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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Cruising

Depending on where one lives and where and how one travels and commutes, one can experience Manhattan as a maritime community or simply as one of the most exciting and culturally rich cities in the world. In a city like San Francisco or Portland, Maine, with hills and vistas, one is constantly reminded of the sea. In Manhattan, it is easy to become immersed in all that is here without a hint of its island nature. In recent years, the city's waterfront has become progressively more and more reconstructed and utilized - in ways that are sometimes very surprising even to residents. I have posted on a number waterfront establishments, residences and activities (click on any of the following links): Manhattan Island, kayaking in the Hudson River, the Water Club, the River Cafe (Brooklyn), Bargemusic (Brooklyn), the Frying Pan, the 79th Street Boat Basin, Christopher Street Pier, Battery Park City & promenade, art fest in DUMBO, Meier World, Coney Island and The Shore (with the Iceberg Athletic Club and the Coney Island Polar Bear Club) and the wonderful Mermaid Parade (and here). NYC also has a very active cruise ship business at the New York Passenger Ship Terminal (on the Hudson River at Piers 88, 90, 92, 94 at 46-54th street). The city sees 1,000,000 passengers yearly. The cruise ship terminal is currently undergoing a $150 million renovation. In 2006, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal opened at Pier 12 in the Red Hook area in Brooklyn.
Notes about the photo: the glass building at the far left is the Time Warner Center (click here). The articulated building in the center with triangular windows is the Hearst Tower (click here).

3 comments:

Lucy said...

So true that in the middle of Manhattan you don't notice it's an island at all, except near to the shores on a good weather windy day you do get on rare occasions that salt scented breeze...

• Eliane • said...

I am very lucky to work in an office with 360 views of the city. I know of some colleagues who can tell you the schedule of those cruise ships since they are watching them all day long while on the phone. I can tell you when the Naked Cowboy is on duty.

Brian said...

eliane -
I love vistas. You are very lucky to have a perch like that.