Doubletree Hotel Chelsea New York City
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We have been in New York for 3 days and are staying at the Double Tree by Hilton, it is the smallest of all 3 hotel (not surprised in is New York) but it is the only hotel we have stayed at that has limited Wi-Fi. Posting this from the cafe around the corner – tourist!
The weather is a lot cooler and we are dressing in jeans for …
... again airport style security) that took us out to the Statue of Liberty and just did the round trip, the view back across the financial district and Manhattan is incredible, very eerie to think those two amazing buildings were once a significant part of the skyline. All James has wanted to do since we have been here is buy some parts for his BMX bike. He found a shop at Brooklyn, so we thought we would catch the Subway ...
... ripped his shirt off and started screaming and abusing the cops about their uniform, they just laughed as if it was a regular event. Took the subway (good to figure that out), down to the World Trade Center site - still a construction zone in many parts. Pretty strange but amazing place and the security is as tight as the airport. Finished the day with a quiet lemonade down at Battery Park with a view of some statute of a lady wearing a funny hat, then a bite to eat in funky ...
... passage through the maze of lines, an x-ray screening area, and more security and police officers than I've seen in one place in my life!
After getting through all this, it's another long walk around the boundary fence before you're finally in sight of the memorial fountains. They are still in the process of building a museum to document the event, but the ticket centres offer panels with photos showing how it all unfolded.
One of ...
... me in floral garlands. I finally made my escape with the assistance of a ukulele player who moved a fence behind a portable loo to allow me my freedom without having to try to leave and again fail for the third time via the exit opening she was still guarding. I passed through the trendy area of TriBeCa which homes many famous movie stars and singers to find the entrance to the High Line which I'd been wanting to visit ever since I first heard about it a year or so ago. The ...
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