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.

Manhattan Monday 31 – Manhattan Bridge

Empire State Building NYC June 2013

Empire State Building NYC June 2013

The bridge in the photo above is the Manhattan Bridge, the middle of three (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg: BMW) bridges spanning the East River.

Last week I showed the Brooklyn Bridge, but forgot to mention that it had been completed in 1883;  of course Wikipedia can provide more information if you’re curious.

These three shots of the Manhattan bridge, opened in 1909, were taken from the East River ferry as we approached the bridge and passed under it. In the first, the Brooklyn bridge is in the background.

 

Manhattan Bridge

New York City – Manhattan Bridge

Under the Manhattan Bridge on the East River Ferry

Under the Manhattan Bridge on the East River Ferry

 

Under the bridge on the East River Ferry.

Under the bridge on the East River Ferry. New York City Sony RX100M3

And this final photo was taken in June of 2015:

Manhattan Bridge from the roof of a tour bus.

Manhattan Bridge from the roof of a tour bus.