On Sunday we motored through Hell’s Gate with the current and had great views of Manhattan in a low cloud cover. It was spectacular. We were scrutinizing the Staten Island ferry schedule in 2017 for a moment without rain to enjoy it, with no avail. From there we motored past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, getting as close as we were allowed with a boat.
Other sights we saw this week were the Public Library (spectacular building), Rockefeller Center (took a tour highlighting all the modern art), Times Square, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Empire State Building, Apollo Theatre (very classy), Central Park (saw a marionette show), the Guggenheim, Museum of Art (the collection was way beyond what I expected in size and variety), the upper west side, Battery Park, the Stock Exchange, Ground Zero, and Coney Island (we rode a ferris wheel where the cars move on a track as the wheel is moving around – hard to explain but very cool).
The one thing that would have been great if I had the time would be to see amateur night at the Apollo theatre, an opera at the Lincoln Center, or a music event at Carnegie Hall. Maybe next time!
The variety of food in New York is a bit over whelming. Some of the places I ate at were Grey’s Papaya, Katz’s Deli, Zabar’s, Ferrara’s (Italian deserts where i had my first cannoli and gelato – I am a fan of both now!!!), and the many, many street vendors.
A new gentleman, by the name of Lennie, joined the boat on Thursday night and we motor-sailed to Barnegat Inlet on the New Jersey coast and then to Atlantic City on Friday and Saturday. I played craps on Saturday night at Trump’s Taj Mahal and lost $60. What fun!!!