Touring NYC | RIVERFRONT Campground | Manhattan SKYLINE VIEW!
our next destination takes us to New York City where we stay at an extremely unique Campground right along the East River with a beautiful Skyline View of the city that never sleeps however when we arrived at the campground entrance we were feeling a little reluctant and wondering if we made a bad decision we found this on a website called hip camp and they have an app also hip Camp just like it sounds and when we got our site we didn't think they had hookups thought at all it said no hookups but they do they have electric and water and it looks like all new pedestals at first we were a little leery but a lot of RVs here and look what else they have a big movie screen here they play movies these are all chairs that they provide these are not from the rvers and then they have two other movies that go on tonight they got Bose speakers that are mounted all over they're even back here behind the RVs there is a place over here that has a shower and restroom a dump station over here at night you have this beautiful Skyline it'll be all lit up this would be a cool place to come for Fourth of July or the New Year's New Year's that's too cold yeah that's right he said people still come here during New Year's the concession stands so that'll probably be open for the movies four blocks down so you'd go up to this First Street go down where that building is right there it's called India Street I believe he said and that's where you get on the ferry I think it's a green Point Ferry and that'll take you over into the City and then you can do whatever from there or you can take the Subway or or Uber of course so we were a little bit nervous about this area and wondering if we asked the Campos Dennis if it's like safe in this area he goes because we were wondering if we're going to be walking back in the dark he said there's always people on the streets here he said he was a little nervous when he first came here and I thought the same thing but apparently there's so many people always along these streets here where we're going to be walking coming back that we said there's nothing to worry about knock on wood huh oh that's cute did you say you thought you read this was a little Art District umm yeah looks like it I don't know if we told you earlier but we're getting going over to get on the ferry okay Green Point ferry. we are? this is the street we turn on there's that building India Street there's where we're parked see us over there they have a New York City Ferry app that you can use the app or that little machine right over there you can get your tickets we just did it from the machine but we just downloaded the app also but it's uh four dollars for was that I forgot we did we just did a one-way yeah yeah that was the only option one way or that's right yeah so four dollars each one way so this must be our options where to go we're winging it we don't even know where we're going yet we're gonna figure it out some say they don't like the busy streets of the city or they hate to see the homeless roaming the streets or other negative things but we can all find negative and unpleasant things everywhere we go especially if that's all we choose to focus on you can also find the beauty in these same places if you change your mindset and just look around New York City has some very old buildings with beautiful architectural designs that will leave you wondering how they did such an amazing job back then as well as some more modern designs but the buildings are just a very small part of what there is to see and do in New York City we were here visiting the Big Apple over 10 years ago and seen much of the city including Central Park now we are back to see some things that we didn't get a chance to see the last time we were here since it was late in the day on our first day we decided to just take the ferry over to pier 11 and walk up Wall Street and over to the 911 memorial before finding somewhere to have dinner there's a line lined up on way out here so they can only take so many on the ferries going back or you have to wait for the next one the last one here is going back to where we need to go is at 9 35. if they're full then you're gonna have to take the Subway or we're going to have to take you're not or the Uber so we're probably going to try to take it back a little earlier and make sure we get the ferry back tomorrow's going to be a big day we're going to get up early and uh have a lot of things to see tomorrow but we're gonna go to the World Trade Center I think right now aren't we that's our plan that's our plan we're gonna walk about a 24 minute walk want some nookie I mean gnocchi, gnocchi [church bells ringing] in 1696 Governor Benjamin Fletcher approved the purchase of land in lower Manhattan by the church of England Community for construction of a new church the parish received its Charter from King William III on May 6 1697. its land grant specified an annual rent of 60 bushels of wheat that church was destroyed in the great New York City fire of 1776 which started in the fighting Cox Tavern destroying between 400 and 500 buildings and houses and leaving thousands of New Yorkers homeless construction of the second Trinity Church began in 1788 and was consecrated in 1790 that church was torn down after being weakened by severe snows during the winter of 1838-39 the third and current Trinity Church began Construction in 1839 and was finished in 1846. what a beautiful Church it's called a trinity church and they do allow you to take pictures and videos just no flash I don't think we can get out this way oh, alright we need to figure out how to get out of here I don't want to stay in here that's for sure 1760 wow 1767 wow on the top of our list was to stop at the 911 memorial site to pay our respects and honor the nearly 3 000 lives that were lost during 9 11. foreign the focal points of the memorial are two pools each nearly an acre in size that sit in the footprints of the former North and South Towers the pools contain the largest man-made waterfalls in North America each descending 30 feet into a square Basin from there the water in each pool drops another 20 feet and disappears into a smaller Central void surrounding the pools are the list of names of the victims of the 9 11 attacks oh I'm amazed at these robes where people line up at one time to see the museum wow we made it back and here is the drive-in part of the campgrounds here so there is a ton of cars here and they've got three different movies going on here they're actually putting up more RV sites over by these those other screens off to the right pretty cool concept Michelle's getting ready in here this morning so I went over and I used the restroom it doesn't look like much that little orangish building there with the gray door that's actually a stall it has a bathroom shower and it's better than a lot of the RV resorts we've stayed in a bit yeah so let's see do we lock the door I don't know yeah so we were trying to decide where how we're going to get to the Statue of Liberty today and Ellis Island and there was two different ways there's the subway and the ferry the ferry will actually take us closer because either way you got to walk from there to the cruise where we're going to take to get over to the island so we're going to take the ferry over there and walk over there okay so when you come up to this machine if you're not using the app it's going to ask for English or Spanish and this is a one-way ticket it's four dollars you can get 10 ticket pack for 27.50
and then if you want more than one ticket there's two of you just hit this more tickets button see it shows it as two keep adding if you need more tickets and then I hit pay and then you just uh insert your money or your card and it'll spit out the tickets down here Pier 11 we stopped here at the Starbucks and got a couple egg bites and a coffee and shells he's in the ladies room right now so we're getting ready to head on over we're really close to where we're going to get on to the uh the ferry that's going to take us over to the Statue of Liberty it's only 10 o'clock but we're in line for our 11 o'clock. they say you should get here. 30 minute before at least. thank you. well because you have to get through security and also have to make sure there's room on the ferry. yeah
the time that you buy the ticket for, that's not the ferry time. okay got it? it's not the ferry time you have a little friend on your shoulder. I have a friend on my shoulder? not my friend there she is [music: "this bridge is made of hope" hey yeah a plaster ear you know sometimes I think you have a plaster ear mm hmm America beautiful I love it already pass through rooms and corridors haunted with a special Stillness which remain s only in places once noisy with human life we didn't realize that this building originally burnt in 1897 and which when this the building looks exact same a lot of the tile in here it was intact they reused it and some of the chandeliers for this thing the stairway used to be in the middle back then but they rebuilt this the exact same again using some of the same tiles and chandeliers and it opened in December of 1900. my grandpa came here in 1906 so he actually did come through this exact building
and the lady told me he would have went right up those stairs and just like we went earlier so that's kind of exciting and your Grandpa would have came in at the old place I think mine came in at Battery Park um Garden what was used prior to LSI London yeah I know it's exciting for us not so much for you sorry but you're sharing it with you we didn't get near as much done as we thought we were today yes and we got to get up early tomorrow because we have a time set to go on The Today Show so hopefully we're gonna get to go there well you should explain what the not on the today oh no just out in the plaza the plaza for the Today Show you know you got to go online you gotta put your name in and register basically yeah so we're gonna go eat get cleaned up go there and then we're going to stay a little bit longer tomorrow so that we can do some other things tomorrow we're going to finish up what we didn't do today tomorrow and then we're gonna go heading to Hershey goodbye I'm gonna eat at a place called poorly geez anyway yeah holy geez it's good stuff 4.5 kind of like I don't know thousands of people oh poor oh geez so fancy but two stinky sweaty people yeah On My Own Strength oh my goodness Place big salad s Wally geez we're no winner chicken didn't no we have pizza dude no you have pizza I had a really good salad okay we'll quickly like that we're sorry we'll see you in the morning it's early we're heading down to the Rockefeller Center we had to get up early we decided that we're gonna take Uber this morning so that we can make sure we get there in time because you have to be at the uh the plaza between 6 and 6 15. and we didn't want to take the Subway because it goes one location and you have to get off walk and go to another location and we weren't sure we would be able to make it in time made it we're supposed to go is 35 West 48th Street so people line up early because it's the first time first serve basis after you sign up even though you sign up and you're accepted you still have to wait in line and they only let something hit and here it is where they do their Today Show yay we made it! we made it! we're here! and a front row after the show we decided to take a tour to the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center they say that no trip to New York City is complete without a visit to the ultimate observation deck the top of the Rocks three levels of indoor and outdoor observation decks deliver spectacular unobstructed views of the city skyline we're on Top of the Rock. wooo
you can clearly tell you can't see even a drop in a bucket of all the tall buildings that there are in New York City but it's it's it's kind of it's kind of expensive for what you get to do right yeah but what it is an item for a lot of people yeah next we walk down to the Empire State Building to take in some more spectacular views and check off one more bucket list item it's about 15 blocks away from Rockefeller Center which took us 20 minutes to walk we are here it was about double the price to come here this guy back here Stephen Wiltshire 2017 took a 45-minute helicopter ride and then took five days to draw this all from memory this morning if you remember now we're going to take the subway and um we're gonna call it a day we gotta get driving we've been here at New York City a few years back I didn't have a video on it but we've seen a lot of stuff but we don't have time to see anything else all right we need to get the F train this is a lot cheaper than Uber by the way too you guys ready to go to Hershey time to get on the road and we're ret-ta-go! don't forget to subscribe to our Channel click that little Bell and hit that thumbs up see you next week