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.