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With Coursen in the shipyard, and the relatively new and unused Governors Island taking its place, a need for a means to transport motor vehicles between the small island and the bigger island of Manhattan has been created.  Here Shawn Miller moves a barge for that purpose.  I’ve seen Shawn on this run a lot of late.

NYPD has police boats, but no police ferries, so private contractors fill the need, it seems.  Could this be a job for Cosgrove

All photos, WVD.

Here was 15.

What is this?  Foto was taken on Colonels Row, Governors Island.

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Energy saver of the future?

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Prison cage?

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Recycling?

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Construction material?

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Fish habitat?

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Monitoring device?

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You’ll have to wait til tomorrow at least for the answer.  It is pretty, though.

Exactly a year ago, I put up this matrix on a barge. 

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Let’s make up some words and revisit Sunday’s significant changes to the “landfront” of the sixth boro, not the “waterfront.”   In fact, on the waterfront change is fluid, literally.   Click on the foto to see the dust fly.

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What’s happening on the water at 0553 h?  Just the usual . . . bananas

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from Ecuador need to be offloaded.

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NYPD patrols, and

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kayakers make their way across the calm bay.

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Tuesday morning, as seen from the Staten Island ferry . . .

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machines disassemble the

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rubble and

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load it onto trucks for processing, once Susan (Catherine?) Miller gets them back to the roads.

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Our landfront has never looked this way . . . til now.

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Fotos and video by Will Van Dorp.

Click here for the post #1  by this title.

September 2012.  Some Governors Island buildings as seen from the Staten Island ferry.  Notice the excavator demolish the gradual way.

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February 2013.

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Building 877 May 2013.

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Today, June 9, 07:15 h, as seen from Valentino Pier, Red Hook.  Eleven stories about to go down.

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Click on the image below to see my YouTube of the implosion.

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All fotos and video by Will Van Dorp.

Click here for a view from Jersey City.

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