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.
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.
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.
The views of Manhattan were similar to what we have already seen, but were still spectacular.
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.
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.
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.
That’s our train, time to go.
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.