Cruising The East River & The Hudson River

One of the things that you have to do when you go to NYC, is take a cruise.  This is probably one of the best ways to see the skyline of NYC and learn a little about the history of the specific historical points in the waterways.

The photos below are in no particular order.  All were taken with the X-Pro1 and the 35mm.  Minor adjustments were done in NX2.

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Our cruise left from Pier 16 which is situated in downtown Manhattan.

I would not usually do this, but i have to give a plug for the guys & gals who ran this cruise.  Here is the link to their website: http://www.circlelinedowntown.com/tours/zephyr

The crew made it an enjoyable and relaxing tour.

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Seems like everyone has a boat.  Here is an NYPD boat.  I also saw an FDNY boat and a US Coast Guard boat.

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Below is the Brooklyn Bridge.  We all see this bridge in all the movies and TV shows that take place in NYC.

Just to the left of the bridge, you will find the neighborhood of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.  The Manhattan bridge can just be seen at the far left of the photo).

An interesting fact:  DUMBO has the highest concentration (25%, making for 10, 000 jobs) of tech firms in NYC.

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This is going under the Brooklyn Bridge.

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A nice view of the new World Trade Center.

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Another view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Here is a helicopter that just took off from the heliport.  Not sure if these helicopters were strictly for sightseeing or if they were flying big-wigs across the river.  Either way, they kept on buzzing back & forth across the river.

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Here is the ferry terminal for Governors Island.

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Below is the Staten Island ferry terminal, which is right next to the Governors Island ferry terminal pictured in the above photo.

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The US Coast Guard.

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The new World Trade Center just dominates the skyline in this photo.

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I guess this is where you park your yacht before going to your job on Wall Street.

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These last two photos are of the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.

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It was a great day. Thanks for looking.

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