Ellis Island & Brooklyn Bridge
Ellis Island is an island in New York Harbor and was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. The island was greatly expanded with landfill between 1892 and 1934. Before that, the much smaller original island was the site of Fort Gibson and later a naval magazine. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. /5
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Today the group will visit - Statue Of Liberty, 9/11 memorial, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, Ellis Island and Central Park
A bit hot today with high humidity. Luckily we were on the water for much of the hotter portion of the day. We started off with a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to Clinton Castle to get our tickets for our Statue Of Liberty/Ellis Island tour. After the tour and lunch we had a little down time before dinner and our Broadway show Wicked. The show was AMAZING! After the show we did a little shopping at Toys r Us and the M&M store. Great fun!
Wow what an amazing 10days in NY. Visiting after 13 years has been an experience I'm truly grateful for. From some sight seeing with amazing company to the likes of Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Washington Square Park, Times Square, High Line, Rockefeller Centre, Grand Central Station, Chelsea Market, St Patricks Cathedral, Meat Packing District, Garment District, Financial District (more I may have missed) and lets not forget Shopping! To visiting and spending time with my family Namrata Sood Malvinder Makkar Tina Makkar Patel Meenu Bedi, my little munchkin nieces and nephews (Twinkle, Aryan & Bani) it's been a trip that I'll not forget.! My love and gratitude to all those who have made this trip amazingly memorable ! Now...moving on.Toronto touch down!!! Wo!!
Good evening folks, Not sure how many of you know this, but once again this year KFDX is sending me on a trip...This year it is a KFDX-New England Cruise from September 11-20, 2014. We fly to New York, visit NYC...take a yacht trip to see the Statue Of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island.. and tour Radio City Music Hall...A welcome dinner and then a Broadway Musical...and that is all in one day...Then to the Norwegian Gem for 7 nights...we visit Halifax, St. John's, Bar Harbor, Boston, Newport and back to NYC and home. If you are in the Wichita Falls area and want to find out more we will be hosting a Travel Show on Tuesday, Feb 18 at 10AM, 2PM and 7PM...The shows will be located at the Holiday Inn, 100 Central Fwy, Wichita Falls...Sheila and I invite you to come out and talk to us and a Holiday Vacations Rep. to find out more.looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday...Skip McBride
So my update from Wednesday's adventures never posted which was annoying, but here's the highlights. I started walking the wrong but didn't look at the street signs cause I was too busy window and people watching. I came to Bryant Park and the NY Public Library which was great as I didn't get to it on Tuesday. So then I decided to do Thursdays's itinerary instead. Soon I went to Grand Central Station, and walked all the way down Broadway seeing Madison Square park and the firefighters, the Flat Iron building, drank the best ever pumpkin spiced chai tea latte from Argo Tea, Union Square and the Farmer's Market, City Hall, Trinity Church, Wall Street Stock Exchange, 911 Memorial, walked the Brooklyn Bridge and walked through the Brooklyn Bridge park, caught the Water Taxi and saw the Statue Of Liberty and Ellis Island, then jumped off back at Times Square where I then had a short break before going on The Ride- an interactive bus tour where I won a pair of sunglasses (cheap ones) for answering lots of quest ...
Trip to NYC was fantastic! Had a wonderful time! Favorites: Everything! Cruise around Hudson River - Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge... Empire State Building - went to the top floor -102nd floor!...Time Square, Newsies, Wicked!, Little Italy, Rockefeller Center, Macy's (shopping is not a hobby of mine, but I loved the "wooden escalators" and ate at an Italian Restaurant in the store), Ghostbuster's Fire House (a working Fire House!), and more...
Wife and kids NYC checklist: commuter train, taxi, Subway, Grand Central Station, Times Square, 30 Rockefeller Center for the "top of the Rock", Serendipity 3 (look it up), Battery Park, Staten Island Ferry (Area), harbor cruise, Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island, underside of Brooklyn Bridge, Wall St (the Bull), Stock Exchange, FAO Schwartz, Broadway show (Annie), lots of walking. For me; subtract broadway shoe and add 9/11 memorial and some ( many) bad *** pizza slices.
Another great couple of days. Chinatown yesterday, Tourism Cares event of evening cruise around Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island and Brooklyn Bridge. Then today worked on beach cleanup in New York after Hurricane Sandy. Tired, sore and sunburn but a great day.
Just had a travel agent from Australia. I'm still laughing! She's requesting a 4 hour tour on December 6 for her clients and during the 4 hours, they want to: take the boats and visit Statue Of Liberty AND Ellis Island, visit the 9/11 Memorial, tour the U.N., tour Lincoln Center, see Wall Street & visit Trinity Church, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, see SoHo & TriBeca, visit the Empire State Building...take a 2 hour break and do a Xmas Lights tour beginning at 7pm. I told her she's given me a 3 day itinerary and is expecting to do it in 4 hours. Plus an evening lights tour, of course.
Museum of Natural History's a good place to start, Ellis Island is neat (skip the statue), walk the Brooklyn Bridge...
Walk across Brooklyn Bridge, Ferry to Staten Island past Statue Of Liberty/Ellis Island. Jaunt up Empire State Building. Not too shabby day.
OK, FB input time: the 4 of us are headed to Manhattan for vacation and to use the hotel nights and Stomp tickets that were the girls' Christmas presents. What else must we do? Where should we eat? On my list: take the Water Taxi under the Brooklyn Bridge (we've already walked over it). Complicating factor: Eldest professes to not be thrilled by museums these days.
Airbus a380 double decker was good quite and yes it bounces when air turblence hits. Took 1.5 hours to get through customs in LA and that was with a express pass. An ancient old 747 with Qantas to New York. Very rough landing in JFK flaps put up late and almost ran into ocean well it felt like that. Luggage fell put of lockers when we hit tarmack. Interesting Subway ride was rush hour and was crazy, so many people. Host is fantastic in a great location in a very multicultural but mainly Dominican Republic area, more spanish than english spoken. Enjoying NYC a bit cold still a lot of snow on the side walks from the blizzard. Subway is crazy quick and packed like sardines. At least my stop is mainly express so quick and skips a lot of stations. Seen Rockerfeller Observation deck, Museum of Modern art, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Staten Island via ferry as can get to Statue Of Liberty and Ellis Island. Have just finished seeing American Museum of Natural Science. Off to see Chrysler Building, Grand Centra ...
Making my list of must do in NY City - this is what I have and we have 3 full days to do it in anything I am missing or is a must do. Statue Of Liberty & Ellis Island, Empire State Building, Times Square (both day and night time), Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Ride the Subway, South Street Seaport, Go to Madame Tussauds, Macys and other Shopping of course, Visit Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial, Brooklyn Bridge, China Town, Little Italy & a tour on a double decker bus and maybe a ferry right or night cruise. Going to make a schedule for the days and try to stick to it. :)
Update Sunday went to awesome worship service at Times Square Church! Then across to a tour at Yankee Stadium. Then down to look at Statue Of Liberty and Ellis Island across the bay. Walked to Brooklyn Bridge - then to Freedom Tower and sight of 9-11. Then off to meet Josh and had supper at Otto's. Brad then took us to Rockefeller Center, 5th Ave and St Patrick's Cathedral. That was enough back to hotel Karla to bed - Brad & I off to watch Sunday Night Football. A great weekend with Brad and Josh! Up at 4 in morning off to JFK to fly to Boston - more later
Most of us didn't have family on the Mayflower. Ours were immigrants who came through Castle Rock and later, Ellis Island. Proud to be descended from Irish, Welsh,and Scotsmen who settled in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, and Yonkers. They were resilient, fearless, amazingly determined New Yorkers before plumbIng, electricity, sanitation, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street had even been imagined. To my family in NY today, to my roots, I send love, prayers, positive energy, and encourage all to donate to the rebuilding fund.
Nine-Eleven A True New York Story as told to S.E. Schlosser As a special treat, we decided to take the sunset cruise around lower Manhattan the Sunday before Labor Day. It was a silly thing to do – totally tourist – but sometimes playing tourist is fun, even for someone living and working daily in the shadow of the Big Apple. We took our cameras – my husband and I – and oooed and ahhhed over Ellis Island and the Statue Of Liberty. We gawked as we went under the huge Brooklyn Bridge and held hands as the sun set in the west, turning lower Manhattan a lovely golden glow. As dusk fell, the lights came on, and that was glorious too. We were on the East River now, between Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. I sighed happily, gazing at the beautiful glow of the twin towers that made up the bulk of World Trade Center. Then I blinked suddenly in surprise. I saw a large silhouette of what looked like a jet airliner flying toward the North tower. A moment later it intersected with the tower and disappeared. Then ...
I was in New York City for the first time yesterday with my Dad and Stepmom. What a blast!! We were there for the International Photo Expo (which was great) but I also got to see Time Square, Bryant Park and Grand Central Station. We took a Water Taxi and saw the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue Of Liberty, Ground Zero, Ellis Island, etc. Problem is I got up at 4:45am, then didn't get to bed until 1:00am and Mason decides to get up at 5:00am. It's going to be a long day!! Pictures to come.
Just got back from a week in New York City. Walked a lot, saw two plays, two musicals, boat rides to Liberty Island (Statue closed) and Ellis Island, and a twilight cruise around Manhatten, went to several museums (including the MOMA, Met, Cloisters, Fraunces Tavern, and Guggenheim), tourist sites (including the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock and the 9-11 memorial), walked across Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge (not on the same day), food tour in the East Village, walking tour in Greenwich Village, went through the Garment District and was overwhelmed, and ate a lot of good food.
Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall St, New York Stock Exchange all done today. Buzzing to see won too!
Ellis Island, Brooklyn bridge, China Town and now dinner... taxis are for wussies.
Off to Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge a. Back to the Village.
Off to Brooklyn Bridge and then Statue Of Liberty n Ellis Island today. Hoping my knees last the distance. It's a glorious sunny day here in downtown New York :)
We have been fortunate to see so many things in New York. Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island, 911 memorial, Empire State Building, MOMA (blah, sorry artists), Museum of Natural History, the Broadway play, Wicked, Wax Museum, Ripley's believe it or not, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square (craziness), China Town, Little Italy, Wall Street, Central Park (tomorrow) and so much more. Today we had the famous Frozen Hot Chocolate. So much to do, so little time. I will love bringing Allen back here sometime.
ooh my aching feet... Ground Zero monument... very solemn, when you see all the names make you think hard about the mentality of the people who thought this up, eerily quiet. Ellis Island and Liberty Island, apparently the wife says Lady Liberty has a big butt or the dress maker was generous in the cut of the cloth. Mr Obama is in town and we caught a night shot of the cavalcade going to the UN building. Walked from the UN to the hotel, hence the aching feet. Finished the day with a couple of glasses of Russian fruit juice and tonic. Museums and Brooklyn Bridge and Staten Island today.
Almost done our NYC travel itinerary that currently includes the Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island, Times Square, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Serendipity III, Central Park, Carnegie Deli, Uptown Tour, Spider-Man Broadway show, WTC Memorial & One World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, night time Harbour cruise and a bit of shopping. We're also gonna try and get tickets for the Lion King and may possibly go to the Beatles Brunch at BB Kings where you eat brunch and a professional Beatles cover band (ex Broadway performers) perform for you. :) Probably some other minor things mixed in, but these are our plans thus far.
after 3 days of...Times Square, Chicago on broadway, a comedy show, being called a stripper/hooker/jock, Tim being propositioned over his shoes, an underwear hunt, TENNIS, swapping trains & missing the express, 9/11 memorial, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall St, Liberty Island and Ellis Island...I am exhausted and not looking forward to classes starting tomorrow!!
to do list, Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, DC, Gettysburg, Bryce Canyon, Ground 0, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, Yellowstone, O.K. enough now I was just day dreaming, sorry
Okay, its been hectic, but hectic is good, New Yak City...was great. went with our compadres Tony and Rosa Dominquez for 7 days, stayed in Brooklyn in a very nice place. Never have we walked so much. We must of walked a least 6 miles each day. My wife whom runs a 10 minute mile did not care to go for a run for more than once at Prospect Park. We saw all the sights, Ellis Island, walked over the Brooklyn Bridge and then went to Grimaldi's Pizza just below the bridge in the Promenaide. Its truely the best pizza anywhere. Got the hang of the subways, caught a train from Grand Central Station to Cold Springs. Sunday, 7/1/12 we all went to a New York Yankees game and later that night had dinner at a club and saw a Motown concert. I yelled at the band to play some Marvin Gaye and they did. On Wednesday we had reservation at Peter Lugars Steak House, the number One steak house in New York for the last 24 years. But the best part of the trip was the Broadway show we saw Tuesday night just off Time Square. We saw ...
8) We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge for a cool view of the Skyline 9) Ellis Island & Statue Of Liberty Island cruise was fab
Yesterday we walked 10 miles, including walking over the Brooklyn Bridge. We went to Ellis Island and the Statue Of Liberty (which was awesome). We walked around Battery Park and the Financial District (complete with a view of the infamous bull with people taking pics next to it's backside) as well as Times Square and saw Mary Poppins on Broadway! Today, we went to the Central Park Zoo and walked all around Central Park, and now we're getting ready for the rehearsal.
Another exciting day in NYC!! Took a cab to Pier 84 and caught the Water Taxi to Battery Park. Saw Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Brooklyn Bridge, lunch in an Irish Pub, bought some gifts for the kids, ate dinner at Lucille's Grill inside B B King's Restaurant, dessert at Stone Cold Creamery, watched "A Streetcar Named Desire" which was excellent and now back at the hotel for much needed rest before another full day tomorrow!
We covered so much in such a short length of time...NBC Studio Tour, Top of the Rock Tour, Empire State Building --and New York Skyride -rollacoaster thriller, Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dead Sea Scrolls, NY Water Taxi Tour, Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island, saw Intrepid Sea-Air Museum, and today Haley went to Spiderman Turn Off The Dark on Broadway...and of course, Bryant Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal each day and Times Square -- I am sure I am forgetting something! I am pooped! We had great weather and look forward to posting our photos :)
Subway to Battery Park, ferry to Liberty Island, Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island, WTC Memorial, Brooklyn Bridge. Amazing
Today: walked the Brooklyn Bridge, toured the UN, went to Ellis Island, & ended w/ amateur night at the Apollo
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