Sunday, August 27, 2017

Madison Clock, Downtown Madison, NJ

Downtown Madison at the intersection of Main and Waverly is a Madison's clock where a bust of President James Madison is located peering down Central Avenue.

Overlooking Haledon from Tilt Avenue

Overlooking Haledon.

Kossuth Street School, Haledon, NJ

Kossuth Street School is located in Haledon, NJ. The schoolhouse was built in 1894 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 10, 1980. As of 2017, the historic schoolhouse is being utilized as a self storage location.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Washington's Lookout, Rifle Camp Park, Woodland Park, NJ

Washington's Lookout looking generally Northeast
Midtown and Downtown NYC from Watchung Ridge
Skyline of Newark, NJ from Woodland Park, NJ
Closeup of two large buildings in Fort Lee, NJ
Skyline of Fort Lee, NJ from Rifle Camp Park
Rifle Camp Park looking at Clifton, NJ
Rifle Camp Park looking southeast
Rifle Camp Park looking generally Southeast
Rifle Camp Park looking east at downtown Manhattan
Rifle Camp Park looking east
Rifle Camp Park looking generally northeast
Newark from Rifle Camp Park
Deer at Rifle Camp Park
Deer showing no fear of humans
Rifle Camp Park Observatory
Wide panorama of the area from Rifle Camp Park
More narrow panorama from Rifle Camp Park

Washington’s Lookout at Great Notch, now Woodland Park, NJ (formerly West Paterson, NJ). In October 1780, the light infantry of the Continental Army was here as the British were in NYC. The east facing slope obviously afforded Washington an excellent view of any enemy movements. This location on the Watchung Ridge which extends from Mahwah down through Bound Brook served as a barrier to protect Washington and the Continental Army from the British Army.

Today Rifle Camp Park offers excellent hiking and picnic areas along with an observatory and unobstructed views of the skyline from Fort Lee, NJ down through Elizabeth, NJ. The midtown NYC, downtown NYC and Newark skylines are also visible on clear days.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Views of Newark Bay from Stephen R. Gregg Park, Bayonne, NJ

Newark Bay Bridge
Zooming in on Newark Bay (I-78) Bridge
Port Newark
Cargo Ships in port
Skyline of Newark from Bayonne
Newark, NJ with a jet approaching Newark Airport
Port Newark with containers
The Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a car carrying cargo ship
Views of Newark Bay including the Newark Bay Bridge (I-78 bridge), the skyline of Newark with a jet approaching Newark Airport and images of Port Newark including the car carrying cargo ship the Wallenius Wilhelmsen. Pictures taken from Stephen R. Gregg park in Bayonne, NJ

St. Francis Carnival in Haskell, NJ (Wanaque)

Rays of Sunshine help illuminate the ferris wheel at the carnival
Sunset at the carnival in Wanaque, NJ

Sunset befalls the St. Francis Carnival in Haskell, NJ (Wanaque)

Hot Grill in Clifton, NJ

The sign for the Hot Grill in Clifton, NJ

The Hot Grill in Clifton, NJ an iconic eatery for over 50 years.

Bayonne Bridge, Bayonne, NJ

Bayonne Bridge
Closeup of half of Bayonne Bridge
Tug Boat passing under the Bayonne Bridge in the Kill Van Kull

Bayonne Bridge, Bayonne, NJ. The bridge spans the Kill Van Kull which connects Newark Bay with Upper New York Bay. Construction on the bridge started in 1928 and the bridge opened to vehicle traffic in November, 1931. It has been connecting Bayonne, NJ and Staten Island, NY since.