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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

New York - 10 days from April 15th to 25th/2016.....

On Tuesday, after breakfast, we walked to Times Square to the store BB Kings Blues Club and Grill (6 blocks)and picked up our tickets for the New York Pass, booked through Viator ($250), including the Hop On/Hop Off Bus.   The clerk told us the bus tickets were only good for two days, and we could buy an extra 3-day pass for $25.   We bought them, and then walked to the GAP store to wait for the Uptown bus as we were going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   We waited for 20 minutes - there are attendants to help you, keep you in line, and to sell you a ticket if you have not already bought.
Took the bus for over an hour and but did see lots, including Harlem. You put on headphones and the tour guide point out major spots. Interesting tour….

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can pick what interests you – so much to see. We used the New York Pass - regular price was $25. We were going to have lunch there, but were running a little late, so decided to wait. When you are leaving, there are lots of people sitting on the front steps – just like in the movies. The bus stop was not marked, but fortunately, the bus waits for a while. 


Took the Hop On/Off bus back to Times Square and walked back to the hotel for rest - had lunch at the Red Flame Diner – ice cream sundae.

At 5 pm, went to the ball game – New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics ($120 plus tax).   We walked down to Grand Central Station (3 blocks) and took the subway right to the game.  We decided to eat at the game – I had a Nathan hamburger and coke ($12).   The Hard Rock Cafe is overlooking the field, if you would like to eat inside.   Lots of empty seats so sat in front row on the second deck – excellent view – and you have a foot rest.   Met lots of nice people – game went to 11 innings and a loss for Yankees.
After the game, you simply follow along because everyone is going to the subway. We got off at Grand Central Station, walked to the Red Flame Diner, had chicken noodle soup and half a corned beef sandwich, and walked back to the hotel. A very interesting day in New York....

 Photos belong to Phil Bianco

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