Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram
It is also very sweet, but it is not that fantastic. Peaceful and not expensive at all, just the cost of a subway ride. The island itself is tiny! And was covered in snow, so we really just got off, walked around a bit and got back on.
Views of the crossing, bottom photo- Roosevelt Island on right, Manhattan on left
It was a short walk from the tram to Central Park. And we realised we were almost there when we were at FAO Schwartz the day before! Actually, we were just across the street! But had no idea at the time, and probably did not have the energy to even cross the street at that point in the day!
We made it to Central Park!
Central Park didn't look so snowy from here
Yesterday, all the flags were down probably due to the weather, but today - the skating rink had all flags up! Even with the residue of all the snow, it was totally business as usual all over NYC...
The main goal for Alan, today, was to walk across Brooklyn Bridge.....remember? We tried that a few days ago and I had to bail due to being too tired. This time? I was even more tired. I even managed to grab a quick hot chocolate at Starbuck's in the hope I could convince Alan to go ahead without me! No such luck.
Don't get me wrong, this is an easy walk and well worth doing, I was just really, really tired. However, I am delighted I did this and even more grateful we took the subway back to the hotel!
Alan looking forward to this walk!
View of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge
|Abandoned cars in DUMBO|
What is DUMBO?
|this was our daily view of the Empire State Building, always different lights and looks|
|My view on arriving at the top!|
|A few minutes later|
I don't think any normal couple "does" touring the way we do. It is exhausting and sometimes not very fun, But the memories and experiences are priceless and well worth the effort.