The Vasilik's take a trip to New York City with Sylvia's mother, Inge.
|Our hotel in New York City was the Park Lane Hotel, right across from Central Park. We were able to wander around Central Park a lot.||Peter really loved climbing on the rocks|
|This skyscraper under construction is the skinniest I've ever seen||We had a little easter treasure hunt in the hotel room. The hunt was much more fun than the candies that they found.|
|The Heckscher playground in Central Park||My mom, on the swing||Really nice sounding group, at the Bethesda Terrace||This lady was making gigantic bubbles, and collecting donations||At the model boat pond. We met a guy who made a very accurate model of a boat that he found in an anime cartoon. He let both Peter and Kenny control it.||These are some other models built by the same guy||At the Alice in Wonderland statue - pretty crowded!||A huge pile of plowed snow, melting.||Sheep Meadow||At the FAO Schwartz store||Along the High Line park||Lots of construction going on nearby - from the billboards, it seems like living close to the High Line park is very popular||The lines, people waiting to get to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. We passed.||Instead, we took the Staten Island Ferry. Still had some good views, and it was free!||The 9/11 memorial in Staten Island. Lots of firefighters and police officers were from Staten Island.||The view on the way back from Staten Island||At the 9/11 memorial in Manhatten||View from the dining area at our hotel, where they had a little reception every day at 5. Great place to hang out for a while||At Grand Central Station||At the Rockefeller Center||View towards Central Park||View towards the Statue of Liberty||Peter in front of the Empire State Building||Deliveries were big business at the Turkish restaurant we had lunch at||At the New York Public Library, there was a roving art cart for kids, where Peter made lots of things.||We walked to the nearest Whole Foods, at Columbus Circle, for some breakfast items. I've never seen a grocery store that crowded.||The animal show at the Bronx Zoo||Walking towards the New York Botanical Garden, where I met Brian Boom, who I worked for 25 years ago. Things looked vaguely familiar.||One of the plants I collected at the El Verde Research Station, 25 years ago!||This one happened to be out as well - a plant collected on Captain Cook's voyage by Joseph Banks||One of the workrooms at the botanical gardens, that I spent a lot of time in||At the Metropolitan Museum of Art||Walked by the Alice in Wonderland statue again...this time it was far less crowded||At the Musuem of Natural History.||There were far too many exhibits like this one||Times Square. We had enough pretty quickly.||A street artist, using some special spray paint techniques to create outer-space type images.||A beautiful sunny day in Central Park||Belvedere Castle||Peter and Kenny both spent time in emptied fountains, looking for coins. They were usually pretty successful||On the Brooklyn Bridge||At the United Nations, cross stitch portraits of the various heads||At Bryant Park, behind the New York Public LIbrary||There were also ping pong tables||The elevator at the Apple Store|