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NYC Trip pictures - sorry dial-up people...

Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:06 PM by Toner
Updated 06-30-2009 at 08:25 PM by Toner
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Here's a few of the pictures from our week-long trip to NYC. As one guide said - if you had a million dollars and a year, you might see the most of it.

We took a cab in from NJ to Manhattan island - Manhattan itself has about the same population as my home town (~1 million) but we're not packed into a 2x13 mile area.



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    We have quite a bit of parkland at home but, again, ours is not basically packed into main one area.



    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:07 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    NYC High Fashion

    Our usual mode of transport - hop off when you want to explore and then hop back on when you want to move on to the next site.
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:08 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Of course, it's not as much fun when there's a little rain...
    Our cell phones died from the humidity but luckily came back to life after a couple days...
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:10 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    I had won tickets to the Letterman show. We happened to be at the taping where he got into trouble for his Sarah Palin jokes.

    The guests were Howard Stern, Bruce Willis and musical guest Mos Def. Two out of three weren't bad...



    Our 0.15 seconds of fame...

    It was a fun experience. You're told to be enthuastic and do lots of laughing/clapping as your participation makes the show better. Your hands get tired from the clapping. They have a warm-up comedian, then play a classic clip of Dave working a Taco Bell drive-thru, then have the band introduced and start playing before they jump into the show.
    The show is only taped Monday-Thursday so there were two tapings the first day. Our taping went from ~5:00-6:00pm and played that same Monday evening. Basically what you see on the show is what goes on during the taping, except that the band plays through what would be the commercial breaks and Dave also has stage crew come up and talk to him.
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:11 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Saw the Empire State building, but it was so overcast there was no sense to go up to the top.



    Brooklyn Bridge

    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:12 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    M&M Store in Times Square



    NY Post Office - 2nd biggest in the US.
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:12 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Picked myself up a watch in Chinatown. Had to follow the guy a few blocks - I suspected it might be a bit shady deal as he didn't want police around.

    I actually started getting a bit nervous as he kept calling someone on his cell phone. Eventually we came up to a lady who asked if I wanted mens or ladies watches. I said "mens" and she called a third person using a phone in her hoodie, and then a third guy walked up and slipped her a handful of Rolex watches.

    She wanted $55, I offerred $20 and we settled for $30. It seems to keep good time and "Rolex" is actually spelled correctly so I'm happy with it.
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:13 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Shopping at FAO Schwarz...

    Cough! Didn't buy one as delivery/setup wasn't included...
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:14 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Rockefeller Plaza - this is an ice rink in the winter.


    Lots of police everywhere...

    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:14 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Toys-R-Us in Times Square. The dinosaur moves...



    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:15 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Some night time shots.


    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:16 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    6th avenue becomes a pedestrian mall on Sundays


    people don't know this?
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:17 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Museum of Natural History - probably could have used another week here.

    The whole herd of elephants couldn't fit in the shot...
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:18 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Damn liberals - can't carry a gun so you're at the mercy of wildlife...


    Damn liberals - I know people didn't like Bush but grafitti is just wrong...
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:18 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    We took a three-hour cruise around the island. Luckily the ship wasn't the SS Minnow.
    Actually, we were told the ship was one of the ones that came to the rescue for the Hudson River plane landing.



    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:19 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    The Intrepid aircraft carrier museum. It served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam & also recovered NASA astronauts.



    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:19 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Below in the hanger deck


    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:19 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    The World Trade Centre site - very somber. The site it just a big pit at the moment with a 15 foot wall around it preventing you from seeing inside it.


    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:20 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Arm patches from support volunteers who came from around the world.

    Posted 06-30-2009 at 08:21 PM by Toner Toner is offline
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    Great pix, Toner. I haven't been to NYC in years. Still looks pretty much the same.
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 11:32 PM by flourbug flourbug is offline
 

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