Since I was in two states today…I think we will have more than one picture…
This has been a weekend full of misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and all around miscommunication and that is just what I am hearing on the streets.
I am told it was a beautiful morning. By the time I got out it was overcast, still warm though, and quite windy. I had planned to walk up to the Bridge and Lighthouse and back but on an impulse decided to walk the bridge to Fort Lee Historic Park because in all my time in NYC I had never done that. I know, a bit odd but so it goes. I know people who have lived in NYC for decades who have never done the Statue or the Empire State Building. I hadn’t been to Ellis Island until my daughter’s field trip several years ago.
The first thing I noticed this time was the Suicide Prevention Lifeline sign Take 5 To Save Lives at the entrance to the Bridge. There is also one on the NJ side. I don’t know if it is new or that I somehow have never noticed it before. When I got on the bridge it was windy! Easily 15mph faster than on the entrance walk. I had about 10 pounds of gear in a shoulder bag and the damn thing kept trying to blow onto the road.
Fort Lee Historic Park has clearly had a rough winter. Outdoor exhibits are run down,
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the visitor center was closed because of “NO WATER”`but the views of the river, NYC and upriver were wonderful. The only unfortunate element were the couples arguing all over the park. I heard 4 in less than an hour. I guess the idea was to get it out of the house and into the wild. That was counterbalanced by the deer in the “woods”.
20 yards to the river and maybe 50 yards to a 40 story+ apartment building
As I started to walk back I noticed that the Jersey side has a “No Photography” sign at the Bridge entrance. The NYC side does not…
I am from New York.
A warm and sunny day. 2pm above the Hudson River. The plane flew, very slowly, from the Harbor to the George Washington Bridge on the New York side of the river than turned and came down the New Jersey side.
Took the “A” up to 181 and walked on the iciest footbridge and path in the city today just to get to the Little Red Lighthouse and under the bridge. I arrived at a good time as the Hudson was flowing upstream.
The other times I have been here I haven’t been able to get more than 10 feet north of the lighthouse. Today, the guard did not care that I went out on the rocks and north of the Coast Guard facility. For some reason, it was a completely exhilarating experience. I have to get my work blog done because only posting one picture today is really a problem…
Today was just a beautiful day in New York City. It was a bit cold and windy on the river but the sky was blue and the visibility was great. There were a lot of boats headed down towards the harbor. Trying to beat the storm maybe? Today ended my first month with the river. Tomorrow I will post this blog and go “live”. It has been a great experience for me so far. I hope you enjoy looking back at my first month and stay with me as I move through the year.
This was the little storm that followed the post Christmas snow. While we only got a couple of inches Bloomberg made sure that all the plows were out before flake one.
Today is the first day I really regret the one picture a day rule. I was on the NY Waterway ferries at 8:30, snow was swirling, fog was everywhere, the river was in a gray out and I have some really good shots but I hopped the 1 train up to the George Washington Bridge and that is where today’s shot comes from. The wind was howling up on top of the bridge, snow kept changing direction, keeping my lens dry enough to shoot was a major challenge and I frequently could not even see the river below. I was there for about 45 minutes and only saw one other person. He was crossing from New Jersey to the city. We met right in the middle of the bridge, held eye contact just long enough to communicate “are you nuts – why are you here” and moved on.