By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: We never seem to have enough time to see all of New York City. On our next trip to visit some old friends, I'd like to take a day and do a tour. Can you recommend one?

A: On my tour, guide Jim dazzled us with a plethora of knowledge as this walking encyclopedia rhymed off historical tidbits on the many buildings dotting the horizon. We cruised down the Hudson River, past Battery Park and got a close-up look of Lady Liberty. When we approached the skyline to the void that was once the World Trade Center, Jim started a tape recording of "Amazing Grace" while we stood in a moment of silence.

Continuing up the East River, it's under the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge toward Roosevelt Island and back to our base, Pier 83. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is located at Pier 83 at the west end of 42nd Street. For more information, visit


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