As most of you know, I recently joined on with jetBlue as a Learning Systems Analyst, and my primary role of support will be the BlueGuru project, which is a MarkLogic based content management system for all of the company’s documentation. Our corporate publications office is based out of Forrest Hills (FSC), so I took a flight to JFK and stayed a few days to meet the staff, as they are the primary people that I’ll be writing to support.
As a team field trip, we went to Long Island Cradle of Aviation Museum, which the Corporate Publications manager had setup. This museum was excellent and filled with knowledgeable tour guides who gave you an introduction to the museum, and from there on out there were several people at each station in the museum willing to answer any questions you might have about the area. For a lesser known place, it certainly had a ton of exhibits. Not as full as let’s say the Smithsonian, but honestly it was much better staffed.
The following day I got off earlier and was able to explore the city. My first subway destination was to the World Trade Center Memorial, which had quite a bit of construction going on and wasn’t really much of a sight to see. It did put it in perspective how huge the two towers must have been, and I couldn’t help but envision what NYC looked like as they came crashing down. After the World Trade Center stop, I headed uptown to 42nd street, better known as Times Square. I roamed the streets for about 2 hours, looking at the various things to do. Getting hungry, I stopped for some authentic NY pizza, which was as delicious as advertised.