Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Sidewalks of New York


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.


^..^Corgidogmama said... interesting! Small town Indiana seems very bland compared to your area....sigh.
I love history, and we usually try to find historical things to see and do while on the road...thank heavens for a little mental stim!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I bet the people were just totally wild and possibly hysterical after WWII, and who can blame them?!

I like the feet in the photos -- feet and sidewalks just go together!

AliMayes said...

Fascinating shots - I wish I'd seen them when I was there but tell me is the South Street Seaport still as fascinating as it was many years ago? I was there in the 80s if memory serves me correctly although it often doesn't! I suppose it is rather a touristy area but I loved the ships and the ethnic foods. I remember being fascinated by SoHo too and also the bars and jazz clubs.
Ali xx

Robyn said...

I loved looking at these photos. I wish I could visit New York City. Maybe someday. :)

blushing rose said...

Love the buildings in NY but the feet pics is fantastic ... I always start at the heels of a person & then progress up, rather than from head downward ... Good eye.
TTFN ~ Marydon

LDH said...

Interesting post and fun pictures! Must be exciting to work in such a busy place.