Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Another trip to New York

Most of my loyal readers, three or four of you, know that I take trips to New York every couple of months to visit my family. Now, when i say New York what i really mean is that I usually fly over or near above mentioned city and land just across the river in the fine state of New Jersey. I call these trips "going to New York" for the same reason I never say "I hail from Glenview Illinois". It takes too long to explain that Glenview is approximately seventeen miles north and a little west from the downtown Chicago, that is why I simply say I am from Chicago. The same reason applies to my trips to New York. I don't want to spend time explaining which exit of the Turnpike my parents live at.

Anyway, I usually don't get to go to the city, as it would take too long to drive over. This time around it was a little different. Instead of flying to Newark we flew to the LaGuardia airport in New York. This gave me a unique (or a rare one) opportunity to go on a car tour in downtown Manhattan. I also wanted to show my kid some of the places she haven't seen before, and that hold some meaning for me in New York.

Armed only with my trusty Android phone I've tried to take a bunch of pictures. Some were successful, most have not been, I've been snapping from a moving vehicle(s).

We were approaching from the southwest of the city, over the Verrazano Bridge connection Staten Island and Brooklyn.

Flying over Brooklyn for LGA approach. Manhattan, Ellis and Liberty islands all visible. The tallest building is the new tower being build.

Just a view from BQE to mid-town Manhattan.

Manhattan Bridge going from Brooklyn to Manhattan's Chinatown


View of the new Tower from the West st.

Much closer. The building is huge.

1 Liberty Plaza. My first place of work at the LTCB of Japan.

The Bull on Wall st.

Hot dog vendor. Unfortunately I couldn't see any falafel or kebob vendors ont he street.

This across Battery park. What is interesting that the building with a black side poking through is where New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) located. A place where most of the immigrants went through in the 90's.

Southport with tall ships.

My and my brother's Alma Mater, PACE University.

So this is not the best image, my hand jerked as I snapped the shot and then we were past. The building all the way on the right with white columns is our old apartment at 305 Ocean Pkwy.

My High School on the 20th st in Brooklyn. FDR High School. Interestingly enough it's neighboring a huge Jewish cemetery where my grandparents are now resting.
 I love visiting New York. I love to see Brooklyn, where very little changes with years. The next time I am going to be there is probably in several months. We are planning to hit Brighton Beach, maybe I can take some more pictures.

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