Walk Around the West Side Piers, May 29 2011

Being a hot and steamy day in NYC, I wanted to walk along the west side promenade and enjoy cool breezes from the Hudson River. I didn't stay long as even the river breezes weren't that refreshing. These pictures don't do the views justice but they do reveal how steamy the weather was.

Free kayaking during the summer at the boathouse. The behemoth of a building is a ventilation structure above the under water Holland Tunnel:

Construction of the Freedom Tower goes on..

View of downtown Manhattan from Houston Street area of the promenade:

Flower beds by the walkway:

A mighty little tugboat pushing instead of tugging:

FDNY keeping guard:

Hot and hazy! I hope the boaters were cool despite the blistering sun and humidity:

New Jersey across the Hudson:

Verrazano Bridge in the distance:

Empire State Building and Chrysler Building (looking so tiny!):

Three incongruous buildings that ticked people off during their construction:

What is that standing in the corner of the apartment three levels up? A huge rabbit statue?

The water was peacefully lapping: