New York, USA

After Canada, I flew down to start my East Coast USA trip in New York. There is probably not a lot I can say about New York that has not already been said. With so much to see and do around the famous city, I spent a full week here. One of my aims, whilst in USA was to watch some American sports. I started with a trip to Citi Field to see the New York Mets baseball team play. I went twice on Thursday night and Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed the general entertainment, so many food and drink options and of course the baseball.

A relatively recent addition of things to do in New York is the High Line. It is an elevated park made from an old railway line spur that runs across the Meatpacking District towards Hudson Yards. Great to stroll along on a sunny day.

Perhaps a slightly lesser known tourist attraction is the Roosevelt Island Tramway. It runs all day and only takes 10 minutes to cross from the Upper East side of Manhattan to Roosevelt Island. The great thing is it is not expensive, as you can simply use your New York City MetroCard, costing the same as a train fare.

Over the course of the week, I visited most of the famous tourist attractions, including this shot here; of a very busy as always; Times Square.

For me I was excited to visit Grand Central Station, as I am particular fan of train travel, and it did impress the size and scale of this great railway station.

Good to do on a clear day is the Staten Island Ferry, to enjoy the views passing by the Statue of Liberty, over to Staten Island. Then return on the ferry for the good views back to Manhattan.

There are a number of different skyscrapers to visit to see over the city, including the Empire State building and the Rockefeller Centre. More recently the Edge has opened, but I chose to visit the One World Observatory at One World Trade Center. One world Observatory often has good deals for tickets online, making it much cheaper than the other skyscrapers. I visited at dusk to capture the changing light conditions, as the sun sets and lights come on across the city.

So here is my last shot of New York, the nightscape view from One World Trade Center.

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