Now that we are slightly settled and I am not spending my days walking around the Villages looking for an apartment, I have decided that hence forth will be Tourist Tuesday – one day a week where I actually go and do something touristy. Although we just got here, I don’t want to get to the end of our time in NYC and realise that there is a whole list of things I haven’t done.
This Tuesday I caught the Staten Island Ferry to Staten Island. It was a beautiful autumn day to get out and enjoy the sunshine. The actual ferry ride is great. It is free (big bonus to me since I’m not working at the moment) and provides fantastic views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty (which is deceptively small). Over on Staten Island I visited the Staten Island Museum (I wouldn’t really recommend it to anyone visiting but I did save myself the $3 entry fee by going between midday and 2pm on Tuesday’s when admission is free), walked over and checked out the memorial they have for 9/11 and also the Staten Island Yankees Stadium.
Here are my favourite some snaps of the day.