We awoke a 3.30am, couldn’t sleep – still on UK time.  Took a dawn walk to the Empire State Building (too early – closed).  Enjoyed an early morning breakfast in Time Square – eggs over easy.  We then embarked on a whirlwind tour of NY on an opened topped bus followed by a trip on the Staten Island Ferry and a visit to Ground Zero.  Lunched in Chinatown, a quick visit to Macy’s, the Rockefeller Centre then an evening at the the Empire State Building (Opened).

A sweltering hot day but got back to the hotel to find leaflets on the bed telling us what to do in the event of a hurricane.  Early to bed as we have to be at JFK Airport a 4.00am for our morning flight to Puerto Vallarta – hurricane Earl permitting.