Pictures of New York Harbor

From time to time I like to place some pictures on the site and explain what it is all about. I hope these pictures of my favorite town help you and your family plan a trip to come see Brooklyn.

new york harbor intrepid sea museum This is a picture taken looking towards the Intrepid Air Craft Carrier. It is currently being repaired in New Jersey and plans to be back in 2008. The Intrepid was responsible for picking up many astronauts when they came back to Earth in the early days of space travel.

It is also the final resting place for the supersonic jet "The Concorde" I am not sure if it is the Air France or British Airways plane but it is here for all to see.

They had to repair the dock that is next to the Intrepid so they are also doing that while the big ship is in dry dock. Getting this ship to move into dry dock was a job in itself. They had to dredge many pounds of dirt that had gathered around the Intrepid over the years. It cost over a million dollars to get the ship out of its current location.

One of the best places along the harbor is the South Street Seaport. As you will see below there is some great ships to see there.

view of old ships at the south street seaport in manhattan new york

This picture was taken from the restaurant on the top level.  MacMenamin's Irish Pub that has some great food and one heck of a view. It is one of my favorite places to see Brooklyn.

If you are into watching fireworks you have to see them from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

If you are coming into the city you may also want to see the city as the sun goes down. You can do that with a Private NYC Helicopter Tour: Manhattan by Moonlight. It is a great way to see the city as it gets all lit up.

One way to see the harbor is by taking a cruise around Manhattan. I have taken this tour many times and I am always amazed at how close to the attractions.

If you want to save some money you can take the free IKEA water taxi over to Brooklyn and back. You get to see a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty and up close to Governors Island. While you are at it spend some time at IKEA and visit their food court. Some great food and very inexpensive, it is one of the best kept secrets in Brooklyn.

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