The Big Apple
Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
105Trip End Sep 04, 2013
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Where I stayed
140th Street Jamaica, New York
Weather is still good, no snow but needing our winter coats and benies. Went into Times Square tonight, was crazy, wall to wall people. We are so used to being two of a few, no crowds we felt swamped. We are about an hour from Times Square, a bus and train ride
We have stayed in so many black neighbourhoods now we are even shaking hands as they do with so much hip, LOL!!!!
We met a lovely young african american man walking home tonight. We must have stuck out like sore thumbs. He obviously wanted money to buy grog, but when he heard our accent he was just so intrigued. Had no idea where Australia was but just blown away by our accent. He was pretty battered from a recent fight but so friendly to us and just wanted to talk. We gave him the coins we had and he was happy. I told him to go back to school and get his education and things would change for him. He gave me such a sincere handshake. I felt like giving him a hug.
24/12: We have seen NY from top to bottom. Visited the 5 buroughs, saw all the sites. Walked our feet off and got lost many times. Christmas shopping at Macy's, dinner in Little Italy. Crambed as much into 4 days a one posibly could and still not enough in this huge city.
Last night we spent the evening at the famous Smith's bar where John Lennon ate regularly, he apparently loved their hamburgers
Last night we spent the evening in the famous Smiths Bar near Times Square . John Lennon frequented this bar because of the hamburgers he loved. We met Brian and Jason, two young guys who were pilots. They were so friendly and we had a few laughts with them