Quality Inn Long Island City
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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6.31 pm as I write - and We've just had a bath to soak our very tired feet - but the day was worth it. We have walked miles today, miles and miles - half way up central park, across 5th Avenue in search of a cup of coffee and museums, back through central park zig zagging from one feature to another. Central Park is beautiful, but a little too rule bound. Not that anyone takes any notice of the rules and chaos ...
... and so the city is now compelled to provide immediate access to public shelters for the homeless, but the distance from a shelter to a home still seems insurmountable. Even though they have 15,000 supportive housing units, the demand outweighs the supply. The average wait time for a family to access housing from a public shelter is nine months, and to be on the priority list they must have been homeless for at least 12 months. A fairly bleak ...
... and decided to grab some food and watch the waves and folks on the beach. There were a number of fast food vans by the ramp up so we were able to get some food and enjoy the sunshine.
After food (not sure which meal it actually was at this point) we went for a walk to the end of the Boardwalk. We would have dropped onto the beach to paddle in the Ocean but they were still charging $12 per person at 5pm to go down onto ...
Today we woke up in the Marriott Hotel in NYC, a pleasant surprise. We had an easy morning enjoying complimentary tea and coffee before ordering a brioche for breakfast. We enjoyed a walk along the streets, afternoon shopping in Times Square. Early in the evening we caught the shuttle to the airport, followed by the air train to our next destination Jamaica, no not the country, a New York suburb. Here we prepared our bags ready for tomorrow's ...
... but happenin' sort of a place. We also went to one of Jay Z's bars called 40/40 bar and blew our weeks thrippences on stupid cocktails. And one last thing, I had an American experience which I have always loathed from the movies. We were invited to a Columbia law school post exams party by a friend of Sarah's. Some absolute legend stopped by me in the hall and goes "hey man, I gotta tell you something!" Then I go "what?" And he says "I'm so ******* drunk right now... see ya!". What a ...