VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS! The ferry service goes from Soundview, Bronx to Wall St with stops in between in Manhattan.
Incredible that this video only has just over 1000 views (at the time of this post). Here are two individuals who have climbed to the top of a construction project in Midtown Manhattan and stood on top of the towering crane nestled at the very top of it.
So I was doing some research on the Queensboro Bridge and came across this article about the old Queensborough Bridge Railway terminal. If you come off the Queensboro Bridge onto 2nd Avenue, you've probably seen the little station hut that still exists on the 2nd Avenue plaza. I've always wondered what that was (I just assumed it was a bathroom sort of like the Allen Street one) but it's not. It used to be a station entrance and if you look closely, there are remnants of the railway still in plain sight today.
The next time I ride across this bridge I'll try to get some proper photos. But you can see some here if you want to get a sense of what's still visible.
This news makes me a bit sad: Tekserve, Chelsea's long-standing computer repair shop for Macs (and other electronics too!) is closing after 15 years in business. The owner cites rising rent (duh) and a slow-down of business in large part to the openings of Apple Stores and Best Buy right around the corner.
Tekserve was the Apple store before there even was an Apple store. For years, people would flock to Tekserve to get Macs serviced, buy Apple computer related accessories, and generally hang out. The shop was decorated with a ton of old Macintosh computers and other old electronics (toasters, TVs, radios, etc.).
No word on what they are doing to their remaining inventory, but if you go to the store now, they are having a 50% off clearance sale on almost everything except Apple computers. Still a lot to choose from.
It will be sad to see this one go. I wonder what will move in.