Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thursday in New York

This was our first stop of the day. It was really neat to see the 9/11 sight and the reverence everyone had for it.
This is the New Trade Center they are building right next to the 9/11 site. It will be 1776 feet for the year the constitution was signed.

Of course we watched some street performers.
See that tiny little spot next to our heads? That is the Statue of Liberty. It is being renovated so you can't really go near it so we decided to just watch it from afar. I pulled out all of my 3rd grade immigration information to teach Mike about Ellis Island while we were there as well.

This tree was on the scene of 9/11 and somehow was the only tree that survived.

We stopped by China Town to see the pigs feet and take in the strange smells that filled the streets. We walked a few streets over to a cleaner Little Italy. We had lunch there and got a canoli for dessert.
Stopped by Magnolia Bakery for some amazing cupcakes!
We walked the Pier for a bit and saw the Brooklyn Bridge.

We stopped by NYU and I couldn't believe how many people were there! Everyone was just laying out in the grass and reading. It was neat to see. Definitely a different campus than most.

We joined the hippies hoola dancing and occupied Wall Street.
We took another bus tour of the lower part of New York at night time. It was fun to see everything with the sun setting.
This is midnight playing cards waiting for the Hunger Games to start. We look so tired! There were such long lines, that the news showed up and showed us in line. That would be our second time on tv this week!
We ended up getting home at 4:00 am. We took a bus back to the place where we were staying and there were still a lot of people out and about. I felt like it was 9:00pm. Definitely a city that doesn't sleep.

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