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Statue of Liberty, Strawberry Fields, and The Knicks

sunny 9 °C

Up early this morning to get a warm brekky in before taking in the sights of Manhattan from a boat on the Harbour. With today being one of the coldest we have had so far, the wind on the harbour was a wee bit icy to say the least.

The cruise took us up to meet the Statue of Liberty (nice lady, doesn't talk much though) which is not as big as I expected for some reason.

Following the cruise we thawed out at a nice little Italian restaurant on 9th Ave. Walking back up 9th we could see why one of our tour guides on the bus we took the other day recommended it for good food - definitely heading back down there for a bite to eat before we leave.

After lunch I went and wandered up to Strawberry Fields in Central Park (have still seen less than half the park despite 2 trips s far) whilst Thea and Andew did some more shopping on 5th Ave.

We braved the subway to head down to Madison Square Garden to watch the Knicks play, wearing my #7 Carmelo Anthony t-shirt (don't worry, I had to google him too after I had bought the shirt to see who I was cheering for). Great arena, and even though we were in the nose-bleed the view was still pretty good. For the record the Knicks won, quite easily in the end.

We decided we wanted a pizza slice on the way home, so instead of catching the subway back we walked the 20 or so blocks in-5 degrees temperature, only to not stumble across a pizza joint until we were one block from home!

Whilst today started and ended very chilly, it was quite nice during the day, with Thea even describing it as "warm". Tomorrow, we will not be so lucky that it will "warm-up" during the day, with it expected to stay well below 0 ALL day, therefore it is a Museum day for us, and hopefully we can score tickets to the Rangers.

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Posted by j0ne5y 02:21 Archived in USA

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