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We did not spent long in Staten Island or the Bronx, but we wanted to at least visit for an afternoon to see what is happening there. We also wanted to make it to Queens, but that will have to wait until next time.

 

Staten Island:

We had heard that the free ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island was worth the trip simply for the views. And did you notice I said Free!  Anything that is free makes it that much more appealing.

The Ferry

The Ferry

NYC is crawling with Law Enforcement, rightfully so given their history of Terrorism. On the Water is no different, the U.S. Coast Guard gave all ferry goers a demonstration.

That's a fast Boat

That’s a fast Boat  (Notice the gun)

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The views of Manhattan were similar to what we have already seen, but were still spectacular.

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Verrazano–Narrows Bridge that connect Staten Island and Brooklyn

Verrazano–Narrows Bridge that connect Brooklyn and Staten Island

We had been warned there was not much to see on Staten Island, so we feasted on some NY pizza and took the ferry back to Manhattan. Yes it was worth the price of admission to ride the ferry.

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Staten Island Bus Shelter

Staten Island Bus Shelter

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The Bronx:

Similar to Staten Island, we just wanted to see what the Bronx is all about. Yankee Stadium is located in the Bronx and on one particular afternoon, we found ourselves only a half dozen subway stops away.

We disembarked the subway at Yankee Stadium, were unsuccessful in obtaining tickets to watch a game, so explored around the stadium.

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All the action was too much for this fellow to take.

All the action was too much for this fellow to take.

Row and Row of housing

Row and Row of housing

It appeared to be Low income type housing “projects” but who am I to assume. Everyone in the area was pleasant and helpful.

We strolled around and found a skateboard park. Yes we spent some time at a skateboard park in the Bronx.

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That’s our train, time to go.

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We saw so many other people taking pictures of NYPD officers and figured we should at least get one photo- this guy looked very relaxed while his buddy was out writing parking tickets.

Two quick trips to these Boroughs but we were able to get a small snapshot of both.