I first saw the Empire State Building on tv as a child because of the movie King Kong. I wanted to actually go there after watching sleepless in Seattle.
There are three levels..the first is the 80th, it is enclosed and not what I’d envisioned after seeing sleepless in Seattle. The next one is the 86th and that is the one from the movie!
To go to the top – 102nd story, it costs an additional $33 per person. Since our time is limited, we opted to see the city from the top and went to the 102nd story.
After we left the Empire State Building we made our way to Times Square! We were not looking forward to the 20 minute walk to Times Square as our bodies were hurting already and we saw these guys sitting with their bikes pulling little chariots behind them offering rides. We looked at each other and said, “sure, why not” I asked how much and I could’ve swore he said $1 a minute and I thought to myself, we’ll, that’s not bad.
We arrive and he says,” ok, that’s $78.00” and my jaw drops, I say, “what? How? It’s a dollar a minute?” And he say’s “no, it’s $7.99 a minute.” And he points to this little sign on the side showing the price! “Oh my gosh are you kidding me? No way!” So he offers a little discount.. ugh the cost of being a tourist, they see ya comin a mile away.
We then headed more north towards Grand Central Station
We leave Grand Central Station and begin to head back to catch the subway. After walking just a block we come upon hippopotamus’s.
If you haven’t notice, a lot of my pictures are tilted and crooked. That wasn’t on purpose, and I didn’t even realize it till days later as I write this. The tourist in me was exited to see so many things, but boy was I spent. Therefore crooked pics. But hey, been there, seen that.. check check.