New York City - Blurring the Lines Between Tourist and Local

On our last trip to New York, we straddled the line between tourist and local.  We spent a dreary Sunday morning exploring the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  At the boat dock, we saw this statue of a dockworker saving his mate who had fallen into the water.  
 
The ferry to the Statue of Liberty offered some breathtaking views.
  
We took a walk around the island and looked up to admire Lady Liberty.
  
We passed some stylized sculptures along the path.
  
  
Ellis Island offered a rare glimpse into what it was like to immigrate to the US at the turn of the 20th century.
  
After fulfilling our tourist tendencies, we decided to spend some time exploring the East Village.  We stopped at Pure Dark and concocted our own chocolate bark with a variety of fruits and nuts embedded in it.
  
We passed the New York City Bomb Squad.  I was surprised at the somewhat cartoonish logo that they use for an agency that does such grave and dangerous work.  
  
We stopped at Cafe Angelique for a cupcake and latte...delicious!
  
For dinner we went a bit off the beaten path to 10th Avenue and 24th Street in Chelsea to the Red Cat.
  
  
It was Sunday and they had roasted a suckling pig and offered suckling pig tacos as an appetizer.  The atmosphere was fantastic and the food was super-yummy.  Highly recommended.  

On the way back to our hotel, we walked past this neon falling man art installation.  Yikes!
  

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