On the first night after eating in a Pinoy restaurant and settling in the hotel, I looked for a nearby grocery or convenience store. Thank goodness that a block away of the hotel is The Food Emporium. There are so many things I want to try. I hate that I easily get fat.
Smaller than the regular-sized cans
Better-looking “sakto” bottles
Bazooka’s so old skool!
Coconut treat from Ferrero
If we have this here, this would be my lunch often.
Lotsa booze! I wish our grocery has lots of beer to choose from too.
Then pictures from the double-decker bus, Staten Island, and Ellis Island tours.
I wasn’t able to get inside one VS store
Fuller Building (aka Flatiron Building)
I forgot that I saw Jamba Juice in NY too
There’s a reason behind this picture
It’s like there’s a renovation or construction in every block we passed by.
Must be fun to be there when it’s Black Friday.
This is how high we were
New building built beside the WTC site
St. Paul’s Chapel with a small graveyard
Inside the chapel
Left: Donated patches from police, fire, and rescue organizations
Right: Pictures and cards of the heroes and victims of the 9/11 incident
Kinda funny when birds are on top of such statues XD;
This is the plane I tried to take a picture of with the LC-A+ ^^;;;
I was on a boat! XD
Brown water is brown
The Statue of Liberty from afar
Staten Island dock
The Liberty Bike is one of the coolest bikes I’ve ever seen. The bike is made of iron and copper.
New York from Staten Island:
What’s in Ellis Island?
Ellis Island is part of New York and New Jersey. It was an immigrants station for many years. Eventually, it became an Immigrants Museum. Wikipedia has a list of notable immigrants who passed by that station.
All that walking and touring under the hot sun was starting to wear me out, so I headed back to the hotel. Since I took the double-decker bus on the way back (as I mentioned before, you can hop off and hop on those tour buses), there were still stops along the way. Therefore, more sightseeing.
Name that bridge! You’ve not only heard of it, but I’m sure you’ve seen it in movies such as Cloverfield and I Am Legend.
This historical bridge (I hope you’re able to figure out what it is by now) has access not only for vehicles but also for pedestrians.
The “rich” neighborhood
The Waldorf Astoria
Where’s the tourist guide? 😛
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Quality of pictures hereon aren’t that good because my camera’s battery was getting low at that time.
Inside the cathedral is amazing.
Two more before I arrived in the hotel.
After an hour of two of rest, I met up with my (young) grandma and had dinner with her in Little Italy.
We had dinner at Mambo ‘taliano Ristorante & Piano Bar.
I’m not sure, but I think it’s La Bella Ferrara where we had coffee after dinner.
I just found out today that there’s an official website of New York’s Little Italy.
Whew! That’s a lot of photos, don’t you think? I’m not even done. ^^;;; Let’s take a break from New York for now. 😛