Brooklyn Monday 1

To finish off my Monday posts on New York City I have a few photos of Brooklyn which I’ll spread over three weeks.  It just doesn’t have the same ring as Manhattan Monday, of which there were 49.

The East River Ferry – previous post here –  from the fall of 2014, also stopped a couple of times on the Brooklyn side of the East River.

Brooklyn's industrial waterfront from the East River Ferry.

Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront from the East River Ferry.

Brooklyn's industrial waterfront from the East River Ferry.

Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront from the East River Ferry.

We made a Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour of Brooklyn in June of 2015 and stayed on the bus the whole time – except to hop off for water and a comfort break.  These two photos were taken from the top of the bus when it stopped to give us a view of Manhattan from just off the Manhattan bridge.

Brooklyn waterfront park and recreation area and a view of Manhattan

Brooklyn waterfront park and recreation area and a view of Manhattan

Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn waterfront.

Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn waterfront.

 

 

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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.