A few weeks ago, I was visiting Coney Island on a lovely spring day, and I got some great pictures of locations that happen to be important in Dreams of the Boardwalk. I’ve set them up on their own page on my author page. Check it out!
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So last Saturday was my sister’s birthday, or at least it was the day we celebrated it, and we celebrated it by gathering with a few of her friends for lunch at South Street Seaport Smorgasburg. The original plan was to play a bit of mini golf after, but with the Sun beating down, my sister changed her mind. Wisest thing for her really; she burns even easier than I do.
Instead, Red Molly and I set out for a walk in the park. Specifically, we walked up the East River Greenway to 34th Street, then crossed the island to get on the A line for home. A good six mile walk or so, which is a good thing, since I ate far too much during the festivities. Along the way, I got some marvelous shots looking out from the Lower East Side, and I thought I would share.
First, the very beginning of our journey, right at the southern point of Manhattan, by South Street Seaport.
The path you see is the Greenway itself, and most of you will recognize the Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground. Here’s a picture of it taken looking across the river to Brooklyn.
In the background in the Manhattan Bridge. Here’s a better look at that.
A little further up, where Greenway widens into a rather lovely park, we passed this rather lovely amphitheatre:
I don’t know if it has a name. I looked for a plaque, but didn’t find one. It was under repair, so maybe I’ll be able to find one on a later visit.
Next, an interesting view of the Williamsburg Bridge:
Then just a few more pictures of the Greenway itself as we neared the end of our journey at 34th street:
It’s easy to get lost in the concrete canyons living day to day in this city. Easy to forget that beauty like this is part of New York. But as much as we love it, the Greenway is just a park. Red Molly and I saw something much more unusual this past weekend. A true hidden corner of New York. Stay tuned.
So here we are at our second installment of Red Molly’s Pictures of New York. Unlike the first installment, where the pictures were taken over the course of a month or so, these were all taken on the same day, when we went for a walk on the Greenway.
That marina is one of the things that has made Inwood fashionable in a way it never was before. Until recently, it was just an extension of Washington Heights. Before that, it was a working-class Irish and Jewish neighborhood. Now, all the young up-and-coming people are moving in here, diners are turning into upscale restaurant/nightclubs, and improvements are being made that probably never would have been if this neighborhood was still poor.
So I’m starting a new feature here at Dreams of the Shining Horizon. Red Molly recently got a new phone, with a much better camera function than her old one. Since then, she’s been taking pictures all around the city, whenever we go on walkabout, and it turns out that she not only has a good eye, but a talent for capturing moments and scenes that are uniquely New York. So, without further ado: