Extended Stay America - Long Island - Bethpage
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... the very back seats, so we were in the last seats in the last carriage. It was a good choice to go business class as there were announcements asking people to ensure they stow their bags correctly to make room for more passengers. The train initially travelled fast but after the first stop seemed to become more sedate. There was about half a dozen stops along the way, and the countryside between stops is nothing remarkable, but ...
... we located a street seller and got one. We sat in "Bowling Green" park and just took in the atmosphere before heading off to do the observation deck at the Empire State Building. It was a bit hazy but still a fantastic view of New York City. The kids had some nugget special from Wendy's and then we made our way back near the hotel to pick up more water (going through a lot as pretty warm) and Chinese takeaway for our dinner. Since we are doing a bus tour which ...
we could catch the metro into Penn station. It's about an hour trip
and we arrived into NYC at 9.30am, skipping rush hour. Coming into
Penn Station, it was busy. Climbing the stairs and walking onto the
streets of NYC was buzzy! Noise, people offering tours (we were
spotted regularly as tourists), such a cool vibe.
Our first stop was walking to Times
Square on 42nd street, this was 8 blocks and not too long
a walk. We stopped ...
... queue. To get to the elevators which whisk you to the observation deck they walk you through a maze of corridors and open areas which tell the story of the buildings construction and over the years - refurbishment. Amazing that it was completed in 1931, and the pictures of the workers welding the steel into place 81 floors up without harnesses was a bit chilling really. I actually had a few moments myself of disquiet when rising in an elevator designed and constructed in the 1920s ...
... here had the whole Liberty Island evacuated so I suppose its understandable. We didn't bother with Ellis Island as Jan and I have both been and the boys weren't up for another "museum".
We were intending on getting to the top of One World Trade Centre as it was under construction when we here last. Unfortunately, although the 9/11 memorial is now open and free and despite the One World Website being up and tickets ...