July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015  Day 18  New York Summer 2015
Great Kills Yacht Club
Staten Island, NY

We spent a wonderful day in New York City with our Looper friends, Colin and Dawn. John Calasciabetta drove us to the train station at 0900.  We took the train from Great Kills to the Staten Island Ferry.  Then we took the ferry to Lower Manhattan, passing the Statue of Liberty on the way.

Riding the Staten Island Ferry
Always The Lady
View of Lower Manhattan from the ferry

The National Museum of the
American Indian is in the former US Customs House

We got off the ferry and stopped to tour the National Museum of the American Indian.  Then we walked to Ground Zero and viewed both the south and north pools. We did not have tickets to go inside, but we have been here on a previous trip. It will always be a somber occasion to see this memorial and the amazing rebuilding that has taken place.

We then took the subway to 42nd Street and walked around the Times Square area.  We found a wonderful restaurant, O’Lunney’s Time Square Pub for lunch and had a very nice meal.  After lunch we walked up The Avenue of the Americas to Central Park.

We took a 40 minute carriage ride around Central Park and enjoyed seeing this beautiful setting and listening to the narration our driver provided.  We finished our ride and walked back, this time down Broadway.  We wanted to show Colin and Dawn the M & M store which it incredible merchandise and they weren’t disappointed!

We made our way back to the subway and took it back to the ferry.  We got back on the ferry and then took the train to Great Kills. Then a short taxi ride completed our various means of transportation today!

We spent some time tonight here at the Great Kills Yacht Clubhouse, visiting with several members of the club. We are treated like family here!

We are exhausted from our day in the city but wouldn’t have missed it.

We will leave in the morning and head up the Hudson River. We are not sure if we will anchor or go to a marina near Haverstraw.

The South Pool at the WTC Memorial

2 World Trade Center

Times Square

Radio Center Music Hall

Our carriage ride through Central Park

Central Park