Lady Liberty is open again after Hurricane Sandy, as of the 4th of July. Rather than show the statue, I’ll show you the ferry that leaves from the battery in lower Manhattan. Getting to Liberty Island is an ordeal; the lines are terrible. But the experience is great! You’ll love seeing the Statue of Liberty as much as a Broadway show, maybe more.
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It was almost two years ago that I featured Noguchi’s red cube on the blog. Tourists were posing in front of the sculpture yesterday. Good public art is like running into a friend on the street; it’s a happy occurrence.
You can tell this is a holiday shot from the star decoration on the streetlight and maybe from the shopping bags they are carrying.
The tourist route includes the WTC construction, Century 21, and maybe a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The last depends on the lines and the weather, although I would recommend starting here so you don’t have to schlep bags all day.
Men in reflective vests hold up plastic yellow chains so that the mobs of people will have to cross with the light. Just down the street, to the left, is the World Trade Center construction. Commuters and tourists want to get over there, for the trains and a better view of the gigantic building.