My relationship with the city of New York is one of love and hate. I love the sightseeing, the restaurants, the diversity of the people, and many other things. On the other hand, I hate the traffic since I work there and have to cross the GW Bridge every day from New Jersey. I also hate the lack of parking, the toll prices, and things like that.
I had visitors from the Dominican Republic, so I invited them to come with me to visit some sights that are must-sees on a trip to New York. Our first stop was the 9/11 Memorial and the World Trade Center. After that, we went to Trinity Church, which is right in front of the World Trade Center. Trinity Church was used as an improvised hospital in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in 2001. We went on to Battery Park to take a boat to Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty is. I have to say that the line at Battery Park to pass security and get on the boat was massive. We spent an hour under the burning sun.When we got to Liberty Island, we spent a couple of hours walking around and admiring the beauty of the Statue of Liberty. Because it was getting late, we decided not to stop at Ellis Island.
After we got off the boat at Battery Park, I managed to convince my visitors to walk by the Stock Exchange and some other sights. I could have shown them more of New York, but they were concerned about getting late to a family reunion.
Here are some pictures.