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Times Square, USS Intrepid and the High Line, Manhattan, New York - 25th October 2018

Day Four in New Jersey/New York and we cram in an action-packed day which starts with a train ride to Penn Station, followed by a walk down 7th Avenue to Times Square, then a trudge across town to the Hudson River for a look around USS Intrepid, the aircraft carrier which amongst many exhibits houses G-BOAD - the BA Concorde which to this day holds the transatlantic crossing world record, with a time of 2 hours and 52 minutes. After that, we do the High Line - a converted former elevated railway that Isobel has been keen on doing since her previous stay in the Meatpacking District the year before. This ends up as quite a long walk, after which the boys are fairly wrecked, and it's all we can do to haul them back on the subway to Penn Station and then the train back to Millburn.

next album: Short Hills, Summit, and the Way Home, New Jersey - 26th October 2018
previous album: Pumpkin Picking at Alstede Farm, Chester, Morris County, New Jersey - 24th October 2018

2018 Whilst waiting for sushi in Millburn, Nosher spots Goldberg's, all lit up in red

Whilst waiting for sushi in Millburn, Nosher spots Goldberg's, all lit up in red

2018 We carve up our pumpkins from Alstede Farm

We carve up our pumpkins from Alstede Farm

2018 The lake in the back garden

The lake in the back garden

2018 A derelict Ramada coach in a scrap yard near Newark City

A derelict Ramada coach in a scrap yard near Newark City

2018 The New Jersey Turnpike, and a derelict bridge

The New Jersey Turnpike, and a derelict bridge

2018 7th Avenue, on the way to Times Square

7th Avenue, on the way to Times Square

2018 The signs of Times Square are reflected in the cars that drive beneath them

The signs of Times Square are reflected in the cars that drive beneath them

2018 An FDNY van drives by at speed

An FDNY van drives by at speed

2018 The gang look around Times Square

The gang look around Times Square

2018 Nosher and the boys

Nosher and the boys

2018 There's some strange photo shoot going on

There's some strange photo shoot going on

2018 It's busy in Times Square

It's busy in Times Square

2018 Streams of traffic and crowds of people, looking down Broadway

Streams of traffic and crowds of people, looking down Broadway

2018 A cool number plate is spotted - pianos - outside a piano shop

A cool number plate is spotted - pianos - outside a piano shop

2018 The pumpkin theme is certainly a Thing

The pumpkin theme is certainly a Thing

2018 We get some waffles from a van near the Intrepid on 12th Avenue

We get some waffles from a van near the Intrepid on 12th Avenue

2018 The aircraft carrier Intrepid, with its catapult arms sticking out

The aircraft carrier Intrepid, with its catapult arms sticking out

2018 The boys in front of a Lockheed A-12 - the forerunner of the SR-71 'Blackbird'

The boys in front of a Lockheed A-12 - the forerunner of the SR-71 'Blackbird'

2018 The Lockheed A-12 - a Mach 3 reconnaissance aircraft

The Lockheed A-12 - a Mach 3 reconnaissance aircraft

2018 The Intrepid now has an actual Space Shuttle - the prototype Enterprise, as flown from a 747

The Intrepid now has an actual Space Shuttle - the prototype Enterprise, as flown from a 747

2018 Inside a Russian Soyuz capsule

Inside a Russian Soyuz capsule

2018 Fred takes the wheel of the Intrepid

Fred takes the wheel of the Intrepid

2018 Harry has a go, complete with helmet

Harry has a go, complete with helmet

2018 Fred tries out the ship's compass

Fred tries out the ship's compass

2018 The bridge of the USS Intrepid

The bridge of the USS Intrepid

2018 Even massive aircraft carriers need wing mirrors

Even massive aircraft carriers need wing mirrors

2018 The Intrepid now also houses the last BA Concorde to fly to JFK

The Intrepid now also houses the last BA Concorde to fly to JFK

2018 The stunning British Aerospace / Aerospatiale Concorde. It's a crime this isn't still flying

The stunning British Aerospace / Aerospatiale Concorde. It's a crime this isn't still flying

2018 The exhaust ducts of two Rolls-Royce / Snecma Olympus turbojets

The exhaust ducts of two Rolls-Royce / Snecma Olympus turbojets

2018 The gorgeous Concorde G-BOAD

The gorgeous Concorde G-BOAD

2018 Fred hangs around below decks on the Intrepid

Fred hangs around below decks on the Intrepid

2018 We head down into the USS Growler cruise-missile submarine

We head down into the USS Growler cruise-missile submarine

2018 Looking up the conning tower

Looking up the conning tower

2018 A former crewman explains the periscopes to the boys

A former crewman explains the periscopes to the boys

2018 Isobel heads off through the sub

Isobel heads off through the sub

2018 The torpedoes

The torpedoes

2018 Down on the very west of 42nd Street, we find a diner

Down on the very west of 42nd Street, we find a diner

2018 Isobel looks like she's got a proper grump on

Isobel looks like she's got a proper grump on

2018 Fred in the diner

Fred in the diner

2018 Brightly-coloured cast-iron steps lead down in to the basement

Brightly-coloured cast-iron steps lead down in to the basement

2018 Diner stools

Diner stools

2018 Isobel rounds up the boys

Isobel rounds up the boys

2018 A traffic cop does their thing

A traffic cop does their thing

2018 The funky Michael J. Quill bus depot on 11th Avenue

The funky Michael J. Quill bus depot on 11th Avenue

2018 Post no bills

Post no bills

2018 A big train depot

A big train depot

2018 Fred does his 'Statue of Liberty' thing again

Fred does his 'Statue of Liberty' thing again

2018 Harry has a go too

Harry has a go too

2018 We head off down the High Line

We head off down the High Line

2018 A derelict Mobil petrol station on 30th Street and 10th Avenue

A derelict Mobil petrol station on 30th Street and 10th Avenue

2018 Bits of the original High Line railway are still around

Bits of the original High Line railway are still around

2018 People have flung coins onto the iron girders. Presumably, not all landed on the girders...

People have flung coins onto the iron girders. Presumably, not all landed on the girders...

2018 Run down apartment blocks

Run down apartment blocks

2018 In between factory buildings

In between factory buildings

2018 The building is full of amusing anti-Trump stuff

The building is full of amusing anti-Trump stuff

2018 Epic old tenement buildings

Epic old tenement buildings

2018 Street art featuring some sad Lady Liberties

Street art featuring some sad Lady Liberties

2018 A graffiti-strewn body-work shop

A graffiti-strewn body-work shop

2018 More street art in Chelsea

More street art in Chelsea

2018 A covered bit by the High Line shop

A covered bit by the High Line shop

2018 Some dude plays the cello

Some dude plays the cello

2018 There's a guy playing some amazing Erhu in a bleak concrete underpass

There's a guy playing some amazing Erhu in a bleak concrete underpass

2018 Trees grow up through derelict tracks

Trees grow up through derelict tracks

2018 Two miles later, near the end of the walk, The boys are flaking out

Two miles later, near the end of the walk, The boys are flaking out

2018 A light-bulb sign suggests 'give your daughters difficult names'

A light-bulb sign suggests 'give your daughters difficult names'

2018 Harry doesn't like the noise of the subway

Harry doesn't like the noise of the subway

2018 14th Street Subway

14th Street Subway

2018 Nice tiled sign at 23rd Street Subway station

Nice tiled sign at 23rd Street Subway station

2018 We have to change trains at South Orange

We have to change trains at South Orange

2018 Isobel waves a pretzel around at South Orange station

Isobel waves a pretzel around at South Orange station

2018 A train comes in

A train comes in

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Whilst waiting for sushi in Millburn, Nosher spots Goldberg's, all lit up in red