Accommodations at the Long Island City Holiday Inn were quite good, the room of good size and clean and breakfast at the restaurant was entirely adequate. The location of the Inn is convenient as it is only one subway stop away from mid-town and at least $100 per night less expensive.
We visited Four Freedoms Park located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. The park, a neatly executed memorial to FDR, is well worth the visit. The views of Manhattan's skyline and Long Island City's skyline, L.I.C. really dose have a skyline now, are impressive and a visit to the park is three hours well spent.
We spent a day at the Metropolitan Museum. As always, the Museum is a treat. It's the equal of any museum I've ever visited. During our afternoon there, I found myself in need of a rest room and found one that had a small sign at the entrance, "Multi Gender Rest Room". A guard explained that the rest room was open to men, women and trans gender people. After a moments hesitation I went inside and found a dozen or so commodes completely surrounded by thick wooden partitions guaranteeing complete privacy. After I was done, I shared a long, large wash stand with a nice lady who nodded pleasantly. Was she blushing slightly? Was I blushing slightly? No matter. I went out side and found my Lady and we continued our visit to the museum.
Wednesday, the temperature was 93, a record for October 2. Thursday, the temp was in the 50's and drizzley but we managed.
Finally, a word about Uber. We used Uber to go to the airport and come home from the train station. All went as advertised, clean courteous, prompt. I can recommend Uber. I'm an Uber fan now.