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Framed by the new towers at Hudson Yards, this is NYC of an era, but still visible today, and the best vantage point is, of course, the water.  The Empire State Building and the New Yorker Hotel were completed within a year of each other.  One of these days I need to make time to walk through the lobby.

Skipping over a lot south of the TZ Bridge, here’s the North River Shipyard in Nyack. Nope, I haven’t been there either.  Anyone know which Circleline boat that is?  And there is Kenny G, the blue tug I haven’t seen in quite a few years.

Just north of the shipyard there’s a pink house and this green house.  Nope, I don’t know anything more about wither the pink or the green.  In fact, the pink defied my camera’s attempt to capture the color my eyes saw.

I took this photo of Boscobel because previously I tried in summer, and the foliage screened off most of it. Now it’s visible dead ahead if you’re northbound about to enter the S-turn at West Point.

Just south of the Tilcon quarry, Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery stupa sits high on the bank.  Again, negative on visiting either of those places.

The next two photos . . . they’re impressive domiciles, but I don’t know anything more about them, although I can report that

both are located on the west side of the river.

Fred and Louise Vanderbilt had McKim, Mead, and White design this edifice.  And yes,

I have been on the grounds here, where I took this photo last winter.

Built around the same time and situated a little farther north, this is the Mills Mansion.  

And the last edifice for this stretch of river, it’s Wilderstein, built a half century before the McKim, Mead, and White mansions just a few miles south.

And I couldn’t pass this up, Esopus Meadows Light here juxtaposed with Wilderstein.   And this suggests that it’s time for another “bright lights” post.

There’s also much more on the banks of the Hudson north of the Rondout to investigate now that  the leaves are mostly down.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who did previous riverbanks posts here and landmarks here.

 

 

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