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In the name of art they put this stupid rock<br>in front of the fountains at Rockefeller Plaza. The personality-deficient security guard to the left chewed people out<br>for standing on the piece of art's platform. I was one of them.<br>And this is the view that stupid rock blocks. Rockefeller Plaza Rockefeller Plaza What's a trip to NY without another couple pictures of Mattlas? Subtle warning Nintendo's Wii <i>Cooking Mama</i> tournament. <i>The Pirate Queen</i> Mattopia Jones and the Pirate Queen<br>Gosh.  Sounds like a great movie title. Photo by a <i>Pirate Queen</i> groupie. A moment for reflection. The Mattsonian bows in abject humility before the Pierpont Morgan Library. Another NY birthday, another shot of Aries in Grand Central. Grand Central Grand Central M&M opened a bigger, splashier store right across the street from<br>Hershey's hole in the wall shop. Two favorites. The NEW House That Ruth Built: Opening in 2009 Gromit's in awe of the House That Ruth Built The OLD House That Ruth Built 2 April 2007: Opening Day! Monument Park Monument Park Monument Park Monument Park The National Anthem Cory Lidle's wife and son throw out the first pitch Y-M-C-A-! The Legendary Mariano Rivera A post-win pic of the new ballpark The Empire State Building by the fog of night The Empire State Building by the fog of night The Empire State Building by the fog of night The Empire State Building by the fog of night The Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge View from Brooklyn Bridge View from Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge I don't get along all that well with heights.<br>It was quite the accomplishment to walk all the way across the bridge and back again. I call this one Black and White.<br>Note black emphasis on the left, white on the right. The Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge Ground Zero Ground Zero Ground Zero Ground Zero The start of the Freedom Tower Ground Zero Ground Zero Things are getting back to normal across the street. Lady Liberty Something's missing... ... never forget.<br>Photo circa 1991 courtesy of the Mattsonian National Library Back up in Central Park Central Park Central Park Central Park Times Square Empire State Building in Red Another favorite photo opp Les Halles, 411 Park Avenue South... ... excellent breakfast... ... with a nice French ambience. Still keeping track of the debt At Joe's Corner Bar... ... Joe. She's back on Broadway. Spider-Man and the Phantom Lea Salonga, now appearing as Fantine in <i>Les Miserables</i> City Hall In the Visitors Center In the Visitors Center 1818: Rocky's old house My house number?<br>It's also 1818. Those are steps upon which Rocky swooned over Adrian. The Hard Rock Philly, next door to the Philadelphia Convention Center The Irish Pub featured in <i>Rocky Balboa</i>. A nice, friendly place.<br>They even played the Killers while I was there. City Hall by night The Courtyard by night Following in Rocky's footsteps. A little fatigued, Rocky Mattciano strikes a pose. Photo by a visiting New Yorker and fellow <i>Rocky</i> fan Even Gromit wanted in on the action. Bonus! The Liberty Bell This Bell's got legs! Back at the hotel. And back in NYC... ... the Brooklyn Bridge by night. Whatever.

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