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Manhattan Skyline and George Washington Bridge on a New Year’s Day Sunset

Wishing our readers a most Prosperous and Happy New Year!

May all your dreams and wishes come true!

Today’s posting has pictures of the Manhattan skyline, the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge (GWB). The shooting took place in the afternoon / evening of New Year’s Day 2017 when the weather was just winter perfect for the New York area; cold but not too cold (+2°C), sunny with long shadows typical of the winter in the north and clean atmosphere after several days of rain, snow and strong winds. A great deal of the pictures were shot from the Fort Lee Historic Park in NJ facing southbound; Hudson River separates the state of New Jersey from the State of New York (Borough of Manhattan, New York City), the water body seen in the pictures. Trying to visualize, Manhattan is generally seen from the northwest in the pictures. The new One World Trade Center tower can be seen at the bottom of Manhattan in the pictures (actually in Downtown Manhattan where the offices of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co at One World Financial Place, on the 30th Floor, across the street from the World Trade Center); the tall, skinny building sticking out in Midtown Manhattan is the newly erected residential tower ‘432 Park Avenue’ with 85-floors above ground, world’s tallest residential building, in Billionaires’ Row. The Empire State Building, the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, the Chrysler Building, the Bank of America Tower are distinguishable. The tall building standing out on the New Jersey shore at the bottom of the pictures is the Goldman Sachs Building (30 Hudson Street) in Jersey City, NJ; the green-glass tower of the Goldman Sachs (200 West Street) headquarters in Downtown Manhattan can be distinguished by the World Trade Center.

The George Washington Bridge (GWB) connects the state of New Jersey with the state of New York, and it’s located just north of the Fort Lee Historic Park in New Jersey; pictures of the bridge show the south part of the bridge and were shot from the New Jersey side. GWB is a double-decked, 14-lane, suspended bridge built in 1931; with over 100 million vehicles crossing the bridge each year, GWB is the world’s busiest motorist bridge; for those good at math, the toll for a passenger vehicle crossing the bridge eastbound is US$15; do the math! Pictures from the bridge were taken from the South Sidewalk, open to pedestrian traffic. The Little Red Lighthouse, officially Jeffrey’s Hook Light, is located by the New York pillar of the bridge and can be seen on the pictures taken from New Jersey; pictures of the lighthouse were taken from the road-level of the bridge, above, by the New York pillar.

The bridge has recently been in the news under the ‘Bridgegate’ heading.


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Winters sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Winters sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Winter’s sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Winter’s sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Winter’s sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Little Red Lighthouse as seen from above, at the road level of the Washington Bridge at the New York shore. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Winter’s sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge, South Sidewalk, facing east (toward New York). Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge, South Sidewalk, facing west (toward New Jersey). Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge, facing east (New York). Little Red Light can be seen at the foot of the bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge as seen from Fort Lee Historic Park in NJ. Little Red Light can be seen at the foot of the New York suspense tower. Heavy lift vessel MV ‘Industrial Skipper’ northbound passing under the bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge as seen from Fort Lee Historic Park in NJ. Little Red Light can be seen at the foot of the New York suspense tower. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Panoramic view of George Washington Bridge (GWB) as seen from Fort Lee Historic Park in NJ. Little Red Light can be seen at the foot of the New York suspense tower. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge as seen from Fort Lee Historic Park in NJ. Little Red Light can be seen at the foot of the New York suspense tower. Heavy lift vessel MV ‘Industrial Skipper’ northbound passing under the bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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Happy New Year!

 

                                  Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co

                                                    Wishes you

            A most Prosperous, Productive, Happy New Year 2016!

This year’s theme are pictures of commercial ships calling the New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the newly opened World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Empire State Building, and the lower Manhattan skyline can be seen in most images. One World Financial Center, where our offices are located, can be seen in the shadow and in front of the World Trade Center! We are located on the 30th floor of a 39-floor building, shadowed one city block north-east by the 104-floor (1776 ft) World Trade Center.

Shipping is both our vocation and avocation!

    Happy New Year!

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Car Carrier entering the New York Harbor at night; World Trade Center and the Empire State Building in all their glory! Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseships ‘Celebrity Summit’ (upstream) and ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ (downstream) crossing paths. Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges barely visible to the extreme right. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Fire fighting vessel ‘Fire Fighter II’ of the City of New York Fire Department in action, framing the lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Chemical Tanker MT ‘Harbour Progress’ and fire-fighting vessel MV ‘Fire Fighter II’ against Lower Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty (extreme left). Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departing New York on a rainy, summer evening. Fort Wadsworth in the foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Queen May 2’ departing New York (from her Brooklyn dock) on a rainy, summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Queen Mary 2’ outbound passing under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn). Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ outbound with Staten Island and the Statue of Liberty in the background. Picture taken from Battery Park. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Bulker ‘Star Epsilon’ upstream the Hudson River on a rainy, winter day; Picture taken from Battery Park. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Tug and tank-barge at anchor with Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Asphalt tanker ‘Cosco Asphalt’ inbound; Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Built in 1978, Jones Act 124,000 tanker MT ‘Eagle Ford’ during lightering operations with Lower Manhattan sklyline in the background. Fort Wadsworth in the foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime


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