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    We Non-Cycle in New York City.

    I sort of keep a mental list of "Things to do someday." Included are things like "Meet Elvis", "Learn a new language" and so on.

    After a really great thanksgiving dinner in Philly we took the opportunity to cross a couple more off my list; "Ride a train" and "Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge".

    Of course I brought my camera along....

    We spent some time in the nicely restored Philadelphia train station (waiting for the train). There were some great statues and such in the place, I got so busy enjoying the building that I nearly missed the train.
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    The train ride was nice enough-it sure made getting into the city easy. The ride ended in Penn Station where we headed outside to catch a cab to Brooklyn.

    Oh did we ever have a crazy cab ride. Everything you have ever been told about NY cabbies was true for this trip. Gunning the engine at every chance, blowing the horn, switching lanes even when there was no opening and the non-stop chatter.

    It was great.

    I'm sure part of it was a smart cabbie playing to the tourists. After a quick ride to the Brooklyn end of the bridge glad to be alive we staggered out of the cab and tipped the driver really well.

    Now all we had was the entire day in front of us to explore the city and see what we could see.
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    I've always wanted to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge so we did.

    Now I want to do it again.
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    alas, pretty much right at the end of the Brooklyn Bridge is a great big hole in the ground.

    Then there is Wall Street.
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    Battery Park
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    some midtown scenes
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    New York is a vertical town.
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    home ...er....sweet....home....
    nice pics, love to see NYC (even though i live here)
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    Nice pics. really enjoyed them.

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    Nice pics...hope 2 go there someday

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    WWII Memorial at 30th Street Station

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    I got a zillion pix to post. I'll fill in with some text later.

    The WWII memorial at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station is one of my favorite monuments. Thanks for the pic.
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    I got some very similar shots when I did a ride in NYC. I think we were standing on the same square of concrete for the WTC photo.

    You've got to bring the bikes some time. I had a blast and will never forget it.
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    Kudos to MB1 -- and biknben -- on the shots. They have me singing...

    New York, New York, a helluva town.
    The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down.
    The people ride in a hole in the groun'.
    New York, New York, it's a helluva town!!
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