The City That Never Sleeps

Mid Week Ramblings

It’s been a few years since I walked the streets of New York.  Although I have been living in the east coast for the last five years, somehow I haven’t made it to the Big Apple.

Circling the Lady

Almost…. if you disregard my two Hudson River flights: New York, NY and Flying from the Right Seat. Or that other time I made it to the Belmont Stakes.

fall_2014This past long weekend, I finally made it  to the Big Apple.  Fall is in full swing, albeit, almost over. The drive up north afforded some excellent views of fall colors in the Mid-Atlantic and the North East.  It was a trip down memory lane, as I retraced my  trip across Long Island to Montauk Point,  the eastern most tip of Long Island, to visit the 200 year old lighthouse.

fall12Taking the Staten Island ferry to Lower Manhattan brought back memories of my first trip eons ago on a cold, winter’s day when I had made a similar trip in freezing rain during my first visit.

fall9The New York skyline is changed. The Twin Towers are long gone. The Freedom Tower replaces them.

fall15While construction still continues at the site,  the outside memorial and the museum are now open. The observation deck is scheduled to open in 2015.

FT1Greenwich is as it always is. Washington Tower, busy as it always is. I didn’t get to visit Central Park as I hoped.

fall16 But New York is New York, A City that never sleeps.

Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today 
I want to be a part of it - New York, New York 
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray 
Right through the very heart of it - New York,New York 
I wanna wake up in a city, that doesn’t sleep 
And find I’m king of the hill - top of the heap
              ----New York, New York by Frank Sinatra.

See Also:

Falling in Love with Fall
New York, NY
Flying from the Right Seat



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