New York wrap up

August 8th, 2013 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

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Happened to walk past Erin Brady, who happens to be the current Miss USA. She is a financial accountant, as well as a model.

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Enjoying a drink in Times Square a few hours before the flight home.

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Had a walk down by the Hudson River.

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New Jersey on the other side.

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I liked the colouring of this group of buildings.

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This is a replica of El Galeón, a 17th century galleon.

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Also on the Hudson was the USS Intrepid, which is now a museum.  On board they have several planes and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Didn’t tour it, but looked interesting.

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Had to laugh at this. A union has put up this giant rat opposite the office of John Catsimatidis, who is seeking the Republican mayoral nomination. He is coming second in polling at the moment, so may end up as the nominee.

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Times Square is full of people dressed up (or not) in various costumes, hoping people will give them money for photos with them.

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I love Times Square. It is so busy and intense. Love to do a New Years Eve there.

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As far as I can tell, there are no houses in Manhattan. Only apartments.

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This is at the Chelsea Markets. Some great shopping there.

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Since the High Line opened, the Chelsea Markets have got more crowded.

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In the background is the Freedom Tower of the new One World Trade Centre. It is 104 stories tall, and is the third tallest building in the world. The height of 1,776 feet is deliberate.

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I liked this sign. They really don’t like parkers!

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We had to catch a 3 pm train to New Jersey to fly out from there so had a final visit to Central Park. This is the memorial for John Lennon at Strawberry Fields.

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Had a drink at the Loeb Boathouse.

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Lots of people enjoying the lake.

I love Central Park. I achieved one of my goals, by getting up at 6.30 am and doing a run around the entire park, before it got too hot. It’s perimeter is over six miles long, and it stretches from 59th Street to 110th Street.

I did an okay time around the park, but noticed I was getting passed by a fair few people. Only at the end did I realise the NYC triathlon was on, and I was in the middle of it. Made me feel better about getting passed :-)

Sadly am now back in New Zealand. Have run out of money, so won’t be doing any more overseas holidays for a while!

We drove over 4,000 miles in the RV, and passed through 20 states. Was a great road trip.

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12 Responses to “New York wrap up”

  1. Martin Gibson (227 comments) says:

    You’re such a great bon vivant Dave; let me know when you’re in gizzy and ill buy you lunch. Enjoyed your travelogue very much, having set fire to a whole lot of shares option cash in US Canada and Mexico. Would have been more sensible to have bought a house back in the mid 90s but still have the trip as part of who i am.

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  2. KiwiGreg (3,178 comments) says:

    “We had to catch a 3 pm train to New Jersey”…. taxis man.

    Intrepid is great fun, also next door the Growler, first nuke sub, very claustrophobic.

    If fucknuckle Bloomberg had had his way you wouldnt have been enjoying that particular drink….

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  3. sparky (235 comments) says:

    Have really enjoyed viewing your travels David. Welcome home.

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  4. New Kiwi (7 comments) says:

    Just wanted to agree with Sparky. Your ‘postcards’ from the USA have been really interesting and entertaining. It is a great skill to write a blog which makes us feel happy you are enjoying the trip, rather than bitter that we are still at work!!

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  5. s.russell (1,564 comments) says:

    Really glad you had such a good holiday, and amazed you found so much time in between activities to keep posting on NZ topics here. But welcome back too!

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  6. Black with a Vengeance (1,552 comments) says:

    What… No visit to Building 7???

    Oh thats right, it’s not there…

    THEY PULLED IT!!!

    :)

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  7. Dazzaman (1,123 comments) says:

    Looks like the tail end of an SR-71 on that aircraft carrier.

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  8. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    New York and no visit to Yankee Stadium for a game of baseball.?

    I know you can’t do it all but its just great entertainment.

    We only had a week in New York, I estimate you need a year to do it properly.

    Thought you a tad negative on Larry Williams an hour ago though

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  9. cmack (1 comment) says:

    Thanks for sharing the trip, found it great and picked up some good pointers along the way

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  10. Nigel (511 comments) says:

    Fascinating looking at where you visited in NYC, you managed to pack alot in.

    Dazza it’s not a SR-71, it’s the model before that A-12, they have a shuttle on there now as well. The better collections ( neither I’ve been to “yet” ) are Dulles Airports Smithsonian & the SAC air museum in I think Kentucky.

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  11. Dave Mann (1,169 comments) says:

    Welcome home and, as others have said, I’ve really enjoyed reading about your travels DPF. Your pics are great too and as a travel writer you ‘share’ information, experiences and impressions with your readers. Thanks for the interesting read. And all the while you continued seamlessly posting on NZ affairs…… amazing!

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  12. Judith (7,643 comments) says:

    Sad to hear you are out of money – I have enjoyed travelling vicariously through your photos and comments. Thanks for keeping us entertained with your travels – save hard so we can all experience some more of the world. :-)

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