Just got back from a visit to the Big Apple, but an update on the significant storm that dropped 2 to 3 inches of rain on Saturday evening (October 21st), exactly one week after the Microburst Storm of the previous Saturday evening, is to come yet. After all, no major storm event in the Lawrence area will be overlooked on this blog, no matter what. Not to mention the following two days of strong northwest winds. So, stay tuned..
South tip of Manhattan, complete with a beacon atop the World Trade Center. The US Coast Guard provides added safety to our Staten Island Ferry ride. DTG: 3:40 PM EDT, Thursday, October 19th, 2017.
Thursday, October 19th, 3:43 PM EDT: On the ferry (free!) from Manhattan to Staten Island, looking north toward the south tip of Manhattan, including the World Trade Center and Brooklyn Bridge (and a persistently trailing seagull).
As we used to say back in my Navy days, ‘Give me some liberty!’
October 22nd, 11:43 AM: The FlatIron Building from Madison Square Park. Built in 1902, it is 22 stories and 307 feet high. It was never the highest building in NYC. At the time, the 391-foot Park Row Building, built in 1899, held the top spot in the city. The striking aspect of this structure, however, has always been its shear vertical rise off the street, rather than being built on a larger base as was more typical at the time.
Also from Madison Square Park, looking north is the Empire State Building. This 102 story structure has a roof height of 1,250 feet. Built in 1931, it was the tallest building in NYC until 1970 when the original World Trade Center north tower was completed.
At 7:32 PM EDT, October 22nd, as seen from the East River pier near the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Bridge leads into Manhattan, as seen from the Brooklyn side of the East River.