Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Hey kids, wanna ride the Tickler (?!?!)
Coney Island Stillwell Avenue Station Entrance
Nathan's from the subway
Photos taken near Stillwell and Surf Avenues, Brooklyn, NY, on January 10, 2013.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
PATH Station Platform
Former PSNJ Trolley Tracks on Hudson Place
Metro-North Train 43 to Port Jervis, NY awaiting passengers
Lower Manhattan as seen through glass block
Ferries to New York
Entrance off Warrington Plaza
Lower Manhattan as seen from Erie-Lackawanna Park
Erie-Lackawanna Ferry Terminal as seen from Erie-Lackawanna Park
View towards midtown Manhattan at sunrise
Clock tower (built in 2007 to replace the original which was dismantled in the 1950s)
Built in 1907 as a terminus for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, the New Jersey Transit Hoboken Terminal serves as a major transportation hub for those travelling from west of the Hudson River to Manhattan. Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) trains connect to the Herald Square area at 33rd Street, NJ Transit buses connect to the Port Authority Bus Terminal near 42nd Street and NY Waterway ferries connect to Wall Street and the World Financial Center. These are fed by 7 commuter rail and light rail lines from the Jersey side, some of which travel over 2 hours just to reach Hoboken.
Photos taken along Hudson Place and in Erie-Lackawanna Park in Hoboken, NJ on January 7, 2013.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
A Roosevelt Island-bound tram with the Ed Koch/Queensboro/59th Street/Feelin' Groovy Bridge in the background
Roosevelt Island from above the East River
Tram above Second Avenue, Manhattan
Built in 1976, the Roosevelt Island Tramway connects its namesake island to Manhattan at the corner of Second Avenue and 60th Street on the Upper East Side. It parallels the Queensboro Bridge, which was recently renamed in honour of former New York mayor Ed Koch, and is one of only two ways on or off the island that doesn't involve nautical navigation. A one-way trip costs the same as a ride on the bus or subway, $2.25, and takes about 3 minutes. More info on the tramway can be found here.
Photos taken on January 9, 2013 on Roosevelt Island, above the East River and on Second Avenue in New York City, NY.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Metropolitan Transit Authority had to transport several trains by truck and barge to the line which runs along Rockaway Freeway in an attempt to connect residents in the Rockaway Park area to shuttle buses which connect to the new 'end of the line' near JFK Airport. Normally, trains run from either end of the line, over Jamaica Bay, to the main "A" line which travels to Brooklyn and Manhattan. Now, previously-disconnected neighbourhoods are joined together by the "H" train which runs back and forth, free of charge, between Beach 90th Street station and Far Rockaway station. It's interesting that the two ends of the line seem to have very different demographics which are now 'forced' to share space in Far Rockaway while transferring to or from the shuttle buses to the mainland, rather than take their separate trains to their separate termini.
Photos taken in the Rockaways, Queens, NY on January 8, 2013.
Here is a link to a WNBC-TV report on the success of the "H" line and related relief efforts.