Showing posts from December 11, 2012

Area of Trinity Church (Manhattan)

In 1696, Governor Benjamin Fletcher approved the purchase of land in Lower Manhattan by the Church of England community for construction of a new church. The parish received its charter from King William III on May 6, 1697. Its land grant specified an annual rent of sixty bushels of wheat.[3] The first rector was William Vesey (for whom nearby Vesey Street is named), a protege of Increase Mather, who served for 49 years until his death in 1746.

First Trinity Church
The first Trinity Church building, a modest rectangular structure with a gambrel roof and small porch, was constructed in 1698. According to historical records, Captain William Kidd lent the runner and tackle from his ship for hoisting the stones.

Queen Anne of England increased the parish's land holdings to 215 acres (870,000 m2) in 1705. Later, in 1709, William Huddleston founded Trinity School as the Charity School of the church, and classes were originally held in the steeple of the church. In 1754, King's Coll…

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park - North Cove Yacht Harbor

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery City, New York

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park overlooks Jersey City of the Hudson River with a large children's playground and a quaint serene Japanese welcome gate intersects River Terrace and Warren Street.

North Cove Yacht Harbor

With only about 20 slips reserved for some very impressive private yachts and sailboats, the well-kept North Shore Marina is primarily limited to the well-heeled owners and their (very appreciative) guests. However,  the Manhattan Sailing Club and School also hosts a fleet of boats at the marina. Although the price is high, membership is open to all that can foot the bill. And boat or no, an evening stroll along the waterfront by the marina is a great way in of itself to escape the city steam.