Best way to get a flavour of this city is on a tour bus There are 2 loops north and south The south tour includes Ground Zero I was in New York just after 9/11 and went down to see what remained of the twin Towers and what I saw then will stay with me forever It is still very impressive but thronged with thousands of people it has for me lost its essential tragedy. What it is however is a very potent symbol of man’s ability to rise above all that is evil and overcome, with good intentions, this most barbaric of acts

Jill’s Top Tip To avoid the inevitable Subways KFC MacDonald’s lunch at Bistro 225 This is very close by but used by the office crowd not tourists It has good reasonably priced grub