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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Boat Basin


Not far from Lincoln Center, on the west side along the Hudson River and Riverside Park is the 79th Street Boat Basin, built in 1937, originally for yachts and now home to many houseboats and recreational boats. Some tenants live there to escape the high costs of housing in Manhattan. There's a cafe (the Boat Basin Cafe) which is open in the warm weather set into arches facing the River (see right side of photo), which is worth trying if you come to this part of city. The views and the crowds of neighborhood people out enjoying themselves make it a very enviable spot; otherwise, it's just a basic bar that serves a very simple lunch, brunch, and dinner. The pedestrians, runners, baby carriages, dogs, rollerskaters (all on the Greenway) and people watching them go by from the benches show a good cross section of the typical Upper West Side neighborhood residents. More photos here ...

10 comments:

Rob said...

Nice post. So having a boat's cheaper than housing?

Kala said...

Nice photos - I like that eating place with those open spaces and orange lighting!

Kala said...

Hi Brian and Lucy - I posted some info on the enlargement of image under your comment in my post - hope that will help =)

Sam said...

This is a great shot - is that the president's yacht there?
:-)

mea said...

Actually it's definitely cheaper! My father lives on a sailboat across the water in Liberty State Park!

Anne said...

Wow! It must be fun living in a house boat...but I would hate when storms come in...I guess you don't get so many storms?

Anonymous said...

The west side esplanade is a great place to run if you don't want the crowds of Central Park. You can run from 125th St down to 72nd if you don't mind some light trail running on the side of the West Side Highway (difficult at night because of the headlights). In the summer, you can usually find people working on their tan on the grassy area just north of 79th.

Mark

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