Friday, September 16, 2022

Views of New York

 In March of this year, Michael and I moved again.  We won a city housing lottery giving us a brand new apartment in a brand new building with brand new appliances.  On top of that, we now have a rent-stabilized lease through this city program.  We have an apartment in the back of the building, so no more facing the Brooklyn Queens Expressway or any major street.  We didn't move very far, from one end of Greenpoint in Brooklyn to the other.  We now live in the northernmost point of Brooklyn a few blocks away from the Newtown Creek that forms Brooklyn's northernmost border with Queens.  We can see our old neighborhood from the roof of our building.  The building is 7 stories high with a roof garden.  All of these photos were taken with my very cheap phone camera.  They are all either from the roof, or from the Pulaski Bridge across Newtown Creek.  I usually walk across that bridge to catch the 7 train into the city to Grand Central where I get the 4 train to the Bronx and the college where I work.

These are all my photos from March to September of this year.

A view from the Pulaski Bridge over Newtown Creek meeting the East River.   A lot of construction of large scale luxury and mixed housing along the riverfront, all of it within the past couple of years.

The World Trade Center viewed from the Pulaski Bridge with the approach to the Midtown Tunnel in the foreground.

The Midtown Tunnel Brooklyn entrance.

The Empire State Building from the Pulaski Bridge.

The setting sun over Manhattan and colossal riverfront new construction from the roof of our new building.

Long Island City in Queens.  Except for the building third from the left, everything is construction from the past 2 years.  All of it is mixed housing and mixed use.

The Empire State Building with evening sun from the roof.

What follows is a series of photos from two spectacular storms from the roof.  The Climate Crisis brings to New York City the kind of spectacular weather you'd normally expect to see in the Midwest.

Twilight with the lights coming on is really wonderful from our roof, but my cheap phone camera can't do it justice.  This is one of the very few decent attempts at night photography from the roof.

Sunset over Newtown Creek from the Pulaski Bridge.

The waters of Newtown Creek at sunset, from the Pulaski Bridge photographed on my way home from work.

Sunset at the Midtown Tunnel from the Pulaski Bridge.

Looking south over Greenpoint from the roof.

The old neighborhood from our new home.  In the center are the trees of McGolrick Park.   On the far right are the spires of St. Stanislaus Kostka, the big Polish church.

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