From today's New York Times,
comes this reminder that the view from the water is often the best way to take in this phenomenal city:
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Weekend in New York | On the Water
"Where River Views Are From the River
Robert Caplin for The New York Times
"The Moët & Chandon America II, which once raced in the America’s Cup, now takes on paying passengers.
Published: July 13, 2008
"MANHATTAN ISLAND sure looks different if you’re doing six knots through New York Harbor on a Colgate 26 racing sloop
on a breezy summer Sunday. You can smell not a single
pile of rotting trash outside McDonald’s and feel not a single
blast of furnacelike heat from a subway platform. This serene, stark postcard image may be illusory, but it’s also an illuminating reminder of what we so often hear but rarely absorb: New York is a city of islands and rivers. But with Olafur Eliasson
’s four “New York City Waterfalls” dotting the waterfront, all eyes — and more bodies than usual — are on the city’s rivers."
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