Well, after just over 24 hours in mid town Manhattan, I can report with some confidence that the images we have been given are more or less accurate. In fact, the only thing that seems to have been misrepresented is just how crowded and manic the whole place is. When we first got off the train at Penn station yesterday afternoon, and made our way to our hotel, it was all pretty overwhelming.
|The view of Times Square from the M+M store. That's right, a whole store dedicated to M+Ms.|
As we walked down the street, I had a great conversation with Katie. "Where do you think their school is?" she asked me. "I bet it's huge. It probably even has an elevator!" And "do they really have a Mayor for just this city? He isn't doing a very good job - this place is a mess!"
|The Manhattan skyline from the Statue of Liberty Ferry. Note the new World Trade building, set to open later this year (the tallest building in the background)|
|The kids are listening to the pre-recorded tour that came with our tickets. It was pretty informative.|
|Lady Liberty. Still looking pretty good.|
|On the way back from the Statue of Liberty, the FDNY put on a show with one of their fire boats.|
|The New York Public Library. No Ghost Busters, though.|
|30 Rock. Am I the only one who watched this show? No one else was taking any pictures.|
|NBC. Looked for Letterman. No luck.|
|Radio City Music Hall. Also no luck spotting a Rockette.|