Flushing Grand Hotel
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... is a kind of terra incognita for me. I naturally know
Manhattan; I know some of the Bronx from growing up nearby in Yonkers; and even
Brooklyn is a place I’ve been to a few times. Queens, though, is a place I’ve
only driven through or taken the subway on the way to somewhere else, usually
La Guardia or Kennedy Airports, or someplace farther out on Long Island like
Jones Beach. I don’t think I’ve ever in my life made Queens ...
... Walk back over the bridge and a late lunch @ 3:30pm in a Cuban cafe - vey nice! Subway home and then a movie - night at the museum 3 - cinema was awesome, recently renovated. Full leather seats that fully recline, heaps of space - VERY comfortable! Good, funny movie. Dinner at an Indian round the corner was nice, then relaxed end to day in hotel room watching ...
... and we saw lots of wildlife including a woodpecker.
Later on in the evening we headed down to Madison Square Garden to watch the Knicks take on the Toronto Raptors. Not only was the in-match entertainment amazing as usual but the match itself was incredibly close and captivating. It ended up going in to over time, having finished 86 all after normal time. Unfortunately the Raptors won 95-90 after the additional ...
... of the ferry but it did mean we missed some photo opportunities on the way over. She is a beauty, we arrived and felt the cold air rip through us out on Liberty Island as we had no protection from it. We walked around the statue and took some photos of the Manhattan skyline across the bay and of Lady Liberty from multiple angles we tried to take some funny pictures with the statue but failed miserably, but you will be able to ...
... and an oyster bar on the side. We saddled up there and watched with wonder at the shuckers and weird dynamics of the institution. A waiter got in a fight (verbal) with a shucker, our heavily accented waiter looked disgusted when we ordered 6 of the Bluepoint oysters (recommended by the local next to us since we were from Wisconsin!), and the guy at the soup station appeared to be mentally ill. We ordered a dozen including the Bluepoints and after watching ...