New York

I had a quick one day transit through New York. Landed in the morning; caught the Metro out to Manhattan; saw a few sights and shops; had dinner with friends in Brooklyn; and flew out that evening. Not the usual way to see New York, but it was still very enjoyable. When you have only one day, you make the most of every minute and the day is filled with memorable highlights.

Wall Street

Since this was a World Economic Stimulus Tour (WEST), the natural place to visit was Wall Street.

New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
Church
New York Stock Exchange

Ground Zero

Ground zero

Apple Store on 5th Avenue

This is the iconic “glass cube” Apple Store on 5th Avenue.

The outside of the store is a large glass cube.

Apple Store on 5th Avenue
The entrance to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue
Apple Store on 5th Avenue
Apple Store with the Waldorf Hotel in the background
Apple Store on 5th Avenue
Glass cube against the New York skyline

A glass staircase and elevator descends from the glass cube into the store.

Glass staircase
The glass staircase

The glass cube is made up of many glass panels. Since these photos were taken, th store has been refurbished: there is still a glass cube, but is made up of fewer and larger glass panels.

Apple Store on 5th Avenue