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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gone Fishin', Along the East River

Fishing in the East River
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.


Olivier said...

il a de quoi faire avec toutes ces cannes à pêche, c'est un moment agreable, tres destressant

mauropucci said...

Fotografia di grande impatto.
Buon Natale

theappletea said...


Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty! What a wonderful picture!

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
I agree. Fishing is the perfect past time for the weekend (if only it weren't so cold).

Hi Mauropucci
Thank you and merry Christmas to you as well!

Thanks Ola!

Hi Washington
Thank you! I hope you're doing well.

dianasfaria.com said...

That is an amazing view. I can see why this man is willing to tough it out in the brisk cold.
Happy first day of Winter Kitty!

roentare said...

I missed New York. Your images reminded me the good old New York.

Good street shoot again :)

Ken Mac said...

never been there...fanstastic !

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

really lovely photo...have a wonderful holiday!!