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Right after we got on the bus, on Eighth Avenue, near 42nd Street. This is a hop-on, hop-off bus so that you can jump off and explore, then jump on the next bus that comes along in about twenty minutes. We didn’t hop off any, but we may do this again and use the bus to explore the city in more detail.
The obligatory bus selfie, this time with a real camera, and in focus.
Our first landmark was the infamous Church of Yahoo-ology.
The reason 70% of people visit New York City.
Heading into Times Square. The LED billboards start appearing.
We finally got to see the outside of Penn Station. Our trains usually arrive below it, and we forget to look back as we’re hopping into a taxi.
I finally got to see the Flatiron Building in person. It’s really flat, folks.
A rather recognizable landmark, seen from way too close up. From this angle you can’t see the antennae, the old dirigible dock, or the giant gorilla.
A quick glimpse of One World Trade Center, seen between two other buildings.
Trinity Episocopal Church, close up.
There is the money shot of One World Trade Tower One. The clouds parted, the sun was behind us, so I got a great photo.
A mural that promotes the Tribeca Film Festival, a New York Institution, and probably why we had to spend a night in Queens.
Looking down 35th Street, as we return to the place where we boarded our bus. The cost, buying our tickets from the street vendor, was thirty five dollars each, for more than two hours of fun sightseeing. The Hop-on, Hop-off element of the ticket makes it a great value if you’re planning to visit anywhere along the route. You can ride for 24 hours on one ticket, or get a deal for a whole weekend, with other routes available, as well as side trips.