Oct 9: Ducks Road trip to NYC

On Columbus weekend, a group of Ducks  fans went to New York City and Philadelphia to catch our team play at Madison Square Garden and Wachovia Bank arena.

Karen, Jack, Alice and I flew in to JFK, and took a shuttle to the hotel.  Martin met us later that evening. Meanwhile, we wandered around Manhattan, and made one of the stops the NHL Store, located near Rockefeller Center.

At the NHL Store in NYC

 On one of our free days, we took the subway to the World Trade Center/ Ground Zero.

Heading to the WTC


Ground Zero, the WTC being rebuilt

 And, on October 11, went to Madison Square Garden for the Ducks vs NY Rangers game.

On our way to the Rangers Game!

Special VIP passes

View from our seats

After the game, the Ducks arranged to have a few players meet us.

Andrew Ebbet

Corey Perry
Ducks enforcer, George Parros

Another free day roaming around Manhattan.  We found the FDNY store and went to check it out.

FDNY Store

Fire patches from everywhere

Walking down 5th Avenue, we spied a group of New York’s finest (but not always the nicest)

Need a cop?

The touristy horse drawn carriages by Central Park

Central Park

Alice in Wonderland

And then lunch at Angelo’s

Lunch at Angelo’s Coal Pizza

Last time I was in New York, we went to the Empire State Building.  I heard the view from “The Rock” was just as nice… and it was!  The wait was shorter and the view was much better.

At the Rock

View of Central Park

a NYC icon

Rockefeller Center, another NYC icon