|1. From the plane 2. The Battery|
3. Statue of Liberty 4. Manhatten from Ellis Island
|1. Subway Station 2. Times Square|
3. Flat Iron Building 4. Hershey's at Times Square
|1. Best Buddies Friendship Bear in front of Time Warner Center|
2. Peace Fountain, Church of St. John the Divine
3. Duke Ellington Statue, Harlem 4. Manhatten Bridge
We once again took the early shift at the breakfast buffet and then took it easy for a little while before heading back out.
On tap for Sunday was the Uptown Loop (Time Warner Center, Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, Frick Collection, Apollo Theater, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, and Harlem Market). The first portion of the Uptown Loop is also Time Square, so we decided to dodge the traffic and ride the Subway out to Columbus Circle. Before we hopped on the bus, we also made a quick stroll through the Time Warner Center... Very nice bathrooms by the way.
The Uptown Loop is a little more relaxing than the Downtown Loop. You also pass through a ton of residential areas and all the guide has as content around these parts... Jerry Seinfeld has an apartment here etc. It's still really nice to see, but we got kind of baked on the bus, so we were glad to hop off at the south end of Central Park again (on the opposite corner of Columbus Circle). It was lunchtime and there were street vendors, so we had a lunch of halal and pretzel.
As part of our 48-hour ticket came a harbour cruise and that was our next stop. The pier was off the beaten path in an industrial area and while there were shuttles to take you out there, we walked, but then decided to take the shuttle back in. I wasn't sure about this harbour cruise thing, especially, since we already did Statue of Liberty on the first day, but it turned out to be one of my favorite tours (maybe ever) and there was much more to see on top of SoL. The guide was informative and funny and had a couple of really good stories sprinkled in throughout the 90 minute tour.... Also, great photo opps!!!
After the shuttle dropped us off close to Penn Station we arrived at the "Shopping Segment" of the trip, but cut it way short... We were tired and hungry, so we headed back to Brooklyn for our last dinner in the city for the trip and some sleep. We really hit the jackpot at that last dinner place: more to come on that!
Travel Day.... Long travel day.
We already started talking about the next NYC trip and what we are going to do then, since we got all of the touristy sightseeing out of the way... It won't be for a while, but I am sure, we'll be back.