Richmond Terrace to Snug Harbor
A winter trip to a small island in the north of New York
(Photos/words © urban75, Dec 2007)
We decided to walk to Snug Harbor, figuring that the riverfront stroll would be an attractive one. We were wrong!
It was unbelievably cold with bitter winds racing in from the sea, and the post-industrial scenery wasn't what we had in mind for a leisurely stroll.
But we like this kind of bleak stuff anyway, so carried on despite the plummeting temperatures.
Bus stop, power lines, lone passenger and oil terminal in the background.
Richmond Terrace by Jersey Street. We couldn't work out what this building was for, but it sure looked forbidding, with 'BEWARE OF GUARD DOGS' signs all along the metal fence.
View of the abandoned factory.
Mural in tribute to 9/11 firemen.
Closed stores on a deserted Richmond Terrace. Note the faded sign for 'Castoria,' a mild stomach remedy for children which first appeared in 1871.
The medicine was publicised widely around New York, appearing on ads and billboards until the early part of the 20th Century.
As a Forgotten NY feature points out, the paint must have been of a very high quality as several ads survive to this day all over the city.
Run down property close to Snug Harbour.
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