Sunday, August 25, 2013

Paddling The Hudson

Ed took this picture of two people stand up paddleboarding on the Hudson River.  There was a lot of activity out there - sailboats, tour boats, speedboats, ducks

In the background of the photo you can see the enormous, abandoned Marine Aviation building which sits on Pier 57, which has been called an engineering marvel

New York City has big plans for the pier - they plan to "transform the giant pier into a retail and cultural hub". 

I like the idea that they're taking an old building and using it for something new.  It's got tons of space, it's already there, and although I'm sure New York City doesn't need another venue for shopping, eating and displaying art, if you build it, New Yorkers will definitely come.

Since it's right along the bike path, we'll have to visit once it's up and running.

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2012: Cue The Flying Monkeys
2011: Project Island Life
2010: Be Italian
2009: I’m Not Just In The Granny Lane Anymore
2008: Where Pretty Resides
2007: The Sweet Sight Of Summer
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2005: Oh, Brother!

1 comment:

Gil said...

The water doesn't look too bad in your picture, but I wonder how bad it is when you fall into to it?!