunteering in his free time.

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