DAY 99 - NEW YORK CITY
Friday, August 11, 2107 ~ We took the Liberty Landing Ferry which takes us across the Hudson River to New York. It is less than a ten minute ride. We are only minutes from the 9/11 Memorial of the World Trade Centre. It was interesting to see the redeveloped area consisting of the Memorial and commercial and retail office space. This was followed by a cab ride to 5th Avenue. Here we took a one hour bicycle tour of Central Park. We then walked the streets of New York to Time Square. The streets were bustling with tourists like ourselves. It was a beautiful warm day to be out sight-seeing.
|Liberty Landing Ferry which takes us across the |
Hudson River to Manhattan, New York.
|The 'Friends' Fountain in Central Park.|
|One of the twin Reflection Pools built as a tribute of|
remembrance and honour to nearly 3,000 people killed in
the 9/11, 2001 World Trade Centre attack. The names of every
person who died are inscribed into the bronze panels.
|The new One World Trade Centre.|
|Time Square in New York is a major commercial|
tourist destination and the site of the annual
New Year's Eve ball drop which began on
December 31, 1907.