Trip Start Mar 13, 2007
16Trip End Mar 25, 2007
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After Breakfast we went back to New York City through the Lincoln Tunnel. The dividing line between New Jersey and New York is in the middle of the tunnel.
We arrived at Battery Park and Mr. Washington got our tickets. We caught the Circle Line Ferry to Liberty Park to see the Statue of Liberty. The Statue was amazing.
We then took the Ferry to Ellis Island for lunch. We were short on time and did not see much of the building.
Back on Manhattan, we met our guide, Bruce Roberts. He told us that New York is a city of 8 million people. Five million more come into work every week day.
We visited Ground Zero where the World Trade Center used to stand
A new monument was open 6 months ago as a memorial to the fallen Fire Fighter.
We pasted by St. Paul's Chapel. It dates back before the Revolutionary War. The pew that George Washington said his prayers is still there. Miraculously, only one piece of glass was broken during the 9/11 disaster. The street that St. Paul's is on used to be the northern boundary of New York City.
We passed through Tribeca. Tribeca stands for TRIangle BElow CAnal (Street). It is home to many movie stars like, Julia Roberts and Robert DeNiro.
We then drove through Chinatown, a bargain district, were over 30 dialects are spoken.
Next, Mr. Roberts introduced Greenwich Village. It is home to many teaching hospitals like New York University Medical Center and Beth Israel Hospital.
We also learned about Herald Square, the Fashion District, The Tribeca Movie Festival, Bryant Park and Central Park.
Finally, we headed back to Clarke, New Jersey where most of us had dinner at Tarantelle's Restaurante
Justin Kam - Reporting
As the pictures show, some of us were a little tired. Also, it was a cold day ... with the wind chill, it was about 10-20F. The Ferry rides were especially brisk. We see a lot of Downtown Manhattan. Sean and I had some really wicked Pizza for dinner.
Tommorrow will be Midtown Manhattan before leaving for Philadelphia.