Day 15 (Wednesday 26 May) New York

A change of pace today. We took a tour of Harlem this morning  visiting a local church and participating in a local gospel service. The singing was very uplifting. After the service we had a tour of area and given a commentary on the area. Today the population of Harlem is now 30% white and other nationalities and the remaining 70% consists of African and African-Americans. The area is now becoming a sought after location for many people to live as housing is more affordable here.

We then returned to the city and had a further look around visiting Saks and Macy’s and I visited the Girl Scout shop. We are now in the process of packing up as we leave New York early tomorrow morning as we travel to Washington. So on that note we will sign off and our next post will be from Washington. Bye for now. N&W

2 Comments »

  1. elizabeth A Said:

    now i really am nostalgic. That videonclip from, I think the Chrysler Building, of the black building with the white top and looking over the park was where Johns office was on the 39th floor with a park view. 9 West 57th was brand new then and our kids loved climbing of the red 9 on the footpath. i am sure you will find Washington just a fascinating but very different. you certainly have pickied the best 3 cities to see so far.

    AGM tomorrow with 89 for the dinner and then Boer War!

    • walewis Said:

      Dear Elizabeth
      We were on the Rockefeller Building with this video clip. It was a really hot day but views were spectacular. Hope all goes well today with the AGM & Dinner – am thinking of you all today. Love Wendy


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