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New York

Day 2

overcast 17 °C

Day 2 started off with the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, so after a HUGE breakfast, we changed our plans and headed straight for Ground Zero. What a place, and what a day to be there. We first went to the World Financial Center, where you can get a good view of the entire 63 acre site. The mood here was sombre and you could really feel the atmosphere. After this we headed to the opposite side of the site, which was absolutely engulfed with people! Many TV news crews lined the streets, flanked by locals, tourists, police officers and firefighters. Such an amazing sight. We walked past every TV camera in the hope of getting on the news, so keep an eye out!!!

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After Ground Zero, we hopped on our bus tour, and did the uptown loop, which included upper east and west, and Harlem. This was good to see, but not as exciting as the downtown one. The best bit was Harlem, where we saw the sites that many famous black people did a lot of good work, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Satchmo and Martin Luther King.

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Our busy day continued with a knee-trembling trip to the top of the Rockefeller Center. 67 floors high, for some of the best views of New York, and beyond. From here, you could realy get a sense of how big the city was, both long, and high!

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We finished off the day by heading to a famous comedy club, called The Comic Strip. 10 comedians played, and were all really funny. The stand outs were the co-writer of The Chappelle Show, and also Chris Rock's cousin! I have photos with both!!!!!

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Lots more planned for the week, so keep checking back!!

Love Simon and Louise xx

Posted by SimonLouise 07:00 Archived in USA Tagged new_york

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sounds like you had a great day.didn't see you on the news (yet!!) keep posting the pics

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