We decided today to avail ourselves of the river cruise included with hop on hop off bus ticket. These little fenced off areas at tree bases are all over New York. Nice.
I am not sure why, but split system air conditioners seem less popular in New York than here, Canada too for that matter. But why does not in a large building like this have central air conditioning? This is a residential building, so it is up to owners to have air con and with it probably being useless for winter heating, they just stick with these old style units for cooling.
It seemed to be a straightforward walk to the Hudson River, from 8th Avenue to 12th and Pier 78. It wasn't. The street became quite industrial with difficult roads to cross. I think we were catching the 10am boat and we only just made it to the Jolly Roger.
It wasn't too busy and there was a lovely cool breeze blowing on the river, the only time we ever felt cool in New York when outside.
The onboard commentary was informative.
Near where the ill fated Titanic was going to berth this building on the right has been constructed with its surface appearing like ice in a reference to the Titanic.
For golf, I believe.
The hull of this emergency services boat is made from steel reclaimed from the Twin Towers site.
Where Twin Towers was, now is the One World Trade Centre, at times called the Freedom Tower.
Staten Island Ferry departing. The ferry is free.
Three bridges cross the rivers in succession, the Brooklyn, the Manhattan and the Williamsburg.
I am not sure which is which in some of the photos.
Battersea Power Station? No, but it may well be an old power station.
A famous carousel on the New Jersey side.
Watchtower, a publication by the Jehovah's Witness religious organisation.
Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.
Governors Island, mostly used by the military, latterly the coastguard and now public space.
There she is. Who could miss seeing her. Our fellow passengers rushed to one side of the boat but the guide told us to stay where we were and maintain our space as the ferry would turn around and pass even closer on our side. We both took so many photos of her, some closer than this one but I like this one to show you some scale.
We are now around to Ellis Island, where immigrants were screened and processed, and sometime held, on the island between 1892 to 1954.
Was once a port railway station. I forget the detail.
Lackawanna is a city named after a steel company.