Birthday Trip to New York City

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Times Square, nerve center of Manhattan

The city that never sleeps

The W on Times Square: Nothing like a hotel with dark hallways and walls painted black to make you feel right at home

Liberty Island, gateway to America

Lady Liberty

Registry Room at Ellis Island, through which 12 million immigrants passed

Serenity in the heart of the city

A path in Central Park's Ramble

Grand Central Station

Site of the World Trade Center attacks

Foundation of one of the towers, resembling a cemetery

The Bankers Trust Building, draped in reconstruction black as if in mourning

Too many names

One of thousands of memorial gifts on display in St. Paul's Chapel

One of several shrines to victims on display in St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel, adjacent to the World Trade Center

The graveyard at St. Paul's, looking toward WTC site

How we spent Saturday night

The Great White Way

The friendly glow of Jet Blue

The view of Manhattan from Liberty Island

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