On Sunday Gernot is with us. We go to Manhattan for sight seing. Sky is blue and we expect 94 Farenheit (34 Celsius). Best conditions for the helicopter flight. But we start with walking around.
Madison Square Garden (see the density of cabs there)
Madison Square Garden/Pennsylvania Station.
Astounding different New York in West 13th Street
The helicopter flight with Liberty Helicopters New York from VIP Heliport West 30th Street at Hudson River.
Our helicopter is landing
Flight goes south above Hudson river, circles around Statue of Liberty, continues above East River and returns the same way, then a little bit more up the Hudson River along Central Park and then back to the heliport.
View down the Hudson River to Verrazano Narrows Bridge
Empire State Building, left aside the Chrysler Building
Flyover of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge
Flyover of Williamsburg Bridge
Manhattan from East River.
Reversing at U.N. Headquarters
Free view to Verrazano Narrows Bridge - this time from East River
Another View to Statue of Liberty
Back above Hudson we see the George Washington Bridge
USS Intrepid and Concorde
Back on earth after this amazing flight we see the sky getting written with ads like with an ink printer.
We walk now straight from West to East through Manhattan. We want to try the Roosevelt Island Tram.
42nd Street with Grand Central Station and Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building very close
At East River we meet the U.N. Headquarters
Roosevelt Island Tram does not operate. No sign, no hint, simply not operating. It's a pity.
We wanted to hover above East River along Queensboro Bridge and wanted to enjoy the view.
Walking back to Central Park...
...and on to Rockefeller Center. We want to go up to the roof deck- The Top of the Rock - together with Margret and Marco.
Well known statue in front of Rockefeller Center
On top of the rock you get a spectacular view. It is much better than the one from the Empire State Buildung. It is because you can see the Empire State Building.
View to Lower Manhattan including Verrazano Narrows Bridge to the left and Statue of Liberty to the right.
View to Hudson River 57th Street. Lucas lives in the bright tower block.
Gernot (left) and Marco too.
We walk again through the city, have dinner and drive back to the hotel. We are very exhausted.
On Monday the EMA IT Workstream Meeting starts. Marco and Margret arranged visiting a New York Yankees Baseball Game in the evening.
The crowd comes to the game. It is completely sold out.
Marco and Margret are ready for the game.
Debbie, Gernot, Caroline, David and Arnaud watching the game
Playing Seatle Mariners vs. New York Yankees
Very crazy and noisy fans show up...
...and get removed by the police.
Cleaning the field with funy dance show
Incredible mood in the stadium
We all liked the game and the evening.
Back fltr Marco - NL, Debbie - UK(SA), Tom - DE, Ronald - US(NL), Gernot - DE, David - NL(IE), Gareth - UK(SA), Neil - SA
In front fltr Margret - NL, Caroline - FR, Arnaud - FR, Jyoti - SA, Eva - SE, Thomas - US(SA), John - US(SA).
View from car park to Manhattan in the night.
Outside temperature display in the car shows suprising value. 103 Farenheit is about 40 Celsius.
Next day's newspapers report about the game.
Flight back goes from Newark via Munich to Berlin.
Private Air on behalf of Lufthansa
Queing up for take off at Newark Airport.
Meadowlands Sports Complex New Jersey with NY Giants Stadium
Henry Hudson Parkway bridges Harlem River between Harlem on Manhattan Island and Bronx.
The next morning I can see the city of Mainz where river Main and river Rhein join
Waiting for take-off in Munich
Gardencity Falkenhöh in Falkensee close to Berlin