Day 16- Woke to a beautiful sunny morning, had breakfast at the diner before getting on the downtown loop bus (We lined up for the empire state building but there was a 3 hour wait so flagged it). It was a little more comfortable than yesterday without being wet, but despite the sun the temperature never got higher than 0. The wind was bone chilling but everything looks amazing with sun on it. I was keen to go to Greenwich village and walk around, it was so quaint, so much character, cafes and architecture. Surprisingly, there were far few tourists here. Took lots of photos of the buildings. Passed Blythe Danner and friend in the street! Continued in the loop and got off at the Staten Island ferry terminal and jumped on a ferry for a cruise around Manhattan and Ellis Island. The history is so interesting. Back on the bus for Central Park, but the time we got there the sun had gone down and it was unbelievably cold. We didn't last long and went back to the motel to warm up. I popped into K-Mart for some warm clothes for Maia. You really need to prioritise things to do as there is so much to see. I am more drawn to the history and lifestyles of the people that live here than the tourist spots, filled with eager and pushy tourists. Down by the Brooklyn bridge where John Travolta sat in Saturday Night Fever, is a lovely place to walk, and hardly any tourists. Dinner is in the hotel tonight, two very cold and tired kiddies.