Our scenic route this week is into the past….
Pier A, Battery Park
City Pier A is a Victorian style building that was built between 1884 and 1919 for the Department of Docks and Harbor police. …Among those ceremoniously greeted here and listed on the department’s guestbook were Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, the Queen of England and various other heads of state…Fleeting Hollywood fame came when the pier featured briefly in the 1965 thriller Mirage with Gregory Peck and Diane Baker…. (To read full description click here.)
We loved visiting family in New York, but wow, it is an amazing and crowded place. I’m not sure I could live there and I’m used to lots and lots of people (here in Houston). I’m not sure if it would increase or decrease my hermit inclinations.
Have you been to New York? Is it in your bucket list? Your bucket-less list? What did you love about it? Did you make it to Battery Park?
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Pauline loves the idea of a teeming city and has some characters who like city living, but at heart she is a novel-writing hermit. She has even more reason to keep her head down. She’s released novel #13 (pause for creepy music here), Relatively Risky, which is on sale everywhere she could find, with the print edition due out in May. For more information please pop over to her website at paulinebjones.com. Or grab it now at Amazon or B&N. For other vendors pop over to her website.