A few years ago I made my only visit to the USA to date, and spent a few fascinating and tiring days in New York, where we made the most of all the iconic sites, especially the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State Building and Times Square. However, anyone who is holidaying in New York today, (or anywhere else in America) will not be so lucky as all the Federal buildings and National Parks are closed following the failure to agree a budget last night! I guess for those currently on holiday, the next few days will need them to find locations to visit that are not effected by the shutdown, or perhaps they should just enjoy some people watching from a neighbourhood diner!
- As shutdown looms, tourism workers bite their nails (crainsnewyork.com)
- America IS Closed Down! (prayingforoneday.wordpress.com)