DURING our stay in Washington DC, I only visited New York city once, even though it was only a 4-hour drive from DC. NY and DC were such contrasting cities! A good friend took us around on one of the days, and I ventured out on my own while hubby attended to his work.
(L-R) At the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, NY city, with then-little Hadhira; and statue of Shakespeare in Central Park, NY which was erected by citizens of New York on 23 April 1864, the 300th anniversary of his birth. (6 Nov 1999)
Autumn in Central Park, NY (6 Nov 1999)
Out on my own, I stumbled upon the filming of two movies within the same day… “Little Nicky”, a 2000 movie, starring Adam Sandler, Manhattan, New York. (6 Nov 1999)
The filming of “Loser”, also a 2000 movie starring Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari, filmed in Bryant Park, Manhattan, New York.
Around town with hubby on 8 Nov 1999… (L-R) and with the 3,200kg bronze bull that mysteriously appeared on Wall Street one day in 1989, often called the “Charging Bull”, investors pat his nose for luck; at the NBC TV station.
(L) At South Street Seaport, a historic area which has some of the city’s oldest architecture, as well as a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge in the background; (R) Hopped onto the free Staten Island Ferry ride for a great view of New York harbour from the sea that brings passengers a little closer to the Statue of Liberty – America’s Symbol of Freedom – built in 1886 as a gift from the people of France. (8 Nov 1999)
From sea to sky… looking down at NY city from the Empire State Building,
Spectacular views of NY city taken from the ferry ride (top) and from the Empire State Building (bottom) when the Twin Towers were still standing! Barely two years later, they were destroyed in terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.