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Red Hook

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  • Day1363

    USA Tour - New York City, New York

    December 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Woke up this morning feeling like an old man Hahahahaha I was shattered and my legs ached. However this was my last day in NYC so I wasn’t going to waste it! Shaun, Emma, Kev, Ted and Juliet all said I had to do the walk over the Brooklyn bridge into Manhattan. All I can say is awesome. It’s basically every photo or movie you’ve seen - that’s the view. I didn’t care it was cold. It was awesome.

    I went back on the ferry to Staten Island today so I could get some photos of the Statue of Liberty and the view of Manhattan. Staten Island is shit there’s not much there but it’s worth a walk around like.

    I met up with a loooong time friend today - we’ve known each other for around 20 years! So Carla messaged me on Instagram letting me know she was in NYC for the night. So we arranged to meet up for a beer or two.... turned into about 50.

    We met up around 5pm and we went for some food. She recommended this place called ‘Ellen’s stardust diner’ it’s supposed to be famous but I’d Never heard it Hahahahaha. The queue to this place was around for block so we waited inline for around 35 minutes before a table became available.

    I’ll be honest I wasn’t a fan of it - but I liked the concept. All the waiters and waitresses sing and dance on tables etc, but they weren’t that good Hahahahaha. The food was alright though. Anyway we’re sitting there taking the piss out the place and a guy turns up behind me with a camera and a microphone asking me can he interview me about our experience at the restaurant..... fuck me nearly died. Carla is crying laughing whilst I’m there lying to this guy about how amazing this place was.... never felt more awkward in my life. We left not long after, crying laughing

    After there we went to the Rockefeller tree and then watched the light show at Saks. We then went the Christmas markets on Bryant park and got a beer, but it was freezing so we only stayed for the one then I took her to Carraghers Bar as she didn’t know it was there! We was in there from about 8pm to 1am just drinking and catching up which was cool - Carla got smashed was hilarious. I walked Carla back to her hotel by Times Square which was about 15 blocks away and she kept stopping and dancing and humming in the street. A walk which should of taken maybe 20 mins ended up taking closer to 1 hour. I dropped Carla off at the hotel and went to get the subway back to Brooklyn. Every train was cancelled after I had been waiting there for an hour I decided to just get an Uber back. Fuming. But over all a brilliant day!
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  • Day143

    New York from the Hudson!

    November 7, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Early starry up to the Top of the Rock- Rockefeller Centre, on the way to the ferry we visited the Navy Museum on went on board the aircraft carrier Intrepid. I've never been on anything like this before- absolutely huge! Also has the space shuttle Enterprise, then over to the Ferry- first stop Battery Park. We spent some time at the 9/11 Memorial then back on the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. It's overcast and freezing cold today.Read more

  • Day3

    Lazy Day @Staten Island Ferry

    May 15, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Die 20 minütigen Überfahrt nach Staten Island bietet einige besondere Ausblicke. Ganz Manhattan liegt auf einmal vor uns und wir erkennen die gewaltige Größe der Stadt, deren Hochhäuser bis an den Horizont reichen.

    Demgegenüber erscheint die fast 93 m hohe und 1886 eingeweihte Freiheitsstatue zunächst etwas klein. Nichtsdestotrotz beeindruckt sie wahnsinnig, weil sie wie keine andere Statue das Symbol für Freiheit in den Vereinigten Staaten ist. Die Franzosen schenkten sie den Amerikaner zum 100. Jahrestag der Unabhängigkeitserklärung (leider um 10 Jahre verspätet).

    Auf Staten Island haben wir uns nicht an den Rat gehalten sofort zurückzufahren, sondern haben auf dem Weg zur Flagship Brewery die
    DaddyO's BBQ and Sports Bar gefunden. Super leckeres Essen und eine unglaubliche Auswahl an leckeren und Craft Bieren haben uns dort überrascht.

    Mit gesättigtem Magen ging es zurück nach Manhattan. Zum Glück, denn dadurch konnten wir dann nicht so leicht weg fliegen bei dem kräftigen Wind auf See. ^^
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