As the virus continues to ravish the nation we find ourselves finding different ways to cope as we try to curtail the spread. The situation remains grim but there is a sliver of hope going forward. A vaccine or vaccines appear to be coming sooner than expected, that’s good news but we need to have and/or hear of a plan of how they will be distributed. United States is in a very precarious situation to put it bluntly we are in somewhat of a chaos. Our Election Day has come and gone a new President Elect has been identified so the people have spoken. Our country is so divided and I am hoping that we will come together regardless of party affiliation and move beyond to take care of the health crisis, the economy, the climate etc. because people are anxious and are in dire straits. I still remain hopeful that we will get through this.
We are approaching the holidays and we will have to be mindful of precautionary guidelines to protect our families and friends. Rockefeller Centre has been internationally known as a major attraction especially during the Christmas season. Well the Christmas tree arrived at the site but the lighting celebration will take a different look this year.
During the off season a temporary dining area is created in the ice skating rink and during the holiday season skaters arrive in groves.
While in Manhattan there are several tours you can take such as hop on and hop off buses, circle line boat tours etc. The hop on and hop off buses take you to three boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx they even include a scenic boat ride depending on the package you choose.
The Chrysler building is known for its art decor and lived as the tallest building in New York for eleven months before the Empire State Building became the tallest skyscraper.
Bryant Park a 9.6 acre park in Manhattan close to the fashion district was originally the site for annual Fashion week celebration where international designers show their designs. Since 2009 the celebration has been relocated to other sites in Manhattan. There is a skating rink and dining facility in the park that boast stalls amidst the vegetation.
The financial district located in lower Manhattan
You can enjoy Central Park by horse drawn carriages
I was fortunate to have been on the tenth floor of a building downtown Brooklyn and was able to capture those Panoramic view of some of our bridges and iconic buildings in Manhattan. Needless to mention there are many Museums to include the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Natural History and National Museum of American Indian.