For day 4 of playing tourist with Jess, we decided to head down to the southern end of Manhattan including Wall Street, Battery Park, the World Trade Center Memorial and a trip on the Staten Island Ferry.
First off we took the East River Ferry down to Wall Street so that Tate could tick the Brooklyn Bridge off the list of things he wanted to show Jess. After the ride on the ferry, walk around Wall street and lunch, we headed over to the Staten Island Ferry.
The Staten Island Ferry is a great free way to get close to the Stature of Liberty without actually going on to the grounds of the Statue of Liberty. Given that, the ferry can get quite busy. This meant I couldn’t get a good photo until we returned to Manhattan on the ferry!
The Staten Island Ferry departs every half an hour. So when we arrived over on Staten Island we decided to have a quick walk around some of it before heading back the other way. We have never been to Staten Island. It was a first for us as well as Jess!
A short walk dow the esplanade from the ferry there is a Postcards September 11 memorial built to honour the 275 Staten Islanders who were lost on September 11.
Once back in Manhattan we headed over to the World Trade Center Memorial. It is such a lovely memorial but very sad to think about all the lives lost during the September 11 attacks; especially when you read all the names.
Next we wandered around the area some more. We stumbled upon a pretty cool spot – the Irish Hunger Memorial. Given it is still winter it didn’t look as good as it would all lush with grass.