June 21, 2008

New York City Day 3

Today we continued our self-guided tour of the city using our double-decker bus ticket.

One of the stops on the PATH from Hoboken to Manhattan is at the World Trade Center. This is a view of the construction site from the PATH station.

The new buildings on this site will NOT be as tall as the buildings destroyed on September 11, 2001.

This sign told us the story of the World Trade Center cross we had seen previously.

Nearby, this curiosity can be found. We haven't been able to determine what it is exactly.

The double-decker bus was proceeding along the route too slow for us to reach our scheduled tour at NBC Studios. So we took our first and only cab ride in New York City. Unfortunately, we didn't flag down The Cash Cab.

We made it in time to choose the $1,000,000 Deal or No Deal suitcase...#3!
Apparently, Deal or No Deal has a height restriction of 4 feet for its models.

Our tour of NBC Studios began at the top of these stairs.
Across the street from Rockefeller Center, you can view The Today Show's studio.

Another look at some of the natural beauty of Central Park...

Back on the double-decker bus, we passed the home of Late Show with David Letterman.

Manhattan is home to many great photo opportunities showing building perspective.

We also passed by the AOL-Time Warner building.
We got a better look at the scene of John Lennon's murder.
Yet another example of the great architecture of Manhattan...
Next, our tour ventured into Harlem USA as we passed the famous Apollo Theater.

Street performers surround Central Park much like we have seen in Key West, New Orleans and Honolulu.
It was Day 3 and Times Square was still lit up.
Disney's The Lion King is celebrating its 10th year on Broadway.

Did you know that since the 1800's all buildings built over six stories tall in Manhattan have been required to have their own water towers? This helps alleviate water pressure problems in the city.
Our Day 3 video can be viewed for your pleasure below.

To be continued...

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