03.05.2011 - 03.05.2011 24 °C
After waking up with fuzzy heads from the Comedy Club, we decided to make our way to the Statue of Liberty. We got the free Staten Island ferry to get the best (and free) views of Lady Liberty. Was surreal to see her and was great to be out on the sea. Instead of hopping back on the ferry we decided to wander around Staten Island and stumbled across a 9/11 memorial. Everywhere you are in the city, there is always 9/11 at the back of your mind and this memorial only showed that.
When we got back to Manhattan we got some lunch and sat out in Battery Park, was lovely sitting out in the sunshine with the views of the Statue of Liberty in front of us. We then hopped on the Brooklyn tour bus to continue to make the most of our hop on hop off bus passes. It was impressive to see how big Brooklyn was on it's own as a borough and saw some great sites including the set of the Cosby Show and some brilliant views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
When we got back we went to Pier 17 and sat out in the sunshine to have a few beers and have a brilliant seafood dinner. We capped off our evening with a stroll back to Times Square to see it in it's prime, by night, and have a slice of the famous New York Cheesecake.
I think the cheesecake has topped us off therefore it's another early night so we can make the most of our last few days in New York.
Louise and Simon xxx