Williamsburg Bridge

Opened in 1903. The Williamsburg Bridge connects Brooklyn and Manhattan with vehicular, subway, and pedestrian/ bicycle traffic.

The top photo shows a person walking on the pedestrian walkway under a tower of the Williamsburg Bridge.

The other two image show traffic coming from Manhattan into Brooklyn. The Williamsburg Bridge has a lot graffiti along the pedestrian walkway.

Freedom Tower to the Staten Island Ferry

A second night of photography. The other night I walked from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Staten Island Ferry Manhattan Terminal. Tonight I started at the Freedom Tower (now named One World Trade Center) and finished at the Staten Island Ferry Manhattan Terminal. Both walks were southbound. Each walk ended near the southern tip of Manhattan. The walk from the Brooklyn Bridge is the eastern side of Manhattan. Tonight’s walk started from the western side.

Battery Park and the Staten Island Ferry are located very near to the southern tip of Manhattan.

There are so many plaques, memorials, statues, artwork, and other places of interest that these photos are just a small part of what is located in Battery Park and the Esplanade.

One of my favorite images from this grouping is of the Korean War Memorial.

Photographs include:

Battery Park
Battery Park is a 25-acre public park located at the Battery, the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City, facing New York Harbor. The Battery is named for artillery batteries that were positioned there in the city’s early years in order to protect the settlement behind them. (Source: Wikipedia- Battery Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_Park)

Castle Clinton
Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton, once known as Castle Garden, is a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park. Over its active life, it has also functioned as a beer garden, exhibition hall, theater, public aquarium, and finally today as a national monument. (Source: Wikipedia- Castle Clinton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Clinton_National_Monument)

John Ericsson Statue
John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer. He is remembered for designing the ironclad USS Monitor.(Source: Wikipedia- John Ericsson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ericsson)
The statue of John Ericson holds a model of the USS Monitor in his hand.
USS Monitor was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United States Navy during the American Civil War. Source: Wikipedia- USS Monitor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Monitor)

American Merchant Mariners Memorial
The American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial was built in 1991. Designed by the sculptor Marisol Escobar, this memorial is located just south of Pier A on a rebuilt stone breakwater. It is a representation in bronze of four merchant seamen with their sinking vessel after it had been attacked by a U-boat in World War II. The design includes one of the seamen in the water, submerged with each high tide.
(Source: Wikipeida- City Pier A http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Merchant_Mariners%27_Memorial)

The great aspect of this memorial is as the high/ low tide change, the man’s head in the water is either above or below the tide water.

Korean War Memorial
This monument in Battery Park, north of Castle Clinton, honors military personnel who served in the Korean Conflict (1950-1953).
(Source: NYC Parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/about/history/veterans)

Battery Park Esplanade
The Esplanade runs the entire length of Battery Park City, along the Hudson River from Stuyvesant High School on the north end all the way south to Historic Battery Park.
(Source: http://www.batteryparkcity.org/page/popup/esplanade.html)

Freedom Tower (One WTC)
One World Trade Center (more simply known as 1 WTC, and formerly known as the Freedom Tower), is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan of New York City. The 105-story supertall skyscraper is being constructed in the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, occupying the location where the original 8-story 6 World Trade Center once stood.
(Source: Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_World_Trade_Center)

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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
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
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.