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Day 17 New York City Rest Day

We all slept in today and had a relaxing breakfast at 8 AM. We said our goodbyes to John and Cecci as they headed home and awaited the arrival of 5 new travelers in the afternoon. I decided to be a tourist in my own former home town. After a quick stop at Trinity Church I hopped into a cab and headed for the West Side Piers.

I boarded the Circle Line for a 2 1/2 hour circumnavigation of Manhattan Island. The ship would travel under a total of 21 bridges and offer panoramic views of dozens of landmarks as well as the skylines of Manhattan, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

Chelsea Piers Sports Complex

Little Island

Air shaft for the Holland Tunnel

Financial District

New Jersey

Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn to Statin Island

Ellis Island where nearly 12 million immigrants landed in New York from 1892 to 1954

Lady Liberty

New York skyline as seen from NY harbor

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry Terminal

Woolworth Building, at 792 feet it was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930

Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges

South Street Seaport

Brooklyn Bridge, which I rode over yesterday

Original Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital

Crazy new buildings in Brooklyn

Midtown Manhattan & Empire State Building

Seaplane landing on the East River, I have done this many times and can say that it is exciting at the least if not terrifying for some

NYU Medical Center

The United Nations was in session so the waterfront was guarded by a fleet of Coast Guard Cutters and RIBS

Chrysler Building & Pan Am Building

Citi Group Building

Yankee Stadium

Fordham University’s Boat House

The Broadway Bridge that we rode over yesterday to enter Manhattan

The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Arts Medieval Collection

Little Red Light House under the George Washington Bridge

Columbia Medical Center

Riverside Church, built in 1927, with a hideous new structure going up alongside it

Soulless new glass towers on the Hudson Yards

Vessel, tourist attraction with 154 flights of stairs built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project

A very fine dinner at Sant Ambroeus, 200 Vesey Street

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