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Wife and I just got back from a week back east in NJ and NYC visiting family and friends. Visited the new WTC for the first time. Recommend you try and visit at some time, as now it is a holy place. Massive construction project still in progress but Freedom Tower, Reflection Pools, 9/11 museum and the new Path Station are completed. Many international tourists, at one point We thought we were in a foreign country. Found my coworker friends memorial (John Richard Keohane) who died on the street when the first tower collapsed. Definitely a place all should experience at least once. Here are some Picts.
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It's One World Trade Center, not the Freedom Tower. I got to watch the thing go up during my hellish daily commute on the BQE. It really is a special place, and really beats the ghostly holes in the ground passed by casually by millions of PATH riders.
 

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I visited the site in March of 2002.
A very sombering experience. Next time I'm back there I plan to visit that area again.
Thanks for sharing the pictures from your trip.
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I was there visiting our daughter last week as well - it's a moving experience to witness the place - and to remember...

To counter the feeling of sadness, anger and frustration, a few blocks away is the site where George Washington was signed into office as our first president. It was uplifting and a worthwhile visit.
A small (free) museum is at this historic site in Federal Hall. It's right on the corner next to the stock exchange building;

 

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The Financial District is full of attractions.

I recommend Bonchon Korean fried chicken on John St. Or the McDonald's that has a grand piano. Excellent discount shopping at Century 21, you would see Euro trash shopping there when the dollar was real low.
 

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I was real impressed with the new PATH. Station as I knew what the old one was like.

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It looks beautiful, as it should since it took them FOREVER to build! Does it still have the longest, scariest escalator ride of your life? I love being 6 blocks from the nearest trout stream, but I really, really love and miss the City.
 

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Yes no place like NYC. I went to college and worked in it for a total of 7 years in my twenties. Had not been in the city since 2005. Still lots of energy and the New Yorkers we talked to were friendly. But it is expensive.
Great city to visit but I don't think I could work their and do the commute like I did from NJ daily. Boston, NY, and Philadelphia have lots of history to explore.

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Also don't miss St Paul's church a block from One WTC. Lots of history.









I was real impressed with the new PATH. Station as I knew what the old one was like.

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Hadn't thought about St Pauls in a long time. Visited and sat in the church for a long time when the clean-up was happening. About a block away and no damage to the church, total shit-show everywhere else.

Need to visit soon for a life-battery recharge.
 
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