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Posted: 9/10/2010 7:17:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 8:53:59 AM EDT by scootr29]
We decided to spend the weekend in NYC....lots of hate for NYC, but from a history standpoint you can't beat it. Also I had Delta Dollars and Hilton Honor points so the flight and hotel were free.





View from the hotel room...the Empire State Building was just to the left of this view...could not get the camera out of the small opening in the window.



Walking into Time Square



Time Square Sights






Good from a far, far from Good





The Black Jesus Crusade.....







Empire State Building




Wooden Escalators at Macys




Coming to your city....and no he is not throwing up




New York's Bravest



Traffic everywhere...



Maximizing City Space




$40 Breakfast



Abe Lincoln



Across the Hudson looking at NJ




Slow progress on Ground Zero




Wall St






George





Staten Is Ferry



Looking back on the city....The WTC are missed




The Statue of Liberty



Original torch..














Ellis Island...amazing place...we could have spent hours here...





WWII Monuments






Empire State Building and Chrysler Building...Taken from the Brooklyn Bridge









Another $40 Brunch





Grand Central Station








Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:30:45 AM EDT
Great pics.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:34:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AlaskaBob:
Great pics.


Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:37:04 AM EDT
Is that Gary Busey on the ad in the upper right?

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:26:08 AM EDT
very nice pics. I have never been, but planning to go soon.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:34:10 AM EDT
Not to be a PIA. NYPD is the Finest. FDNY is the Bravest.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:36:40 AM EDT
Nice pics.. why are all of your meals $40 ?
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:38:20 AM EDT
great stuff!
but where the heck are you eating for $40 breakfast? you can find better in mom and pop joints for between $5 and $10. I grew up there and a person could eat great food the whole day on $40.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:41:57 AM EDT
Awesome pics. I was scared shitless the only time I was ever in lower Manhattan. Too busy for this bumpkin.

I also wish I had more time at Ellis Island, I loved visiting there.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:41:58 AM EDT
New York's Finest



FDNY is New York's Bravest

NYPD is New York's Finest

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:42:42 AM EDT
Next time you come up, visit upstate during the fall!
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:42:44 AM EDT
Makes me miss NY a little bit...but then I think about it, and I am over it.


Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:45:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Is that Gary Busey on the ad in the upper right?

http://luckiedog.smugmug.com/Other/NYC/IMG1660/1001312042_R2NLe-L.jpg


Thats Norman Tugwater
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:50:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CB1:
great stuff!
but where the heck are you eating for $40 breakfast? you can find better in mom and pop joints for between $5 and $10. I grew up there and a person could eat great food the whole day on $40.

Here are the names...After you order 2 meals at $13...add OJ at $6 and Coffee at $4.50 and then throw in a tip you have a $40 brunch.

1st place...Friend of a Farmer 77 Irving St

2nd place...Sarabeths at 40 Central Park South

We waited one hour for some pizza at Grimaldis in Brookyln....I was so hungry I did not pull my camera out to take a pic...but it was worth the wait.



Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:51:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ServiceGun:
New York's Finest

http://luckiedog.smugmug.com/Other/NYC/IMG1737/1001289816_UFXXe-L.jpg

FDNY is New York's Bravest

NYPD is New York's Finest


Thanks for the clarification
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:52:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Vigilante256:
Next time you come up, visit upstate during the fall!

Yes both my wife and I love the upstate...we both have spent a lot of time around the Lake Placid and Lake Saranac areas...love it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:54:02 AM EDT
Great Pics OP. Everyone should visit NYC at least once in their lives. It's an awsome place.
To live there? Now that's another story.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 9:02:12 AM EDT
When did The Naked Cowboy get the meth'd up hooker conversion?
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 9:37:04 AM EDT
Cool photos.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 9:45:18 AM EDT
Man you get around.....
Great pics and glad you had a good time.

When I go to work there (NYC) I'm in all the shitty non-touristy places. For instance I've inspected all the track from GCT/42nd all the way out the
ladders into Harlem. It was cool for a day, then you realize that your underground in tunnels all night. Same for the old Yankee stadium demo.
Cool for a day but it's just another dirty demo site. Ground zero was horrible, as were all the buildings around it. I was "red badged" 2 days after 9/11 and spent far to much time there. It really is a beautiful city but if I never had to set foot inside it again I would be a happy man.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 9:55:06 AM EDT
Great pics. Went in May for the 5 boroughs ride. Wife and kids hit the new high line park (old elevated rail line that is now a park) and that was great according to them. It's in Chelsea I believe.

Coney Island is a good trip and other tours of Brooklyn are good also. I still haven't been to Prospect Park which was designed by the same guy who designed Central Park (Olmstead). Also, the museums are great in NYC.

Big Apple, too bad it's run by nanny staters.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 11:15:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zoomer302:
Man you get around.....
Great pics and glad you had a good time.

When I go to work there (NYC) I'm in all the shitty non-touristy places. For instance I've inspected all the track from GCT/42nd all the way out the
ladders into Harlem. It was cool for a day, then you realize that your underground in tunnels all night. Same for the old Yankee stadium demo.
Cool for a day but it's just another dirty demo site. Ground zero was horrible, as were all the buildings around it. I was "red badged" 2 days after 9/11 and spent far to much time there. It really is a beautiful city but if I never had to set foot inside it again I would be a happy man.

Yea we like to walk.....In 3 days we only used 1 bus...Laguardia to the city. 2 cabs....1 to Brooklyn and 1 back to the airport.


Link Posted: 9/10/2010 11:19:23 AM EDT
Cool pics, I just can't stand being around tons of people.
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