2003. We got
to Secaucus, New Jersey, just west of New York City around noon,
but it was too early to check into our motel, so the old folks
decided to hop the bus and head into New York City for the
afternoon, and most of us guys decided to take a nap in the van,
except that Ty and Sniffy decided to go and check it out.
When they got to the Port Authority Bus Station, they bought a
couple of 1 day subway passes and caught the subway train that
goes to Brooklyn Heights, so they could go and check out the
Photo #1 shows the bus ride into
New York City from Secaucus, New Jersey, through the Lincoln
Photo #2 shows a sign promising
cell phone reception in the Lincoln Tunnels and Holland
said that Jim's dad and his Uncle Joe rode their motorcycles
through the Holland Tunnel when it opened on November 13, 1927,
the first 2 motorcycles to do so.
Photo #3 shows a sign directing
visitors to the path to the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge from
the Brooklyn side of the East River, while photo #4 shows the
Photo #5 shows the stairs up to
the level of the Brooklyn
Bridge pedestrian pathway, which is part of the original
construction in 1883. (The picture is a little blurry, so
don't adjust your computer).
Photo #6 shows the east end of
the bridge, looking westward toward Manhattan. It was
Sunday afternoon, so there were a lot of people there, plus
there was something being filmed there, so there were a lot of
production people on the bridge. And, there was a bicycle
race, motorcycle run for something, and a run for the cure
taking place in the city, so it was a reel zoo as people were
trying to get in and others were trying to get out.
Photo #7 shows the relatively
deserted middle section of the bridge, and if you click on the
photo, you will be able to see Sniffy and Ty sitting on the
bench in the foreground.
Photo #8 shows some of the auto
traffic on the west end of the bridge.
Photo #9 shows the twisted
chimney in the City Hall Park, probably caused by a hurricane
that tore down the house and twisted the chimney a long time
Photo #10 shows Ty and Sniffy on
the bus trip back to Secaucus, New Jersey. They're a
little out of focus cuz they're so tired.
Photo #11 shows the Verizon Guy
checking cell phone reception on the roof of a big
building..."Can you hear me now?"
Photo #12 shows the Flatiron
Building from the pointed end at 23rd Street and Broadway.
We couldn't get a tour cuz they don't do that.
Photo #13 shows some of the
mosaic tile work in the subway stations. These tiles were
installed as part of a program during the depression to create
Photo #14 shows the main waiting
room in Grand Central Station. We saw one of the entrance
doors which said "Track 117," so it is still a very
Photos #15 and #16 show more
examples of the mosaic tile work.
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