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Seven hours after leaving London we arrived at JFK airport in New York. Daniel had his first USA customs experience, which for me was rather amusing. We jumped in a yellow taxi and took in our first sights of The Big Apple. The time was about 10pm so we got to see Manhattan all lit up against the dark night. It was very impressive and made us a bit giddy with excitement. We found our building in Harlem where we were staying for the next four nights. Yes..... ...
I can't believe my time in New York is already up. I feel like I have been here forever, but at the same time I feel like that time has flown by. On my last day I decided to do a tour of downtown New York and learn all about the famous landmarks including Ellis Island. This island was used as a checking place for incoming immigrants back in the day. If you were a rich looking person and already had a destination you were sent straight to the city, but if ...
... both sites, but the Statue one was a little heavy on the sappy side. I was reminded of Lou Reed’s “Statue of Bigotry” line in a song after visiting Ellis Island afterwards.
That was much more interesting. Sadly, most of the exhibits were in storage because of damage to the ventilation system after Hurricane Sandy. But the audio tour was much more informative.
I sent a text to my sister Kathy, the official Geneology ...
... grand town, we just so happened to come across them. We said hello and they let us know that they were all happy with Bruce and now they had insurance. Great news.
As the sun dropped over the horizon we thought we’d take advantage of our location and climb the Empire State Building. We chose this one ahead of the Top of the ...
... bit we wandered out into the street at 9.30 ( 12.30 UK time) and checked out Harlem's main commercial street, Lenox Ave with the widest sidewalks in NY. Mostly blacks, lots of restaurants and bars and cafés, lots of litter in the streets -NYC hasn't money, the recession shows also in the modest cars-lots of churches with amazing signs, some quite incomprehensible. I ask a black woman in front of one gospel church ...