4-22-14 Earth Day

It is earth day today. It seems to me that it has become very commercial and has lost its original impetus. I may just be cranky due to lack of sleep so don’t quote me.

On Sunday when I was down at South Ferry and Battery Park, the fishermen were out in force.

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This little beauty was 33″

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Not a bad view while you wait…RSJohnson_Hudson_1404200022

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11-1-12 Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown

I took a walk from 14th and 7th down to South Ferry today, mainly along the river. South Ferry is the southern tip of Manhattan, where you pick up the Staten Island Ferry (not running) and Liberty Tour ships (not running) as well as the terminus of the “1” train (not running this far south) and the “N” and “R” trains (they officially stop at Whitehall – “N” trains not running this far south and “R” trains running only in Brooklyn).

I took the “1” to Penn Station, then a random bus to 14th Street.

Walk with me.

New York Water – W14th Street near 8th Avenue

The Downtown Whitney construction site (according to several passersbye)

Don’t ask…

Chevy’s are survivors

Battery Park

North Meadow – Battery Park City. No power but keeping things watered…

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A lot of fishermen out today. Despite strong warnings of pollution in The Hudson and the Harbor, they were all intending to eat what they caught.

Fish on the line

The South Ferry area took a major hit

Waiting area for Liberty Boat

Army Corps of Engineers is all over the place

Penn Station as it has never been seen

4-16-12 South Ferry/Battery Park

“One swallow does not make a summer,
neither does one fine day;
similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”

Aristotle

It was a beautiful summer day. True it is only April but I don’t know what else you could call a sunny day with temps in the mid/high 80’s. So as the day’s work ended I headed down to South Ferry and Battery Park.

Walk with me. I started at South Ferry (the transit station where you pick up the Staten Island Ferry) and walked Northwest up to the World Financial Center and back.

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