Our Trip to New-York City
Our family went to New-York in September of 2007. We drove from Montreal in our convertible car going through Burlington, Vermont, next we headed to Rhode Island and we went to Connecticut, New-York and eventually to New-Jersey.
We could only spend a day in the BIG Apple so we had to see as most as we could. We were staying in New-Jersey and we decided to leave our car behind and take the Subway from Newark.
We came out at the World Trade Center Station in NY. This was quite a solemn experience to stand where the famous towers stood.They were building and excavating in the same time. There was also the list of names of the deceased on a green board. Very touching. We took the taxis everywhere after, they were cheap and reliable. That was the best decision we took that day considering the exsessive traffic.
We also enjoyed to walk around and see the human statues of the statue liberty. We took a ferry to Liberty Island where the famous statue is. It costs $12.00 per adult and $5.00 for children If you want to go up to the crown you better book in advance, there is tough security and it takes about 30 minutes to get through. We also went nearby to Ellis Island where the first immigrants had to stop, we loved walking around and check all the displays. Their website says: "Ellis Island is the symbol of American immigration and the immigrant experience", it syas it all. This place is underrated and it was one of our favorites attractions in the city.
We also went to the American Museum of Natural History; it's near central Park West at 79th Street . I got to know this place after we watch the movie "A Night at the Museum" with Ben Stiller. We loved to see the dinosaurs, and the native on his horse in front of the building. That was the free part. We could not stay longer for a lack of time, I did not want to pay the 16 dollars for adults and the 9 dollars for kids to get in. We only had a day in the big apple and we were running out of time. We needed to see other major attractions. The kids were very angry that we were leaving, especially Nadia.
We crossed the street and went to visit Central Park what they call the mid-park section. We visited the spectacular Belvedere Castle standing on top of Vista Rock. From there we could see the Turtle Pond and the great lawn. Later on we went for a walk by the Lake, you see joggers, canoers, hikers and people involved in all sorts of activities. We took another cab and he zigzagged his way to Time Square. Huge lighted billboards were something to see.
We sropped at Toys R Us, the biggest in the world. Everything you see there is huge even the toys.We really enjoyed going to the Ferris Wheel. It was worth the 4 dollars even if there was long line-ups. There was also a giant tyrannosaurus, a huge Empire State building made of Lego with king kong climbing on it, Statue Liberty also made of Lego and much more.
We also went to the Empire State Building, that place is a great money grab. Once in, you have to go through three different line-ups, first the security line-up, followed by the ticket line-up and finally you need to wait your turn to get in the elevators. It costs 18 dollars for adults and 13 dollars for children to go up to the observatory deck of the 86th floor but before getting to the deck you have to lineup again for a picture even if you don't want it. The picture is not cheap either around 20 dollars if I recall correctly. If you want to go to the 102 floor you need to pay another 15 dollars per person, totally overpriced. The view is incredible, the girls were scared and they barely came out, they could feel it move.On our way out we were asked to wait to buy our picture, I said I did not want it. We were told that we had to line-up anyway, that's outrageous.
We were hungry, we looked around and found Virgil's famous ribs, it was really good, we could barely walk after the ribs were licking good. It was a great day, and I gained a new respect for this city. I truly believe that everybody should go there once in their lifetime.
The girls at the World Trade Center Metro Station
Rebuilding site of the World Trade Center
List of deseased of the World Trade Center
Excavations being done in 2007 at the WTC
Overview of the rebuilding of the World trade Center
World Trade Center Globe, 911 memorial
Ellis Island seen from far away
Nadia in front of the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty seen from behind
Pictures of Immigrants lining-up at Ellis Island
and some old suitcases
The Candido family in Time Square
View from the Empire State Building
Nadia imitating the Statue of Liberty
M&M's World in New-York
M&M's in Time Square
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Ellis Island immigration documents
National Museum of the American Indian
Picture of immigrants sighting the statue of liberty
the promised land
Charging Bull also called Wall Street Bull or
Bowling Green Bull Standing 11 feet tall and measuring
16 feet in length and 3200 kg Arturo Di Modica
Inside the American Museum of Natural History in New York
The dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
American Museum of Natural History in New York City
George Gustav Heye Center
The girls of my life standing in Time Square New-york
Myself, standing in Time Square
Toys R Us wheel in New-York
Statue of Liberty made of Lego
Giant dinosaur in Toys R US, New-York
King Kong climbing the Empire State building