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Bryant Park

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  • Day20

    New York

    January 23 in the United States

    We had a great day today! We woke up when ever we liked for the first time since we have been on the holiday it was so good to sleep in for a bit. We headed down to Tiffany's where we found out we couldn't have breaky because there was a month long waiting list!
    I brought a beautiful pendant to wear at a necklace and also I can clip it onto my bracelet that I got off toby for my 21st.
    We headed to lunch and then back to Tiffany's to pick up the pendant. We also went and visited the NBA store and the Adidas store which is the largest store in the world!
    After our shopping adventures we went to the National History Museum where they filmed night at the museum. We caught the subway back to our hotel and got ready to meet up with our friends for some NY pizza and then ice skating at the Rocker Fella centre, god toby and I were hopeless at it! When we finished ice skating we went up to the top of the Rocker Fella and the view was surreal, we could see the Statue of Liberty through the binoculars as well!
    On the way back to our rooms we called in at Juniors for some desert, where it was supposed to be home to America's best Cheesecake but we still think the Cheesecake Factory takes the cake 😊
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  • Day106

    9/11

    May 17 in the United States

    Am 11. September 2001 flogen der American Airlines Flug 11 und der United Airlines Flug 175, beides Boeing 767-200, um 08.46 resp. 09.03 in den Nord- resp. den Südturm des World Trade Centers in New York. Mehr als 3‘000 Menschen starben an diesem sonnigen New Yorker Morgen.
    Seitdem ist die Welt eine andere.
    Dieses Ereignis hat die amerikanische Nation durchgerüttelt wie kein anderes Ereignis ihrer Geschichte. Entsprechend schwierig und aufwändig ist die Nachbereitung dieser Katastrophe. Mit dem National September 11 Memorial and Museum ist dies aber auf würdige und eindrückliche Art geglückt. Die beiden „Reflecting Pools“, jeweils in Umfang und Ort anstelle der beiden Türme und mit den Namen aller Verstorbenen an der Brüstung eingesäumt, ist sehr eindrücklich. Und wenn man dann die Namen sieht, die mit einer weissen Rose geschmückt sind, berührt einen dies schon sehr. Jeden Tag werden nämlich von der Stiftung, die das Memorial und das Museum betreibt, jene Verstorbenen mit einer Rose bedacht, die Geburtstag haben.
    Das Museum ist gewaltig in jeder Hinsicht. Unmittelbar an den Reflecting Pools mehrere Stockwerke tief in den Boden eingelassen, geht es bis zum Fundament der beiden Türme, dessen abgesägte, in den Fels eingelassenenen Stahlträger noch heute zu sehen sind.
    Unzählige Fundstücke werden ausgestellt, und auch das Schicksal von American Airlines Flug 77, der ins Pentagon geflogen wurde, und was an Bord des United Airlines Fluges 93 geschah, deren Passagiere versuchten, die Hijacker im Cockpit zu überwältigen, bis diese dann das Flugzeug in Pennsylvanua abstürzen liessen, wird minutiös nachgezeichnet. Am tiefsten haben mich dabei zwei Handymitschnitte von Passagieren aus dem Flug UA 93 an ihre Familien berührt, wo sie sich, die Unausweichlichkeit ihres Schicksal ahnend, von ihren Lieben verabschieden.
    Zu den Bildern: 1 Reflection Pool des Südturms, 2 Name mit Geburtstagsrose, 3 & 4 Inneres des Museums mit ursprünglichem Fundament der Türme, 5 Stahlträger der Fassade, wo das eine Flugzeug aufgeprallt ist, 6 zerdrückte Ladder 3 des New York Fire Departments.
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  • Day105

    Macy's

    May 16 in the United States

    Es gilt als das grösste Warenhaus der Welt. Es erstreckt sich über 12 Stockwerke und eine Verkausfläche von 200‘000 Quadratmetern, und es ist das Stammhaus der 728 Filialen in den USA: Macy‘s, eine amerikanische Institution. Gefühlt ist Harrods grösser, und was Harrods im Gegensatz zu Macy‘s hat, sind seine legendären Food Halls. Aber die Kleiderpreise sind für europäische Dimensionen hier unheimlich tief. So kostet hier eine Levi‘s Jeans 501 60 Dollars (!).
    Grund genug für uns, hier richtig einzukaufen. Nicht nur für uns. Eine Bronzetafel am Eingang zeigt, wer sonst noch hier ein- und ausgeht oder ein- und ausgegangen ist. Ich möchte mich hier einer Wertung einzelner Namen enthalten und überlasse dies euch.
    Und abends gab‘s etwas Prominenz. Wir sahen uns Eugene O‘Neills „The Iceman Cometh“ mit Denzel Washington in der Hauptrolle an. Ich habe nach der Vorstellung geduldig mit etwa hundert anderen Personen am Bühnenausgang gewartet. Aber der grosse Star vermied das Bad in der Menge. Immerhin habe ich einen näheren Augenschein von David Morse nehmen können, der die Hauptnebenrolle spielte.
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  • Day19

    NY Tuesday afternoon & evening

    June 27, 2017 in the United States

    On our way to the ferry, we took a detour to see the 9/11 memorial. We also popped into St Paul's Chapel, an Episcopalian church attended by George Washingtom. America's first native born catholic Saint also attended this church - until she converted to Catholicism after a sojourn in Italy. This was lucky for her, given her subsequent sainthood, because the Episcopalians don't canonise people.

    Ferry
    Then on to the ferry for a quick hop to Staten Island. Always the seafaring adventurer, I went up on the Hurricane Deck and also on the viewing deck at the stern. Ahoy!
    We decided to drop the laundrette from the Nostalgia Tour because the return ferry was about to load.
    We got the subway to Chambers Street for the Amish Market. The Cosmopolitan is being painted and the restaurant downstairs is now a Pret.

    Amish Market
    I wish I could say that the Amish market is as unchanged as the Fulton Deli, but, sadly this is not the case. It has a new sign outside with the word "Gourmet" in it. It also sells alcohol, which I don't remember from before and which I am certain the Amish would frown upon. Finally, instead of one till in the pizza section, there is a bank of eight! Apart from that, everything else is exactly the same, including the funny-backed chairs. Amish Comfort is an oxymoron.
    I had discovered that there is a branch of the Amish Market further east along 45th street where our hotel is. That was to be our fall back if we were too early to dine in TriBeCa.
    I had a can of Bronx Brewery IPA which was a bit sweet for my taste and not hoppy enough.

    Macy's and Bryant Park
    MTC headed for Macy's to use the 20% discount card. I am writing this from Bryant Park, trying not to overhear foghorn yanks' conversations.
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  • Day20

    Wednesday Afternoon

    June 28, 2017 in the United States

    We walked through Union Sq. with its statues of Lincoln and Washington. It is trying to be a Bryant Park, but it does not succeed. Onwards to Strand Books which I had carefully located using Google Maps and marking it on our guide book map. It could not be found.....closed down I concluded.
    We turned back and decided to cross to 5th Avenue. MTC Popped into a small barber's shop (the shop and the barber were both small) to ask for directions. The barber came to the door. He pointed, slightly diagonally, across the street. At the big Strand Books sign. Found it! So much for Google Maps.
    We strolled up 5th Avenue. MTC informs me that we passed a lady, well a woman anyway, mid 20s, who was wearing nothing but a thong and an umbrella. And shoes. That was it.
    We visited the Library building at Bryant Park.
    Despite MTC's track record closing down restaurants with the word "Doge" in the name, we dined at Osteria il Doge on 44th street, in the theatre district. Like its Bologna namesake, this one serves tasty food. I will keep an eye out for its imminent demise.
    A stroll to Macy's to suss out a breathable waterproof jacket for MTC. We must have walked miles, inside the shop. Even with discounts of up to 50% plus a further 20% off, there was nothing suitable.
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