Located aside the Hudson River, the Englewood Boat Basin is on the New Jersey side, a few miles north of the George Washington Bridge.
The icy wind assured there would be no “old friends” on these park benches,
just “cold as bones” trees silhouetted before the bridge, and Manhattan beyond.
More images shortly, as twilight and park police crept forth.
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This Post contains 9 images, taken today, Sunday, 9/14/14
A small gem of a park atop the Palisades.
The view is awesome.
Across the Hudson River, midtown and north. Note the new and very tall “residential” skyscrapers now beginning to dominate the skyline to the left.
Cruise ships berth right against Manhattan, as seen from Hamilton Park.
A view slightly south: the Chrysler Building, left; Times Square area buried within, just to its right; and the Empire State Building.
Four miles down-river stands the Freedom Tower.
This wide view shows the tower in lower Manhattan; Jersey City to the right; and lower pathways and view spots in the park (foreground.) Jeanne is talking to a friend, Linda, on the bench.
Looking down river with my telephoto lens, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge is almost 12 miles to the south. Just beyond and left (out of sight,) the Atlantic Ocean.
It was a nice day for a visit to this special little place.
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Many years ago, I spent idle time at work, figuring where one would have to be to see the sun rise directly behind the Empire State Building. This morning, I braved the 14 deg, weather, ice and snow to do it again. I missed.
The quarter-mile path to the exact spot was choked with snow and closed.
However, below is the original, a little lacking in sharpness as I shot through a monocular back in the (gulp!) seventies!
With yet another snow storm due tomorrow night, I think I’ll wait for next year to try again.
Images from Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, New Jersey