The Shoestring Catch


New York Part II
June 5, 2009, 1:46 pm
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We pulled out of Atlantic City at the crack of noon and headed back up to New York City.  This time we knew to avoid the Lincoln Tunnel and didn’t have any traffic trouble.  We took the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Staten Island and crossed the Brooklyn Bridge over into Manhattan.  The Brooklyn Bridge is as amazing as you have been told and driving across it was one of the highlights of the trip.  All of us took pictures of the bridge and surrounding views as we crossed, including Andrew, who was driving.  Looking back that might not have been the safest idea we’ve ever had.  After a short detour back through Brooklyn, we parked the car in a garage at 57th and 1st Ave.  We used iconparking.com to find the garage, which was very convenient.  They have locations all over the city and reasonable prices, by New York standards.  We spent most of our pregame time in Central Park taking pictures of Liam with different statues.  We saw kids playing baseball in the park and had dreams of them asking us to play, hitting the game winning homerun, and being cheered as heroes, but none of this happened.  Around 5:45PM we hopped onto the B-Line subway at 81st Street near the Museum of Natural History; we were at 161st Street and Yankee Stadium by 6:00PM.  The $7.50 All Day Fun Pass subway ticket is definitely the best option for getting around New York on a day trip.  After the game we rode the D-Line down to Times Square to check out that scene.  Even on a Tuesday night it was packed with tourists.  New York is a little too big and bright for me—I prefer the subtler Philadelphia—but it is an amazing city.  New York is the most impressive place to just walk around that I have ever visited.  In most other cities you need planned events, or at least specific sites to visit to have a good time.  There are plenty of these in New York, but it’s almost more fun to just wander around in between the skyscrapers and people watch.

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