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Richmond County

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  • Day18


    September 6, 2016 in the United States

    Postcards on Staten island is one of the most poignant places I've ever been, from a distance it looks like a nice looking statute, it is not surrounded by information points or security or anything really to tell you what it is. No signs to tell you to treat the place with respect or remove your hat (although something inside made me feel I should).

    When you step between the two large wings you find 274 marble plaques, with 274 names, 274 dates of birth and 274 job titles. Each plaque has a silhouette looking straight out across the water towards the city, the centre line of postcards points straight to ground zero where in one single act of hatred 274 people's lives were extinguished.

    I took the time to read every name on the two large "postcards to loved ones", and I shed some tears but that's nothing compared to what people must feel every day who lost someone that horrendous day. I cannot and hopefully will not ever be able to comprehend that pain.

    On my last full day in New York, I have to say, I'm not the city's biggest fan...but in a similar way to London on 7/7 these amazing people have pulled back together, memorialized, never forgotten and stood together you say, you will not change us. And that is something that demands respect.
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  • Day15

    NY Central 5th Ave

    December 20, 2016 in the United States

    Today was just a stroll day to check out stores on 5th Ave and Madison for the girls so we headed towards manhattan Central and if course came across Trump Tower, lol, just had to get a snap. The girls stayed in stores a lot due to the cold so I headed over to Central Park on my own.

  • Day15

    Pier 76 Pizza Bar -Staten Island

    December 20, 2016 in the United States

    The crews tip off was incredible. This great little Italian Bar and a Pizza Joint for true New York style pizzas. Not a lot of topping, but flavours just blew your taste buds. I went through some locally brewed beers whilst the girls experimented with some local beveridge combinations.
    Spent a bit but the barman was tremendous, threw in some freebies, and closed the night out with some weird shots type drinks.
    Ok, now to make our way back home.
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  • Day15

    NY Central Park

    December 20, 2016 in the United States

    The girls eventually caught up to me in the Park, but unfortunately the cold was pretty severe at -6 and a wind chill of -11, so a fast stroll and then off to find some warm cafe for a late lunch.
    Seeing the crazies putting up with the cold and skating at the rink was something to see. You come to NY at xmas these are the things you expect to do.Read more

  • Day15

    Staten Island Ferry

    December 20, 2016 in the United States

    What to do after the late lunch was the next concern. Too cold for the lady with the lamp and the queues were massive so instead we decide to head over to Staten Island and get some shots from the ferry along the way.
    Got some good tips from one of the ferry crew and marched into Staten Island for some dinner.Read more

  • Apr16

    Staten Island Ferry

    April 16, 2017 in the United States

    Der beste Platz für die beste Sicht. Die Überfahrt ist gratis, deshalb auch so viele Leute. Das Ziel der meisten, ist die Sicht auf die Miss Liberty. Eigentlich ist es ein Pendlerschiff, dass von Touristen überströmt wird. Vor dem Pier versuchen Animatoren Tickets für die Insel der Frau an die Leute zu bringen.... Nun gut, wir standen ziemlich am Ende der Menschenmasse und hatten am Schluss die besten Plätze - wie kommt das?

    Wir wissen es eigentlich selber nicht genau. Treppe hoch, 180 Grad gedreht und durch die Türe nach draussen (sah so nach employees only aus, wars aber nicht) und auf der Rückfahrt war diese Türe geschlossen. Wir waren die ersten dort und dafür über das ganze Schiff gerannt (gehumpelt). Der Blick auf Manhattan ist aber unbezahlbar - und das gratis.
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  • Day8

    Staten Island

    May 17, 2017 in the United States

    Nachdem wir es geschafft hatten, uns unseren NewYork-3Tages-Pass per App zu besorgen, durften wir die zugehörige Bestätigung dann noch in einem Staples-Laden umständlich ausdrucken und per Papierform den Voucher einlösen. Sowas von umständlich, aber nun ja. Der Papierkram erinnerte irgendwie ganz kurz an daheim, aber wirklich nur ganz kurz. Der Pass gilt ab morgen für 90 Sehenswürdigkeiten. Unmöglich, die alle zu schaffen, aber wir haben uns einige rausgepickt. Also Power-Sightseeing dann👍🏼

    Zunächst ging es anschließend dann erstmal kostenlos per Fähre nach Staten Island. Vorbei an Lady Liberty und mit mords Gedränge und Foto-Geknipse der gefühlten dutzenden bereits früher schon erwähnten Touristenkollegen aus Fernost schipperten wir gemütlich durch die Bucht und zurück. Die Skylinekulisse hat schon was.
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  • Day5

    Stunde 111: Staten Island

    February 21, 2018 in the United States

    Das Sommerwetter hat die Vorhersage übertroffen! 24 Grad! Perfekt für eine „Mini-Cruise“, also eine Überfahrt mit der Fähre nach Staten Island.
    Dort waren wir am Denkmal für 9/11 und am Stadion der New York Yankees.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Richmond County, סטטן איילנד, スタテン島, Статен-Айленд, 史泰登岛

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