Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

pier 76

Posted in hudson river, pier, towing pound by bowsprite on 2011/01/23

Pier 76 has a rich history associated with some beautiful ships:

the United States, the Leviathan, the America and many others.
Here are the current visiting hours.

I haven’t been inside yet. Guess I’ve been lucky so far with my vehicle.

Sorry to say: it seems towing vehicles is sometimes a city revenue generator. Friends’ cars parked in seemingly solid spots have been towed. Police and ticketing agents around a section where a car was towed away have been apologetic and absolutely unable to verify whether the space was a parking violation zone. NO signs are around to indicate the car will be towed; it does seem arbitrary: who you get that day. The BermudaTriangle area is at the Battery. Be warned. If it happens to you, I’m sorry. Don’t lose your cool. Bring a sketchpad to the Pound.

Here is the original sketch done at the site:

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