the wandering chick
...New York City
This is the Main Building on Ellis Island. It was the point of entry of 12 million immigrants to the U.S. between 1892 and 1921.
Today it houses a museum and family research center that focuses on archival and genealogical records for the descendants of those immigrants.
The New York Public Library undergoing minor restoration.
The Charging Bull is a popular landmark of NYC's Financial District and Wall Street.. It stands on Bowling Green Plaza.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas time, NYC streets come alive with Christmas lights and decorations, as in the bright snowflakes on this shopping street near Rockefeller Plaza.
St. Patrick's Cathedral.
NYC isn't ALL glass and concrete. Autumn trees add a bit of nature to this office building in the heart of the city.
The arch at Washington Square, a Greenwich Village park in Manhattan.
Above, right: A skater leaves Central Park.
Following shots: Central Park in the fall
Above and below: Strawberry Fields, the memorial to John Lennon, in Central Park.
Possibly more fun than the Thanksgiving Day Macy's Parade itself, the day of the balloon inflation draws throngs of people to the two city blocks between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue near the American Museum of Natural History.
Watch as our most well-loved fictional characters are transposed from a state of "flat as a pancake" to "fully blown."
Once inflated, sandbags and netting are used to hold them to the ground until parade time.
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If you haven't guessed, this one is the Energizer Bunny.