Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cityscapes from the East River Ferry


If you liked the view of the Chrysler Building in my last post, you will probably like this photo's perspective.



Or how about this photo of the Empire State Building rising above all the buildings on 34th Street?



Or this view across the East River of the United Nations Headquarters Building?


All of those views of the Manhattan skyline were taken from the New York City borough with the best panoramic views of all -- Brooklyn! 



To see them all yourself, all you have to do is take a ride on the East River Ferry over from Manhattan to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.....


...or visa versa.


The Williamsburg Bridge and the lower Manhattan skyline can also be seen in the distance from this ferry stop vantage point. The tall building under construction in the right of the photo above is the new World Trade Center One.



New York Waterway's East River Ferry provides frequent, reliable service that connects Manhattan with various destinations in Brooklyn, Queens and Governor's Island.



Prices at this time are as low as $4 for a one way ticket to $12 for an all day pass with hop-on hop-off access to all terminals. It's a wonderful way to travel and a unique way to see the city. I hope you hop on board the next time you visit!



I'm linking this post to the following blog events:
Watery Wednesday
Skywatch Friday
Potpourri Friday

Many thanks to all the blog hosts!


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49 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi, Pat. You share the most interesting things. I'm going to add this to my list for my next NY visit. ~ Sarah

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

A great collection of photos AND sights to visit.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great pictures Pat...they are so clear and crisp! My last job in New York was one block away from the Empire State Building and Macy's. I had an office with the most amazing views, making the late nights a little less painful. The lights at night were quite a sight...beautiful!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love these pictures. I am really looking forward to my trip to NYC in November. I don't know how much we'll get to see but I'll be there!

eyesonme2world said...

Nice view~
Happy Wednesday~

Ginny said...

You are a master of taking pictures of these big skyscrapers, and these are great. They are probably just like everyday scenes to you, but believe me we have nothing like this here! I love the light and shadows in the first picture.

Sue said...

Hi Pat....that boat goes right past daughters apartment...I took a picture of it last time I was in town...

Kris said...

I hope I get to hop on very soon!!! Beautiful city scapes!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Thanks for the ride, Pat!! Such a beautiful skyline!! One of these days... blessings ~ tanna

Vee said...

It looks cool out on the water, but oh the views! Ferrying makes me feel a little unsettled. You?

Our local weatherman made a great big deal over the fact that NYC temps reached 56F today while ours never went above 34F. =)

podso said...

So is the SI Ferry still 25 cents? It was 10 cents when I used to ride it! Thanks for the great views!!

Beth said...

What a fun post, Pat! It brings back good memories for me of my trip to NY this summer. Thanks!
Hugs, Beth

Indrani said...

These are such GRAND captures. Great glimpses! Thank you for showing.

The Tablescaper said...

Love your views! I'm such a huge NYC fan.

- The Tablescaper

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those are great views of New York. The $4 seems like a bargain.

Lovella ♥ said...

I don't think we took this ferry but we were very glad we took the water tour of the area. We could have never have seen all we did in the limited time we had from land alone.

It is so beautiful that skyline. Thanks for that ferry ride.
I would also like to report it is a lot cheaper than a ride across to Vancouver Island fromt the mainland here.

But don't let that stop you from a visit.

M.Kate said...

Hello Pat, we are at the tail end of our Chinese New year here. As usual, I enjoy this virtual tour. Did I tell you that my girls aspire to go to New York one day...well, me too. Happy week my friend, hugs and love/ MK

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thansk everyone!

Podso: The Staten Island ferry is FREE!! It has been for quite a few years--it is NYC's best bargain! :)

Ciao Chow Linda said...

New York is a photographer's playground Pat and you captured some beautiful shots. OK, so Brooklyn has some great vantage points, but us New Jerseyans would argue we've got some terrific ones too.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love those gorgeous skyline shots!

ellen b. said...

Looked like a beautiful day to ride the ferry and take these great skyline photos!

Pondside said...

That looks like the best sort of hop-on-hop-off tour! I love your views of New York, but most of all I love your narrative - you are the best tour guide!

Riet said...

More wonderful New York photo's Pat. Great views from the hop on hop off ferry. New York is beautiful.
Have a lovely day

Ola said...

This is a big city!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cool pics Pat! Looks like you chose a great day to ride the ferry. Nice to see the new WTC progress:@)

Old Kitty said...

In London, I love travelling leisurely by boat along the river Thames!! You do see the bestest most wonderful views of the city - in a most relaxed way and far far far from all the city noise and traffic!

Oh I jusst know if ever I do hop across the pond - this will be my first and bestest way to see this wonderful City's vistas! Take care
x

diane b said...

Great views. Love the Chrysler and Empire state buildings, especially with the blue sky in the background. When we were there the buildings were shrouded in fog.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

There is this logo that has been around for decades, and after viewing your images I must say....

ready?

I ♥ NY!!!!!


My Wednesday post: FROM A DISTANCE Hope you can find time to drop by to visit with me.

podso said...

Oh! I don't think I knew that or at least remembered! That was our favorite "date" when we were in college.

:-)

coco said...

Great sky buildings like Tokyo.

Claudia said...

I think the Chrysler Building is one of the more elegant buildings in NYC. I've never done that ferry. Will be coming to NYC end of March and hope to do a whirlwind tour of Brooklyn. Trying to figure out what I absolutely must see!

Pie Lady Pat said...

Terrific pictures. Look at that blue sky! We took the tourist boat ride around Manhattan once and I highly recommend it... it was so much fun and historically interesting. Thanks for the great post.

Kim, USA said...

Someday I will visit New York! ^_^

Watery Wednesday

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi, Sorry I haven't been around this week. We have been traveling and taking more photos... Hope you are having a great week.

Great photos. Sounds like a great ride ---and oh--that view!!!! WOW!!!! The price is right also...Love it.. Thanks.

Hugs,
Betsy

Cathy said...

I haven't been to NYC in at least 15 years and would love to visit again. There is nothing like the skyline of Manhatten. On my last visit I took a Circle Line tour and loved the sights. It was fun getting so close to the Statue of Liberty.

Tracy said...

Ah, nothing like a little view around NYC's splendid skylines to lift the spirits. :o) Thanks, Pat! ((HUGS))

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

If I ever get to NYC...I will feel like I have already seen some of the highlights, I'm sure! Thanks for being our most informative tour guide...and sharing all the interesting bits and pieces.

Yvette said...

This really sounds like a fun thing to do. A while back I went to the city in the afternoon to meet my brother and on the way home we took a ferry from Man. to NJ. It was dark though and cold, so we had to stay inside.

But I still loved it.

When I was a kid we used to take the Staten Island Ferry back and forth to go swimming in a big Staten Island municipal pool. We lived near South Ferry, so it was just a hop, skip and a jump.

Love your photos, Pat. The buildings in the skyline all look so razor sharp somehow.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I never get tired of seeing photographs of New York City, nor reading your wonderful posts. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on the new blog. Such a lovely and talented groups of women, I am honored to be part of their team.

Happy Friday. I love the inside of the Chrysler Building. It's amazing.
Karen

TheDeeZone said...

Have a great weekend.

Al said...

This is a great idea - I've ridden on ferries in other cities like Seattle just for the views, but never in NYC. I will have to do that next time I'm there.

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Regina said...

Hi Pat. Beautiful place!
Thank you for sharing.

Have a great weekend.

Regina

Tara said...

Hi Pat

My son is living on the Lower East Side off Delancey and i often find myself on the Williamsburg--no tolls into NYC! Yes! But what a great little neighborhood once you're off the bridge!

eileeninmd said...

Great post and tour of New York. I love the views of the skyscrapers. Wonderful photos, have a great weekend!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice post and shots.

Regards and best wishes

Honey at 2805 said...

What a beautiful day in New York! Thank you for sharing your lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

La Petite Gallery said...

You take the best photo's, I wish mine came out this nice. We did the Statan Isle ferry. Great views of Manhattan.
yvonne

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Fabulous photos, as always.