We spent Christmas in New York this year, most of it on Long Island with family but we did spend two nights in Manhattan. Not enough time to do NYC right but we did we pack as much in as humanly possible. We took the subway everywhere, which I found really easy to navigate once you got the hang of it.
We planed to visit the magnificent 9/11 Memorial but it was incredibly crowded, so we vowed to visit next time in the early evening hours when the light is optimal. You can preview the 9/11 Memorial here. One World Trade Center is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex with a completion date of 2013. It will be the tallest building in the United States and among the tallest in the world, with its radio antenna reaching a symbolic height of 1,776 feet in reference to the year of American independence. Love seeing the NYFD drive by.