The photos I'm showing you today, were actually taken on a visit we made to NYC last summer, that I never had an opportunity to blog about. I wanted to share them with you now, as taking a ride on the NY Waterway Ferry is a wonderfully affordable way to see some of the sights of New York from the East River, plus it is a nice way to cool off on a hot summer day.
My friends and I picked up the East River Ferry in Brooklyn Bridge Park. I blogged about Brooklyn Bridge Park when I lived in Brooklyn--click here to read that post. It is definitely worth a visit if you travel to New York City, as it has many new attractions and features and magnificent views of lower Manhattan.
The ferry has a nice topside seating area which allows one to have a good view of both sides of the river and enjoy some cool breezes.
It's always fun to sail under the bridges! First we sailed under the Brooklyn Bridge.....
...and saw the lower Manhattan skyline receding in the background.
Next, we sailed under the Manhattan Bridge.
The river is always full of both commercial and recreational vehicles.
We sailed past Jane's Carousel located in Brooklyn Bridge Park--you can read about a visit I made to this wonderful attraction on my blog on this link.
The American flag at the end of the ferry made a nice focal point with the city skyline behind it.
The next bridge we sailed under on the East River was the Williamsburg Bridge.
There has been a lot of new growth on the Brooklyn side of the river in this area, as you can see by the large condominium complex above.
People were waiting on the dock to board the ferry.
A good view of the Empire State building
The midtown Manhattan skyline.
We were now approaching Hunters Point South Park and Pier in Long Island City.
It looked like a beautiful place to relax by the water....
...and enjoy the views!
The United Nations building in the middle of the photo above.
Many more high condos along the Long Island City shore. I stayed on the ferry for the entire round trip and it soon turned around at this point.
A view of the very ornate top of the Chrysler building on our trip back to Brooklyn Bridge Park
Back to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Ferry stop...
...where again, we had a wonderful view of the lower Manhattan skyline. You can see the different ferry routes New York Waterways offers on this link. The East River Ferry website is here, and the fare rates can be viewed here.
As always, I enjoyed my trip to New York City and will show a little more of what I did on some future posts. Now it is good to be home again in Colorado. We are having a bit of a heat wave here--how has the weather been where you are?
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