Flying into the face of New York City, there are a few key landmarks to be seen. The first is the famed Veranzanno Bridge that links Staten Island to Brooklyn. Flying both over and under the bridge gives one the same feeling that the early settlers felt upon their arrival at Ellis Island. To the North and slightly West is the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France (maybe the last one to endure…except of course crepes), we are treated to early morning sun reflecting off the now green facade and the enduring eyes. Here is where the bay splits into the Hudson and East River. Go East and you have Brooklyn on your right and NYC on your left. Fly past lower Manhattan, Water St, the famed Fulton Fish Market and right on past teh United Nations. Had you ventured to the left the Hudson will take you between NY and New Jersey by the now developed waterfronts over the George Washington Bridge and into Westchester. Continue North over the Tappen Zee Bridge, where an new bridge is being built past West Point straight for Montreal. What is keeping a watch on all of this activity. The Freedom Tower has replaced the World Trade Centers as the keeper of New York. It looms over lower Manhattan as if it looking for the submarines from World War 2. New York holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans and now we have another great symbol to hold onto.