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Here are some previous “fifth dimension” posts in which I attempt to time travel to the harbor past.  Sunday morning I strolled down to Pier 16 on the East River .  . . and felt like Alice–the one that falls into rabbit holes.  Peking . . . and very old advertisements.

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And there’s a new immigration office there?  No hours of service were listed anywhere.

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The health inspection station was unstaffed as well.

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I thought all these ferries departed from the Battery.

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Steerage on Peking . . . might kill you.

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Why another war!?

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The mass transit prices are good, somewhere.

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And then a passenger vessel appears . . . Zephyr??!  And I have to pass the Potemkin facades . . . .

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I’d seen enough . .  or too much, so I headed for the Battery on foot, where . . . I saw

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a landing craft marked 502.  And all I’d had to drink was coffee, along with a wholesome breakfast.

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The real story of Pier 16 . . . it’s a film shoot.  It’s New York after all.  you might recall my stumbling upon a set for Boardwalk Empire down in the Rockaways almost two years ago;  click here and scroll.

All photos were taken Sunday by Will Van Dorp.

 

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