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... exactly what we needed before entering the madness of the city. We spent a good hour and a half admiring pure beauty, watching people take their dogs for a walk. We even managed to see some little kids on the ice rink go through lessons and tumble and fall. Our leisurely stroll came to a grinding holt as we entered the city to collect our New York Pass (80 attractions on 1 card for 3 days).
... Joicey. What do people in New Jersey do on Sunday? They of course go to Choich. I just could not resist getting that in. They have a very distinctive accent. We said our good byes to some nice people we had met over the last 11 days knowing that we would never see each other again. Time for disembarkation, customs etc. Once we got outside the Cruise Port, I noticed a lineup over a block long waiting for taxis. I had never dealt with this ...
... train to get us to the Brooklyn Bridge. Along with many others we walked across the bridge in the sunshine with a cool breeze. The views back to the city and up the river were wonderful. It was quite a walk and we had to be mindful of the bike riders who sped across the bridge. There were many people out running too. The police are there in their little 3 wheeled vehicles.
In Brooklyn we walked to the train station so we could get back to Manhattan Island. The train ...
John D. Rockefeller Jr. gave a lot of his pocket money and they started building the Cloisters in 1935. It was built to resemble a medieval building and incorporates architectural features of the period which set off the collection perfectly.
The collection is of stained glass, furniture, sculpture, tapestries, paintings, manuscript illustration and metalwork. There is a lot of religious work, but not solely.
... saw the new trade centre buildings and it's a great feeling to see a place rebuild after 9/11. We didn't do the museum but it's on the to do list next time.
We then headed to Wall Street which wasn't a far walk and looked around the financial district! (No I did not find Christen Gray :( ) We visited the Brooklyn Bridge but didn't go over.
We somehow ended up in Chinatown- something we wanted to avoid! After spending 30minutes trying to wave down a Taxi, we ...