S: My Trip to NYC
FC: New York City: From a New Yorker's Point of View By: Keri Willis Herricks TEAM
1: You may have heard that there is nothing in NYC that's free but that's not true...this is the one mode of transportation that is free...the Staten Island Ferry!
2: Here is one mode of transportation that is far from free! Since congestion has gotten so bad in NYC, some people are opting to travel by helecoptor. There are also tours that run by helecoptors. An 8 minute flight around the Statue of Liberty would cost you over $100. (You'd see the same statue on the free ferry!) | Here is one mode of transportation that is far from free! Since congestion has gotten so bad in NYC, some people are opting to travel by helecoptor. There are also tours that run by helecoptors. An 8 minute flight around the Statue of Liberty would cost you over $100. (You'd see the same statue on the free ferry!)
3: This is the First National City Bank of New York. New York City is considered a financial center of the world.
4: This building is the Museum of Jewish Heritage. It's located in Battery Park City. It's a living memorial to the Holocaust.
5: If you would like more information about the museum and what they have done, or would like to see their galleries their website is: http://www.mjhnyc.org/index.htm
6: Times | Square
7: In the heart of the city that never sleeps is Times Square. Here you can find everything...from restaurants, to toy stores, to candy stores. | On New Year's Eve, when the ball drops, it is dropped in Time's Square. The building in the picture to the left with all the advertisements is completely empty. It's just used for advertisements and the dropping of the ball.
8: If you have the opportunity to go to New York City, you must go to a play. Seeing a play on Broadway is like nothing else. When I was there I saw Hairspray. There are tons of shows that are on Broadway at any given time. If you can't see the Broadway show, you could also watch the movie version.
9: The Statue of Liberty
10: In 1886 the peole of France gave the United States of America a gift. They gave us the Statue of Liberty. Her proper title is Liberty Enlighting the World. She currently stands on Liberty Island, in New York Harbor, welcoming visitors and immigrants.
11: The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886 to commemorate the centennial signing of the Declaration of Independence.
12: Ellis Island
13: Even though traditionally The Statue of Liberty is where immigrants are welcomed, it is here at Ellis Island that they really went.
14: The NYC WaterFalls
15: New York City Waterfalls was an art project created by German artist Olafur Eliasson, in collaboration with the Public Art Fund. When completed it consisting of four man-made waterfalls placed around New York City along the East River.
16: The project ran from the end of June 2008 through the middle of October 2008. | They ran from 7am until 10pm. After dark, they used lights illuminate the falls.
17: It recieved mixed reviews from New Yorkers. Many thought the waterfalls were cheap looking for the $15.5 million price tag.