I flew to Teterboro, New Jersey yesterday, taking one of the bosses and his friends/family to the US Open. Teterboro is about half an hour away from downtown New York. I am staying at the Marriott in Secaucus, New Jersey. It's decent enough. There's a bus across the street that takes me directly to Grand Central Station in Manhattan for $5 return. The trip takes 20 minutes and then I'm right in the thick of things.
We go back on Sunday afternoon, so I'm gonna spend some time wandering around Manhattan. Hopefully tropical storm Ernesto won't be a big deal on Sunday. Hopefully.
Here are a few pics. I'm certainly lack Brian's skills (he did the airplane pics featured in yesterday's post) but hopefully you can see some of what I saw.
That's a definite perk to this job - I get to travel to some fairly fun places.
First a crappy video from my camera - yeah I know the resolution sucks. Then some pics, taken at a much higher resolution.
The view from Times Square
The Empire State building. You can take an elevator to the 102nd floor for $16, but it's about a 4-hour wait in line.
When this building was going up, the builders ran out of money and threw a roof on the floor they had just completed. That's why it looks half-finished, 'cause it was.
This building occupies a wedge of land. It's only 6 feet wide at it's most narrow point. In Manhattan, every inch of space is being used for something.
This was across from Ground Zero. There are piles of messages on this fence, looking for lost loved ones. Ground zero itself is just a big hole, but for some reason there are high fences around all of it so it's really hard to see the hole.
And then my batteries died, so that's it. That'll teach me not to bring spares.
I bought some rechargeable batteries for tomorrow.