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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Lots in a Compact Area

Click here.  The World Trade Center Site - May 2005 Click here.  Jay on the Brooklyn Bridge

We started the day by going to the Trade Center Site. Informational signage has just been erected along some of the perimeter fence. The information is useful and inspiring. In the news, the design for the new tower looks great. Still, there's something missing as they're not planning a set. It just seems as though, even symbolically, there should be twin spires.

Next, we rode around on the subway for an hour. On the weekends there are some service changes; we kept ending up in Brooklyn! We were searching for Chinatown around lunchtime as we had previously found a nice, cheap place to eat there.

The second major event was walking the Brooklyn Bridge. (Click the right-hand image above.) One hundred and twenty-two years ago, people paid a penny just for the same privilege. It's been free for the last 95 years though.

Lastly, we took the subway up to 96th Street and walked back through Central Park. What an amazing space in the center of the city!


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