Welcome to New York City.
Above, is the borough of Manhattan, the other 4 are Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.
The 2013 population of the 5 boroughs is above 8.3 million - larger than some Countries.
Missing from the photo are the World Trade Center Twin Towers which were destroyed by
terrorists on September 11, 2001.
The River on the left (West side) is the Hudson. The River on the right is the East River.
In Manhattan: The Streets run East and West. The Avenues run North and South. The exception
is: Broadway runs diagonally South to North and "Times Square" is where Broadway meets 42nd St.
Another exception is 4th St. which runs East to West to 6th Ave, then goes diagonally and ends
very near 14th St. So, Manhattan is very easy to get around, especially with a Mass Transit
Authority (MTA) Map for Subways and Buses. An unlimited 7 day Pass is available for $30.
The large scale (aerial) photos such as the one above are obtained from the Internet and the more
local photos are likely to have been taken by myself or spouse.
It was a very enjoyable trip, once you get to know NYC "it calls you back". I lived in Brooklyn
during 1955 and 1956 while attending school in Manhattan. I have fond memories of friends and
experiences I had there in that time frame. I will never forget them - friends forever.
Our last trip was about 20 years ago and we wanted to see NYC one more time because of our age.
We hope you enjoy the photos and captions.