Sunday, August 7, 2011

New York Trip August 2011

Ellis Island from the Helicpoter ride we took this past Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 

Central Park

Governors Island at the interception of the East and Hudson Rivers

The Hudson River with NJ on right NYC on the left.

Approaching Manhattan Heliport

Wend after her very first flight on a helicopter

Port on NJ banks of Hudson River

Approaching Manhattan Heliport

The George Washington Bridge

The NYY new stadium

Wend on the Brooklyn Bridge with WTC1 to the left under construction and the Beekman Tower, 8 Spruce Street completed February this year which is a residential building with a school located on the lower portion. (876' tall)

The Intrepid (CV-11) with a BA Concord onboard.

Wend on the Brooklyn Bridge with Wall Street behind.

The Statue of Liberty from the Helicopter

Wend and I on the Brooklyn Bridge

Wend on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Downtown Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge - Empire and Chrysler Buidings can be seen in the distance.

Me on a NYC Tour Bus - throughly recommended.

A Porsche 968 in Grenwich Village being off-loaded.  First one I have seen which replaced the 944 using parst from the 924, 944 and 928 - only made between 1992 and '95 with only 2,248 cabriolets coming to the US.

Wend preparing for her first trip on a helicopter

Final checks prior to take off.

Self portrait prior to take off.

We're off after this one.

The Apollo, Harlem from the recommended double decker open top bus tour.

Times Square from the bus

Another shot of Times Square

Wend on the bus with the Empire State Building sticking out of the top of her head.

Wend's favorite building in NYC the Flatiron.
The recently completed Beekman Tower on Spruce Street - at 876'.
A lamp adjacent to one of the tour bus stops that has numerous coins stuck to it using bubblegum!
MSG, the Empire State and the Chrysler Building from above the Hudson River.
The Empire State looking from 1st Ave.
Leaving Manhattan Heliport.
Central Park in the distance as we fly North above the Hudson River.
Turning towards the Heliport after a 20 minute flight over NYC.

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