FLEET WEEK and WALL STREET

It was time for “day tripping”…….down to SOHO and Wall Street.

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Graffiti truck…………corner of Crosby street and Houston.

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FIRST STOP……….Balthazar’s Restaurant in SOHO!.  Loud and very noisy. We did not stay!

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Off to the Crosby Street Hotel…. a quiet and civilized spot for lunch.

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Superb burger and a chicken BLT………..with avacado.

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RING RING! Don’t bother to pick it up!…………no one will answer.

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Tea after lunch in the “living room”of the hotel.

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At the bottom of Manhattan…….a clipper ship came sailing in.

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It is FLEET WEEK in NY City……….three of our “finest”………..and cute to boot!

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Cute?  The boots, Yeah. But the skirt is a tad too much???

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National Museum of the American Indian at ONE BOWLING GREEN in lower Manhattan………..and admission is FREE!

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Allegorical statue of the continent of America, carved by Daniel Chester French just outside of the grand entrance to the Alexander Hamilton U.S.Custon House.

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The Rotunda is surrounded by paintings of Reginald Marsh.

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Our friends from Detroit were amazed at the ceiling of the ornate “Collectors Room………….

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The magnificent the oval ceiling was built using the principles of the Spanish engineer Rafael Gustavino. The 140 ton skylight was constructed with our any visible signs of support.

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The Indian Museum is now located in the Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House.

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The first secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

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Murals painted by school children to cover up a construction site.

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What is it???  The roof over the new subway station………the one that was destroyed by the 9/11 terrorist attack.  The memorial and the museum is now open to the public.

 

One response to “FLEET WEEK and WALL STREET

  1. The painting of the ocean liner is the SS Normandie, by the way. Probably the most decadent ocean liner that has ever been. Its main dining room still holds the world record for the largest ever in any ship. 305 feet long and 46 feet wide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Normandie

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