31 May 2005

Welcome to New York

After foolishly relying on my GPS thingy, rather than the wiser counsel of the family we were visiting, this was our first view of the entrance to New York - the Holland Tunnel. We paid $6 for the privilege of having a first hand glance at graffiti covered damaged buildings, trash strewn streets, lots of traffic and many wrong turns. The buildings tended to hinder the satellite reception, too! Apparently the state of the streets and buildings is better than it used to be!
At least we were able to experience New York city without too much pain. But then we came to the part of Long Island where we are staying. This is an amazing part of New York. From what little we had seen of New York from TV and film, we did not realise that there were lovely parts of suburbia within a short distance of Manhattan.

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