I had a meeting in lower Manhattan this afternoon. The building was at the very beginning of Broadway (#2) and a few blocks from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Got a chance to take lots of photos of some of my favorite places in the neighborhood to share with all of you and I'll be doing that in the next few days. But for today we're literally going to look at the sidewalks of New York.
I love lower Manhattan for the trove of history, the architecture, the view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and the parks. Here on lower Broadway have been some of the great celebrations of American history, commemorated by ticker tape parades. There's no ticker tape any more, but there are from time to time parades. The last one I got to see commemorated the Yankees winning the World Series in 1999 and we had a fabulous view from our office window that overlooked the parade route down Broadway.
Set into the sidewalk on Broadway are markers that commemorate some of the parades. I took a few pictures to share some memorable moments with all of you and yes, I even got a few feet in the photos. It's hard not to at rush hour in Manhattan, and it's part of the scene.
The photos commemorate Winston Churchill, President Truman, General Wainwright, hero of the Pacific Campaign and General Eisenhower all being honored following World War II. What amazing celebrations those must have been.
Thanks for sharing a few of my favorite New York City sights.