What an awesome 5 days in NYC! sooooo little time and soooo much to see! Statue of Liberty-- Battery Park--Ground Zero--the Subways--Staten Island Ferry--The Today Show--5th Ave. St. Patrick's--Bergdorf's--Central Park--Strawberry Fields--The Dakota--the Friend's Fountain--Time's Square--Queen Latifa on GMA --Neil Patrick Harris--Ferrera's Bakery--The Empire State Bldg--The United Nations--The Mike Huckabee Show Taping--"9 to 5" on Broadway--and there is soooo much more to do and see - hopefully, there is another trip in my future!
I do have to mention the New Manhattan JCPenney store that is opening the end of this month. It is a beautiful store and across the street from Macy's, I think we are giving them heartburn! They have actually changed the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route! Just 'cuz we moved in across the street!
I have been asked what I liked the best, so here goes - I really believe that the most important thing do to in NYC is visit Ground Zero and the World Trade Center Tribute Center and be sure and take the walking tour. The Tribute Center tells the story of 9/11 and has pictures of the 2,996 victims of this senseless attack. The Tribute Center is next to Fire Station 10, all the firefighters at that station were lost that day.
Our walking tour was lead by 2 victims of the attack. The first was a Lt. in the Fire Department. The other was the mother of a fire fighter. We toured the site as it is being rebuilt. The "foot prints" of Tower 1 and Tower 2 are sacred ground and will be tribute fountains.
To hear the stories of those that experienced this horrific day, brings the TV screen and news reports to a new level of reality. A place that is poignant, heartwrenching, yet uplifting. Everyone that has the chance to visit and listen to the stories should - It will restore your faith in mankind and make you even prouder to be an American. . . .