Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Staten Island and lower Manhattan

We started the day with the ferry journey to Staten Island and back. The service operates 109 times a day and is similar to Sydney's Manly Ferry except that the 25 minutes journey is free and the ferries are a very distinctive orange colour.

Photos from the trip.

The ferry terminal on Manhattan
The Battery and the southern tip of Manhattan
From Staten Island a cruise ship approaches Manhattan
Passing another ferry on our return trip
Back on Manhattan we started a long walk through the lower districts of the island.

Broadway at its southern end/beginning
New York 'suits' smoking in the financial district
A famous street
New York Stock Exchange
We stopped for lunch at this 24 hour diner in the Tribeca district. The burgers were delicious.


Huge dog, small minder
SoHo
SoHo
Greenwich Village
Apartment building @ Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park
Fifth Avenue
Diner on Fifth Avenue
Flatiron Building on 5th Avenue & 23rd Street
Finally weariness hit us and we detoured to the 23rd Street subway to catch the train home.

23rd Street Uptown platform

8 comments:

  1. Great photos. The Washington Square apartment building is a curious beast. It appears to a mix of architectural styles. The ferries are huge and yet still run so many trips. Staten Island must be very busy. A couple of the 'suits' look rather good.

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    1. Thanks Andrew. The ferry seems to be very efficient. I'm not sure whether Staten Island is busy - it didn't seem that way in our entire half hour on the island (they make you get off rather than stay on for the return journey) - but as a free journey it is a great way to obtain a fantastic sightseeing tour.

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  2. Both those diners looked very inviting. Nice shots!

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    1. Do you miss your US style diners, wcs?

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  3. Bringing back fond memories of my trip there in 2011. Really enjoyed New York, stayed in Chelsea.

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    1. Allan, I like that part of town. We are staying in upper midtown which means a lot of subway travel but also gives us breaks from the tourist crowds.

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  4. Flatiron Building is amazing I have never seen that before.

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    1. Gosia, the Flatiron Building often is shown in movies and television shows set in New York.

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