Friday, December 01, 2006

2.110 - The One with the tree

What a trip...NYC is a great city to visit. So much to see, so much to do. As promised I've posted some picture of our trip. The big tree at Rockafeller was pretty neat...it stood about 7 storeys and apparently over 100,000 people where in and around Rockafeller Center to see it. We stood on 5th Ave. and had a great view of the tree, but after standing for 2 hours, not being able to see anything but the tree, not being able to see or hear the show that was going on, we decided to head back to the hotel, watch it on TV and then head back later. Getting back to the hotel was an adventure...NYPD had most of the streets going east and west around the area blocked off so we had to make a huge loop around. So many people trying to go too many different directions. I can't imagine what New Years is like at TImes Square. All in all it was a fantastic trip...a few things that I've observed about NYC:

  • from Times Square everything that you could possibly want is within walking distance
  • In Manhattan every other vehicle is either a police car or a taxi, in Brooklyn not as much
  • I've never seen so many one way streets before
  • the taxi drivers are either going full throttle or slamming on the breaks
  • bus drivers are the best drivers around
  • I could never ever drive in Manhattan
  • the sights, sounds, smells and the hustle and bustle of people at TImes Square reminds me of almost every street in Hong Kong

Roxy's Deli...home of the B.A.S.



Trav attempting to bite into his B.A.S.



The marque outside the ABC & ESPN studios



Times Square



The Nederlander Theatre - home of Rent



3 story ferris wheel inside Toys R Us @ Times Square



McDonald's on 47th off Broadway



Hersey's Factory outside our Hotel



The view from our hotel room



34th street entrance of Macy's



the many badges from the EMS volunteers of 9/11



The Empire State Building



Subway station across from the WTC site



The Manhattan Bridge



Ground Zero



this building was 1/2 the size of the WTC towers standing at 55 storeys



Crysler Building



United Nations



Ouside the Ed Sullivan Theatre waiting to get into the Late Show



This was originally in the middle of the WTC site...it survived 9/11 and now it on display at Battery Park



Registration Room at Elis Island



Lady Liberty and I



The big bull by Wall Street



Trav outisde The Radio City Music Hall



The Brooklyn Bridge



Me at Times Square



The Big Tree at Rockafeller Center



The Apple Store on 5th



Giant Piano at F.A.O. Schwarz - from the movie 'Big'



Grand Central Terminal



No Soup for You!



Our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man

2 comments:

Derek said...

The big smoke eh? Looks like a lot of fun. I'm glad you got a chance to see all that stuff (and eat all that stuff). It's been too long since we've crossed paths, I wonder if you're on MSN...

Rebecca said...

Looks like an awesome trip!
Can't wait to hear all about it.