Ferry Slips and Waterfront New York City, from Brooklyn Side

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You are here looking from the city of Brooklyn, located on the western end of Long Island, towards the lower end of Manhattan Island. East River lies between Brooklyn and the old city of New York. It must be remembered that Brooklyn is now a part of the City of New York. It has been one of the boroughs of the greater city since January 1, 1898. It is a great city in it self, having a population in 1915 of 1,796,799. It is sometimes called the "City of Homes," the "City of Churches," or "New York's Bedroom." The first and the last names are given it because so many people who work on Manhattan Island have their homes in Brooklyn. The view is of especial interest for two things: the shipping, and the buildings of lower Manhattan. On both sides of Manhattan Island and on the shores of Long Island and New Jersey are great wharves along which lie vessels from all nations. New York is the second greatest port in the world, if indeed it can be classed as second. It is close rival of London, which is usually rated first. In the slips are boats being loaded with cargoes of manufactured goods, grains, in fact everything that our great country makes or grows. Or they may be unloading spices from the Indies, coffee from Brazil, fruits from Central America and the west Indies, manufactured goods from Europe, and silks and rice from China, Japan, and India. In addition to these ships from across the seas, ferry boats dart back and forth with there loads of people or of freight cars from Jersey shore and Staten Island. What separates Long Island from Manhattan? Keystone ID: 14244 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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