New York City – Part One

We spent four days in New York City and had an amazing, busy time.  We stayed outside the city in New Jersey at another Airbnb place, but had the whole apartment to ourselves. I have been to New York multiple times as we lived close to the city for six months when my family lived in the States, but this was Reuben’s first time in the city.


Memorial from the World Trade Center – in Battery Park


On our first day we took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park. We also stopped at Ellis Island, where many of the USA’s immigrants were processed. We did audio tours in both places and admired the great city views.


Lady Liberty


Ellis Island arrival hall


In the afternoon we walked down the famous Wall Street, and made our way to South Street Seaport.  We walked from there over the Brooklyn Bridge,  enjoying the great views of the city along the way.


Street performance


NY Stock Exchange


South Street Seaport


Brooklyn Bridge


On our second day in town we went to Times Square and Grand Central station. At Grand Central Station they had a promotion for the premiere of  the fabulous show Homeland where we tried to beat a lie detector.  We failed miserably!


Karen being lie detected


Reuben with his failed test
Can you find us on the big screen at Times Square?


Times Square


We had dinner with Reuben’s cousin Hannah (yes, the same one we saw in Vancouver – she has been travelling a similar route to us and it was great to catch up again).


With Hannah in Times Square


Jumping in Times Square


Eating Magnolia Cupcakes


We then went to see the show “Spiderman – Turn off the Dark” which was incredible.  The music was good but what really set it apart was the stunts – both Spiderman and the Green Goblin flew out over the audience, even landing on the balcony.


Outside the theatre


Flying over the audience – can you spot us?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jo says:

    It’s like Where’s Wally? And I think I found you. Looks amazing.


  2. Kate says:

    Me: Is that Karen shrieking with excitement over being on the big screen and Reuben being totally oblivious? *enlarges photo* Yes. Yes it is 😀

    P.S. You guys obviously need to practice lying more!


  3. hayley says:

    You guys are pretty obvious in the photo! 🙂
    What did you try to lie about?


  4. Julie Bunnell says:

    Oh, New York! You know, I’ve never walked over the Brooklyn Bridge … is that a good enough reason to return? I’m so nostalgic for NYC after reading your blog.


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