Time to go to NYC
Taking the ferry from the New Jersey shore is a great way to enter Manhattan. You pass by the Statue of Liberty and see the magnificent skyline of Manhattan rise out of the ocean. Disembarking from the ferry we road along the waterfront for 2 miles before turning into Central Park. We got an early start so after passing the fountain pictured we stopped for a morning coffee and watched park conservation volunteers, park arborists, joggers, and nannies with young children congregate. We next proceeded another 2 miles to visit my daughter-in-law’s grandparents in their Eastside/Midtown residence. Ken and Ellen Roman have the penthouse unit over looking Gracie Park (seen in second photo)and across the water to Roosevelt Island. Ken gave us a tour and and described how the buildings have water towers on the roofs. The lovely Japanese Maple on their deck has an adjacent building’s water tower enclosed in architectural detail in the background. We dined on the outdoor shaded terrace with wonderful French wines, green salad, and quiche. Being on the upper floor created a cascade of light that is hard to find in the tower and enclosures of large, tall NYC buildings.
After lunch Patrick and I rode down 2 nd Avenue in a bike lane to the Manhattan Bridge to Brooklyn. We spent the night adjacent to the water in Brighton Beach on our start to exit the cityand dined at a Turkish resteraunt. From Brighton Beach we rode out east on Long Island. With imminent rain we located a train station at New Hyde Park and hopped aboard. A train ticket for a 60 mile trip to Port Jefferson cost us $3.50 each.
We shot over to the Port Jefferson ferry and slept last night in. Bridgeport Connecticut. We will continue towards Cape Cod tomorrow.