Photo by myself along the East River, around Market Street.
Along the East River in Manhattan are pedestrian, bicycle and jogging lanes. From here, you get a clear view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Overhead to the right is the FDR, or East Side Highway, where cabs and cars zip along at high speeds.
A man was fishing on Sunday afternoon. I should have stopped to ask what he was fishing for, but he had that 'don't-you-dare-bother-me' look about him. So I stayed away.
Just west of this location are a number of apartment buildings that must be city projects. They are slightly dilapidated and a bit scary looking. Keep walking west and you find yourself in Chinatown.
It is coldest along the edges of Manhattan. The wind travels briskly over the water and hits you with full force. The middle of the city is much warmer because the asphalt and buildings trap the radiant heat accumulated during the day.
For an earlier photo of a fisherman on the west side of Manhattan, click here.
Related posts: The Brooklyn Bridge, in the Balance, Walking the Brooklyn Bridge and From Under the Bridge.