Luckily we did not have to worry about getting to New York. Nicky's work organised as a Christmas "gift" to all the employees - a bus that would take us to New York City and back.
We were dropped off at Byrandt Park at 11:00. An ice skating rink and some local markets awaits us there. We had to pick up our tickets that we bought online which would alow us on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. This would've worked fine if it wasn't for the fact that there was a march in the city centre and some roads were closed. We used the subway system for $7.00, ride as much as you like!
On the way to the Empire State building we saw Radio City and Broadway. To get to the top of the Empire Building would of taken us 2 1/2 hours. We decided that we would rather spend that time sightseeing. The Rockerfeller centre has some impressing architecture inside.
From their we moved to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. To our delight we found a very enchanting church called the Trinity Church. Alot of time was spend at this little church taking photos.
Ground Zero followed! It is funny, when one gets there a feeling of peace surrounds you. A few people was crying and the photographs on the fences was moving. The names of all the people that died in 9.11 was on a memorial board.
The flags wasn't at full mast at the UN Buildings as there were no Conference in Progression. We saw the sunset over the statue of Liberty - from afar. To take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty would've taken another few hours and time were running out quickly.
We ran to the next bus stop. On the bus we saw Chinatown, Little Italy, The Crysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. Dropped of at Central park with not enough time to explore it fully.
Dinner was enjoyed at a a little Chinese Restaurant and the rest of the evening was spent browsing through Toys R'us and a walking throughTimes Square. It was amazing they had to close another road as there were to many people walking in the streets!
At 21:00 the company bus arrived and on our way home we were!!