The South Street Seaport (and here for Wikipedia) is a going concern in Manhattan where Fulton Street meets the East River. It includes Pier 17 and buildings around and landward of it. It appears from the website link that it will look very different by 2017. I must visit again!
South Street Seaport Museum
In 2014 there was a museum, some nautical craftwork and a ship, the name of which I did not note. We tend to be walking tourists rather than gawking tourists so we didn’t go into the museum.
South Street Seaport Museum buildings
The sign reads: “WORK IN PROGRESS – Figurehead for the ….” and the rest seems to have been rubbed out!
A ship in need of a figurehead?
On the riverside itself, near the ferry terminal, was this service, positively reinforcing the idea of carrying your own water bottle.
New York City – The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island
Strictly speaking, this isn’t Manhattan. But we got on a Hop-On-Hop-Off ferry cruise at Pier 11 near Wall Street in Manhattan and got off the ferry cruise near West 38th Street in Manhattan, so I’m calling it Manhattan. (There was no hopping or plopping off anywhere except the termini.)
The only way to get to Liberty Island (formerly Bedloe’s Island) is by using the Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Ferry system. Private vessels are not allowed to dock at Liberty and Ellis Islands. We cruised by and had a lovely view of all the tourists waiting in line.
That sailboat is almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty!
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was the sculptor of Liberty Enlightening the World (the original name) which was built by Gustave Eiffel. (He of the tower.) It was a gift to the United States from the people of France and dedicated on October 28, 1886. So it will be 130 this year.
New York City – entrance to Chinatown from the top of a tour bus.
This statue of Lin Zexu is in Chatham Square, where 8 streets meet. Lin Zexu was not given much attention until well into the twentieth century, but is now seen as a National hero for Chinese people; no fewer than three films have been made on his role in the Opium Wars; and he is now one of the symbols of modern China’s resistance to European imperialism.
New York City – Chinatown as seen from the elevated offramp from the Manhattan Bridge.
These photos, from June 2015, were taken from the top of a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Brooklyn. The tour left from Foley Square in Manhattan – at least I think that’s right – it took us long enough to find it on the day! The first photo was before we reached the Manhattan Bridge, the second as we were coming off the bridge on the way back.
I now have a dilemma. Whether to show shots of Brooklyn on Manhattan Monday, because Brooklyn is not in Manhattan. Maybe Brooklyn can wait.