This was my third visit to NYC, and the first time I realized it existed. On my first visit to NYC, I was in the USAF in the 1950's and not aware of financial matters and spent our time at Coney Island drinking with other airmen. My second visit was with my family in 1982 on vacation when I took our older son to the Stock Exchange, because I wanted him to see how the stock market worked.
My recent 2.5 days in NYC gave me the opportunity to see most of the cities highlights - the places I've seen in movies and media articles like Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden. Most importantly, the reason for this visit was to go see the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
On the last morning of my visit, I walked to South Street Seaport and Wall Street for my last hurrah, a choice I made at the last minute.
When I got to Wall Street from South Street, I walked towards the Stock Exchange. I stopped at a coffee shop and had a raspberry and walnut scone and coffee. After that, I saw the Financial Museum and and Trump's building.that I didn't know existed. Just before arriving at the Stock Exchange, I noticed the huge building on the right side with a statue on the steps. It turned out to be George Washington, our first President who was inaugurated at this site. Once inside Federal Hall, I was overwhelmed by the history of our young country and what happened here. Federal Hall was built in 1700 as New York's City Hall, and later served as the first capitol building under the Constitution. This was the site to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. It later served as a Customs House and Sub-Treasury. It now serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of our great nation.
It was inspirational and educational.
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