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  • 1. The Beginnings of New York
    by Ms. A. B. Rodriguez
    HSWC
    NYC Landmarks Class
    Creative Writing EW4
  • 2. Bowling Green
  • 3. Castle Clinton: Before Ellis Island, Immigrants were processed here. This fort protected the first settlement by the Dutch on the tip of Manhattan Island.
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  • 5. View of Liberty Island and the line for the ferries
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  • 7. View of Ellis Island
  • 8. Korean War Memorial
  • 9. Packed Lunch
    Eating in Bowling Green
  • 10. Mangu with eggs!
  • 11. The squirrel approaches Mr. Siroonian
  • 12. “Thank you for the honey coated nut mister!”
    Hi little squirrel. Here’s a nut. Enjoy it . It was expensive.
  • 13. Wow I can have pretzel too!
  • 14. Um where’s the food lady?
  • 15. What’s with these folk wanting a picture without giving me nuts?
  • 16. Another successful day at Bowling Green. I am stuffed!
  • 17. Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • 18. Remember how I said there were “guns” on the Battery, these are the “bullets” for the guns that protected the city.
    Cool! Oh so they can hit the ships !
    Oh!
  • 19. Cannonballs: they would be filled with explosive gunpowder so that they would ignite on impact.
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  • 21. “Ay miss! We have to answer questions and write?!!!”
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  • 23. Battery Park City
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  • 25. Fire fighter memorial 9/11
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  • 31. Trinity Church
  • 32. Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 24, 1815) was an American engineer and inventor. Fulton built the first commercial steamboat, the North River Steamboat (later known as the Clermont), which carried passengers between New York City and Albany, New York.
    Fulton died in 1815. He is buried in the Trinity Church Cemetery in New York City
  • 33. Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757[1]  – July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher, he was the only New Yorker who signed the U.S. Constitution
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  • 35. The Roots: Artistic reproduction in bronze of the roots of an old sycamore tree that fell on 9/11 in the graveyard at Trinity Church but did not damage any tombstones.
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  • 38. Federal Hall: Site (former building) of G. Washington’s Inauguration.
  • 39. Federal Hall: The Birthplace of American Government
    Here George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America.
  • 40. South Street Seaport: NY’s first port, note the colonial era buildings.
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  • 45. From Pier 17, a view of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 46. New York Landmarks Crew: In front of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 47. NYC Landmarks Crew: Omar (treasurer), Viviana (secretary), Doraimis, Felix (Vice President), Jason (President), Beatriz
  • 48. Ms. A.Rod’s walkers in front of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 49. NYC Landmarks Crew with Mr. Siroonian, our knowledgeable chaperone and tour guide
  • 50. Waving to the water taxi.
  • 51. Ms. A. Rod relieved that the long walking tour was over finally.