Nycgirl, this is really an interesting report and a very different way to look at the city. I haven't been to NYC since I was 15, and even then I was only there for one night. Your posts are inspiring me to plan a trip back very soon.
I'm glad you received an A for your report. Well done!
I hesitate to go too far off the topic but in essence my wife and I found it too difficult to marry in any of our respective countries (UK, Germany, Slovenia, Lebanon) due to the logistics and bureaucracy required and our circumstances at the time with living in different countries. We also wanted to marry before the end of the tax year, this necessitated a search round for how it could be done with little bother and reasonably quickly. It became a toss up between Gibraltar or New York where we could get through the process in a couple of days. As it was December we decided that Christmas shopping in New York could also be a pleasant diversion.
We flew in from our respective countries (UK and Germany) with a friend each as witnesses on the Thursday, got married at City Hall on the Friday (have wedding photos with the twin towers in the background), went shopping on the Saturday and flew back to UK/Germany on the Sunday. Short and sweet.
Post by frenchmystiquetour on Dec 9, 2012 14:12:10 GMT
Great report nycgirl. I remember a few years back watching a documentary, I think on PBS, about the geology of Manhattan with an emphasis on "The" Central Park. It covered all the stuff you mentioned in your report but didn't get into the stone used in constructing the buildings. In regards to that wall, it looks like chiseling marks to me and was probably done with a pneumatic drill but I'm not an expert on the topic.
I used to go and sit on a group of benches while in NYC visiting in Central Park. The same benches, just opposite the boat house . There we would watch for' Pale Male' sightings, (a hawk who nested with his various mates over the years atop a roof of a very fancy apartment building on 5th Avenue facing the park and, the subject of great controversy over many years). Anyway, in the late afternoon hours, there would be the same group of men,all from varying backgrounds, sitting there chatting away. Over the years I got to know them so to speak, and would sit for long periods of time listening to stories about the history of the city etc. They would know the answer to the question of the wall and it's markings I am sure. I'll bet they're still there, the ones who would still be alive anyway, some of them were quite elderly.