We ended up at the Empire State Building, so we know how close it is if we have time to go up tomorrow night. It was enshrouded in clouds today. The weather probably won't be much better tomorrow, but we'll see.
|The Empire State Building|
Then, we walked over to Madison Square Garden, so I could see it, and then, of all shopping to do in NYC, I stopped in a K-Mart so I could buy a sweatshirt to wear tonight on the Grey Line Tour. The weather here has been lousy all week, damp and chilly if it isn't raining. (I'm not a shopper, and didn't come to NYC to shop.)
A block from the hotel is a string of one costume jewelry shop after another. A was in her glory, hitting all of them, while I went to the Korean Street Fair to benefit the Korean Catholic Church. I enjoyed two drumming performances and a Tae Kwon Do demonstration. Some of the costumed young people were getting ready for another performance. One of the drummers told me there was no problem with pictures, and she even got a group to perform.
|Children from the Tae Kwon Do Team|
|Drummers Getting Ready|
On the way back to the hotel, I found a beautiful church, St. Francis of Assisi.
On our way to Times Square, we came across the Helmsley Building. Very interesting since people could drive through it.
Then walked back to Times Square to catch a bus for the Grey Line tour. It's a tour I'd recommend. The bus goes around the city, and into Brooklyn. Very interesting. It was a two hour sunset tour, and, really, my last chance to see the area on this trip. I love New York, though, and I don't think it will take ten years to get back this time. So, here are the pictures from the tour, beginning with leaving Times Square.
|The Flatiron Building - Home of Macmillan & Spiderman's Daily Bugle|
|Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Skyline|
Last tourist bit. Back to work on Monday. That's the Library Journal Day of Dialog at McGraw-Hill, and then dinner at the Yale Club. I'm sure I'll want to talk about that. But, the pictures won't be as attractive.
I hope you enjoyed my tourist visit to New York City.