Manhattan Monday 48 – East River Ferry

The East River Ferry runs back and forth from East 34th Street, Manhattan, to the foot of Wall Street. It was a cheap and easy way to get downtown from the Pod 39 Hotel (on East 39th!)  It’s a hovercraft and does it ever move! Makes it rather hard to take photos as you’re hanging onto your seat, or the rail, to avoid being pitched onto the deck.

The pictures were taken from north to south. Click on each photo to see a larger version.

The first photo includes the UN and the Chrysler buildings; the second adds the Empire State Building which is also in the centre of the third.  The fourth picture shows the foot of Wall Street on the left with tall, masted ships in the foreground. The last picture features the helicopter port on the East River which is next to the Wall Street ferry terminal.

Manhattan Monday 32 – Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge opened in 1909.   The main bridge is 3,725 feet long, the longest of the East River Bridges. The overall length of the bridge, including the Manhattan and Queens approaches, is 7,449 feet.

I haven’t been over or under it but I took two photos from the Empire State Building in 2013 which show it.

The bridge is to the right of the Chrysler building.

The bridge is to the right of the Chrysler building.

And showing more of the Brooklyn end.

Showing more of the Queensboro end.

There is a lookout at the end of East 55th Street which offers a lovely view of boat traffic on the East River and of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge just upstream. The lookout is only a few blocks from The Pod Hotel 51 (on East 51st!) where we stayed in both 2013 and 2015.

From a lookout at the end of East 55th Street, Manhattan.

New York City June 2013 – From a lookout at the end of East 55th Street, Manhattan.

 

Previous posts on Manhattan bridges can be found here: The Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.