NYC Cruise and a Broadway Show

"Lower Manhattan" New York City, 2018
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“Lower Manhattan” New York City, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today was a relatively light activity day, but we still had some great highlights to share. But first, we visited Harlem Shake again, this time for breakfast. I couldn’t resist getting a cheeseburger (breakfast of champions) but Bay ordered a yummy breakfast combo. After that, it was a subway ride downtown to catch a boat cruise.

"Breakfast" Harlem, New York City, 2018
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“Breakfast” Harlem, New York City, 2018

We were originally planning on taking the 1-hour “Lady Liberty” boat tour, but opted to go for the 2+ hour “Sights of New York City” tour from Circle Line Cruises which goes around Manhattan island. The weather was iffy, with storm clouds and rain in the forecast, but we got lucky and there was only one downpour, which we spotted 2 minutes ahead of us so we dipped to the inner part of the observation deck. 🚢

"Best of NYC Boat Tour" New York City, 2018
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“Best of NYC Boat Tour” New York City, 2018

The tour was filled with a ton of interesting information, including the airline water-landing on the Hudson, explanations of the different docks and buildings all along the shores of Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island, etc. The views were amazing from the water… it looked like the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan shot straight out of the water. Very cool. It was also pretty awesome to see the Statue of Liberty. 🗽 I felt a bit of patriotism stirring deep inside me… especially thinking of my own family’s immigration history and the current political climate, which is uncertain and upsetting.

"Statue of Liberty" New York Harbor, 2018
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“Statue of Liberty” New York Harbor, 2018

After the tour (from which I received a little sunburn), we walked to Times Square and had a look around and did a little window shopping and people-watching.

"Signage" Times Square, New York City, 2018
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“Signage” Times Square, New York City, 2018

We ate dinner at Cielo at the Mayfair which was literally right next to our other “event” of the day: The Book of Mormon musical at the Eugene O’Neill Theater. This was the first time for both Bay and I too see a musical, and to see it on Broadway was amazing. The Book of Mormon was hilarious and fun 🤣… and the ticket prices weren’t too expensive since it is an older show. Highly recommended! 👍

"Broadway Show" New York City, 2018
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“Broadway Show” New York City, 2018

After the show, we made our way to the subway station and back to our Airbnb in Harlem. Tomorrow will be another long day (driving up to Ithaca!) so it’s time for some rest. 😴


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