We bought a ticket to see around NYC on an open top bus today. This included entrance into the Empire State Building so we did this first, missing all the queues because we already had tickets!!
The view from the 86th floor was good but it was a little hazy so we were not able to see as much as you would do on a clear day!
We then toured around Downtown NYC on the bus and got off to have lunch (at around 3pm!!!) at Katz's Deli - the place where Harry met Sally! We wandered through Greenwich Village and boarded the bus again to see more of the city. We got off in Times Square and joined the night bus which took us to Brooklyn over the Manhattan Bridge. The daytime tours were very interesting and we hope to do Uptown tomorrow before catching our plane. The night time tour guide was not so interesting!