Photo by myself in Brooklyn Heights, on what's called the Brooklyn Promenade.
The view of lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn waterfront is pretty nice. Out of frame are the number of large historical houses along the water. Norman Mailer is rumored to have lived in the most beautiful one.
For some reason I decided to walk around Battery Park City and the Brooklyn promenade this afternoon to take some photos. I'm not sure why I decided on this plan, since it was about 45 degrees today, with a constant, brisk wind. It was even colder by the water.
Downtown was overrun with tourists milling about the narrow sidewalks. The viewing platform at the World Trade Center and the department store Century 21 were completely packed. Century 21 is known for offering designer clothing and accessories at discounted prices. Be prepared to root around and compete with crowds.
I stepped into Century 21 for a brief moment, then immediately regretted it and skedaddled. The crowds were overwhelming. I wouldn't recommend going on a weekend or during a normal hour.
Now I'm home, with the cat snuggled alongside me on the couch. My stomach is full of spaghetti bolognese. The chill is finally out of my bones.
Life is good.