Archive for February 26, 2012

The Sphere

The Plaque which sits at the base of the Sphere

The Sphere that was once centered in the plaza between WTC 1 and WTC 2 now sits in Battery Park nearby. Amazingly the Sphere survived the 9/11 attacks as almost everything around it was reduced to rubble.  To many of us it has become a symbol that we too were battered, but NEVER destroyed.  The Plaque which sits at the base of the Sphere gives a brief history and description of the sculpture.

Recommended GPS for New York City

I have tested several brands and models of GPS’s here in the city.  Through many trials and errors I have come to the conclusion that the Rand McNally brand units have the clear advantage over the PC Miler and Garmin truck units that I tried.  Although nothing I have tried as far as navigation units is perfect – and I don’t actually expect one ever will be 100% – it appears that Rand has done some serious investigating into what is a legal truck route in NYC and what is not!  They are available in most truck stops these days and lots of sites. However I got my unit here because there were folks who actually answered the phone when I was looking for truthful advice on these things.

Gene’s New York City Truck Blog

4th of July 2011 red, while, and blue Freedom Tower #I.