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02:15 pm: Hello. I am in New York. Got in last night then made way to hotel. Is very nice hotel, 791_43 chose well. I am suffering a bit from the tired, though. By the time I got to bed it was midnight EDT, and I am not sure if I really slept. This morning I went to Staten Island and back. A lot of people do this apparently: enough that there is a multimedia presentation at the ferry terminal explaining why you shouldn't just hop on the return ferry... On the ferry back I met someone who knew someone from Cotesbach... (!)

After this I wandered around the financial district a bit. The financial district is actually surprisingly tiny: I wonder if it or the City of London are geographically larger. Interesting to see how the grid system more or less just vanishes in downtown, it being the eldest settled area.

After this I made my way back to the hotel, where I have bought wifi access and am going to rest for a bit before heading out again somewhere. Maybe Central Park.

Tomorrow I am meeting 791_43 at Penn station, who will have travelled 30 hour on a train...



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Date:April 12th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
hey! Welcome! ;-)

I think the Financial District might actually be smaller than the City of London. All of Manhattan is only 22 square miles.
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Date:April 12th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)

So that makes Manhattan equal to the area of the City and the boroughs of Westminster, Camden and Islington. And yet 2miles wide.
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Date:April 12th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
We'll be in NYC on Tuesday... but sadly only for two hours while we change flights. We're currently a few hundred miles further south, in Fairfax, VA.

Enjoy your trip. The weather seems quite nice at the moment, and certainly better than what is predicted for the UK for the next few days!
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Date:April 13th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Well tomorrow certainly looks like a good day for the park - sunny but not too warm (high of 57F/14C). As it's clear it would be a good day to go up the ESB.
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