Our trip to New York a few years ago coincided with a heat wave. It was too hot to think or walk far from the iced coffee stalls in Central Park, or the cooling air conditioned corridors of the Met. The other best place to be was riding the Staten Island Ferry. Nice breeze. Stunning views of Manhattan and dead cheap.
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25 thoughts on “Manhattan From The Staten Island Ferry”
These are both glorious captures, Tish. Really love the view and clarity. Thank you so much.
So glad you like the views, Paula.
The heat didn’t stop you taking a great photo! Gorgeous image
Thank you , Debbie. I was lucky with the light.
Another great view. So many stories in the picture. Each building representing the owner’s journey.
Human cities look so beautiful outwardly, though they are mostly places of agony within.
Thank you Tish.
Hello, Peter. You are so right about the hardship and ugliness behind city facades, but I was amazed how at home I felt in Manhattan. It was not a feeling I had expected as we walked its many streets.
Manhattan was “non plus ultra” for me ,too…
Love your terrific photos. Tish !
As in temperatures, Tish! 🙂 🙂 They haven’t really reached us in the north east. Just the torrential rain and thunderstorms 🙂 Off to the Algarve later today so I’ll melt! You’ve got me singing ‘I’ll take Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island too….’ but I can’t remember who recorded it.
Happy hols, Jo, and please send some of your rain this way before you go 🙂
I’m dragging it along with me Tish. Anything to oblige. At the airport pub now x
You are a good egg, Jo. Cheers!
This brought back many memories of my New York days.
Thank you for posting. Great photograph …
Happy days in NYC – that’s good to hear, Isadora.
Yes, a long long time ago. Nearly 30 years.
Great view of the city and where I’d like best to view it: from a good distance. 🙂
I think I agree with you 🙂
Some years ago, I was there for a weekend and while it was interesting and full of life, I was so glad to leave the massive canyons formed by the buildings and back to a lot more open green spaces.
Canyons is the right word, Janet. It’s probably why we spent so much time in Central Park.
I understand completely. 🙂
My grandfather used to ride the ferry on hot days. Ah, New York in the summer!
It used to be — when I was a lass — a great (cheap) place for a date. Where else could you get a boat ride — in two directions — for less than 50 cents? Now, I think it’s free. A straight up tourist attraction. Still a wonderful little boat ride!
When we ride the ferry my daughter and I almost froze to bits! My hands went numb taking photos. Just an unusual cold snap in spring.
I can only imagine how cold you felt. All that open water and icy wind. Brrr.