Battery Park, New York City
Favorite thing: Almost 20 Friends and family were there to cheer her on! How cool is that. Friends and family from LA, Orlando, Jersey... and Brooklyn, too! Friends since High School, and friends of mine that have known Mary through the years. Family from all over to including our parents.
Favorite thing: My sister completed the First Annual Empire State Ride which was from Niagara Falls to Manhattan, Battery Park to be specific. It was a 500 mile ride, over 6 days. She raised over $6000 dollars. The ride was BRUTAL as it was over mountains... and as much as she trained, we don't have MOUNTAINS to train on in Florida. And yet she DID IT. She might have been last each day coming into camp, but she never quit and never took the VAN. She rode into Battery Park on Aug. 23 the Champ that I know she's always been.
Favorite thing: It is my favorite part of the city, and the only one where you have the feeling of being in the city of the skyscrapers. However, I wonder how it looks like now without the twin towers, that used to be the focus of attention in the area.
Interesting problem for the architect.
I guess the church which owns the small building red and white refused to sell it. So the architect was obliged to modify his plans and built the tower around the existing premises.
Fondest memory: Picture taken at Battery Park at the exit of the Staten Island Ferry.
Favorite thing: Check out Battery Park, it's a lovely quiet place where I could witness a beautiful sunset and you can even see the Statue of Liberty from far away!! This is located in the southern tip of the island, so you will have the sea in front of you.
Take the Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island. Take the ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty. And why not visit Ellis Island while you are at it? Most ferries leave from Battery Park.
You'll discover interesting sights if you walk around the city. For instance did you know that New York has many a mews?
Fondest memory: You can start your tour at Pier 83 on 42nd Street and the Hudson River or from the South Street Seaport at Pier 16.
Battery Park is on the site the 1624 Dutch fort in the shadow of Wall Street skyscrapers at the southern tip of Manhattan. The park contains 30 acres of protected open space, beautifully planted and maintained public gardens, plazas and parks.
Fondest memory: The Bronze Globe (see picture) was moved to Battery Park from the WTC after September 11,2001.
Favorite thing: The lower tip of Manhattan is the oldest part of this city, and you can get an idea of how this city used to be a long time ago, when walking on the curvy, narrow cobblestone streets, lined with shops, and shaded over by the skyscrapers bowing overhead.
I guess the ferry from Battery Park to see the statue of Liberty...
That or 'New York Dolls'.... :-)
New York is somewhere just about everyone knows from films and magazines. It really seemed like Manhatten was full of scenes I vaguely recognised from various movies...the grids of wide, arrow-straight streets (so unlike London!), the diners, the screeching fire trucks and the sky-scrapers. Central Park and the Guggenheim...
I spent a lot of time around the Lower East side as well, which is become very 'sophisticated bohemian' with small boutiques and bars.
Chinatown in New York must be one of the largest in the world. Wonderful food and bizarre shopping experiences (Hello Kitty tampons, anyone?)
Fondest memory: My brother's cats attacking me every night whilst I slept at his place. Cute but war-like.
In New York City, visit the floating museum. The USS Intrepid, a US Navy aircraft carrier is harbored at the docks in lower Manhattan. They have some excellent exhibts of flying machines, new and old.
Fondest memory: You are also allowed to a large extent to wander around the ship by yourself, then you realize how large these things are. This pic is looking down the deck.
Go to Battery Park. It is on the tip of Manhattan and you have a view of Ellis Island and the Statue of liberty. This is actually pretty historic. There is a fort in the park explaining what I mean. This was a dutch settlement back in the 1700's.
Fondest memory: Stromboli's Pizza joint in the village. The best pizza i've ever had was a fat slice folded in half standing on the street. It can't be beat
Favorite thing: The sculpture shown originally sat in the plaza between the towers. It has been now moved to Battery park.
Favorite thing: ...walk and see what you find. I came across this cemetary/chruch on my way to Battery Park. I thought it was cool because it was green and gothic in the middle of the concrete jungle.
Favorite thing: This is the sunset I got to see while at Battery Park, and if you make an effort you can see a tiny Statue of Liberty far away in the middle of the water...
Favorite thing: go SIGHTSEEING. What is your visit worth if you don't photograph some of New York City's legendary monuments and landmarks? And let's begin with the beautiful - BATTERY PARK.