Brooklyn Bridge to the Staten Island Ferry

A winter walk from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal along South Street. Along the way taking photographs. It was unseasonal warm this Friday night and surprisingly few people out in this area which includes the South Street Sea Port.
Below the photographs is more information regarding each location.

A breakdown of the locations that are depicted in the photographs:

Brooklyn Bridge (in the background are the Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge)
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. (Source: Wikipedia.org)

Deutsche Bank 9/11 Memorial Fountain
Deutsche Bank 9/11 Memorial Fountain commemorates bank employees who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, and, more abstractly, take the place of the fountain at the base of the former Deutsche Bank building at 130 Liberty Street. That fountain, the setting of Ophelia’s drowning in the 2000 movie version of “Hamlet,” was destroyed on 9/11. (Source: NYTimes.com)

FDNY Engine Company 4\ Ladder Company 15 and their 9/11 Plaque

Police Museum of NYC

Elevated Acre
Located at 55 Water Street (between Old Slip and Broad Street), the Elevated Acre offers views of the East River, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn Heights.

Vietnam Memorial NYC
www.vietnamveteransplaza.com
A quarter of a million New Yorkers answered the call to serve during the Vietnam War. This memorial to their bravery and sacrifice recognizes their service and preserves the names and voices of a generation.

Staten Island Ferry Terminal
www.siferry.com
The Staten Island Ferry provides 20 million people a year (60,000 passengers a day not including weekend days) with ferry service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan. The ferry is the only non-vehicular mode of transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan.

Tribute in Light 2011 (September 10)

Photographs of the Tribute in Light taken on the night of September 10th into the early morning hours of September 11th after the lights were turned off.
The top photo was taken when the Tribute in Light was shining bright and the second photo was taken when the Tribute in Light was turned off after the first photo.

The planned day for the all night light memorial is September 11.

Tribute in Light 2010 (Brooklyn Bridge Park)

This image was taken on September 11, 2010 from the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn around 7:50pm. The upward lights shining high from Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge is the Tribute in Light. Each beam of light represents a tower from the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

The Tribute in Light first ran as a temporary installation from March 11 to April 14, 2002. The Tribute in Light was launched again in 2003 to mark the second anniversary of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. As of 2010,  the Tribute in Light has been repeated every year on September 11. In 2009 it was confirmed that the Tribute in Light would continue through to the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks in 2011. (Source: Wikipedia- Tribute in Light)

The Brooklyn Bridge Park is located on the Brooklyn waterfront of the East River. It is located north of the Brooklyn Bridge and sits between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. The views of both bridges are fantastic. According to the Brooklyn Bridge Park website:  “Brooklyn Bridge Park is often referred to as the “Main Street Lot” because it used to be a parking lot! The city now manages this park area and playground. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy oversees other nearby Brooklyn waterfront locations.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Main Street Lot is operated by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Personal Statement:

Many, many thanks goes out to Fred of Foto Care. Foto Care is located in NYC and from their website:

“At Foto Care, we are extremely passionate about photography but even more passionate about the lifelong journey that photographers embark on. We will do absolutely everything we can to support that journey.” http://fotocare.com/

This is a very truthful statement.

Links:

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Wikipedia- Tribute in Light

Performing Arts Collective of New York City (360)

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