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May 3, 2013

Photo of the Day–World Trade Center Close-up

World Trade Center Spire 5-2-2013

I took this photo yesterday on the way home on the NY Waterway ferry from my office in New York City. The top of the Freedom tower is near completion and I am just trying to capture as much of the construction progress as I can. This taken with the Nikon D600 and my all purpose 26mm-300mm lens. I took three separate photos at different exposures and used Photomatix to merge them in HDR. I went for a photorealistic effect and the result of course is increased dynamic range of the shot without artifice. I look forward to taking this shot again when everything is completed.

To submit your photos to TheBoken.com please email us at theboken@gmail.com and let us know how you want to be attributed as well as the narrative behind the shot.

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April 26, 2013

Photo of the Day–World Trade Center from Hoboken NY Waterway Ferry

World Trade Center Photo HDR 4-25-2013 Smaller

Today’s photo of the day is a snapshot taken yesterday of the World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower which now has its spire installed and most of the windows installed. The Twin Towers will always have a visual imprint in the minds of New Yorkers as well as the many commuters from New Jersey who remember those impressive buildings. The Freedom Tower now near completion will create a new focal point for downtown New York City. This photo is an HDR but utilizes a filter that makes it photo realistic. Below are mosaic and oil-ified versions of original photo.

World Trade Center Photo HDR 4-25-2013 smaller mosaic

World Trade Center Photo HDR 4-25-2013 Smaller oil painting

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November 17, 2012

NY Water Way Limited Pier 11 Service From Hoboken Train Terminal to Begin Monday, November 19th

Filed under: Hoboken,NY Waterway — Tags: , — TheBoken @ 3:20 PM

Here is the latest service update from NY Waterway…

Limited Pier 11 Service From Hoboken Train Terminal to Begin Monday, November 19th

November 16, 2012.  NY Waterway will resume ferry service from the Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal to Pier 11 on Monday, November 19.  Service will begin with a 6:00 a.m. departure from Hoboken and continue every half hour thereafter until the last departure at 9:30 a.m.  Boats from Pier 11 to Hoboken Train Terminal in the evening rush hour will depart Pier 11 commencing at 4:00 and continue every half hour thereafter until the last departure at 8:00.   The full schedule is set forth below.   We hope to add additional service from Hoboken to Pier 11 as soon as Pier 11 is restored to the power grid, enabling more of its slips to operate.  We will announce a special schedule for Wednesday, November 21 and Friday, November 23 so please check our web site regularly.

NY Waterway will continue with its expanded service from Hoboken Train Terminal to World Financial Center for as long as the PATH trains from Hoboken to downtown remain out of service.

NY Waterway customers are encouraged to download the free NY Waterway ferry app, available from www.nywaterway.com, the Android Marketplace and the iTunes App Store, and will work with all Android and Apple iOS-run smartphones as well as the iPad. The app, unlike others, allows NY Waterway customers to instantly purchase and use a ticket on their mobile devices, thus avoiding ticketing lines.

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October 28, 2012

NY Waterway Suspends Service Monday October 29th Due to Hurricane Sandy

Filed under: Hurricane Sandy,NY Waterway — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 7:30 PM

This comes as no surprise as all mass transit is shutting down in preparation for Hurricane Sandy…

NY-Water-Way-Ferry-on-HudsonNY Waterway Storm Update – Bus & Ferry Service suspended for Monday, October 29th.

Storm Forces Suspension Of All NY Waterway Ferry & Bus Service: Because of a forecast for hurricane winds and unsafe conditions, all NY Waterway ferry/bus service is suspended Monday, October 29.  NY Waterway regrets the inconvenience, but safety is their first concern.  Check nywaterway.com or www.facebook.com/nywaterway for updates or call 1-800-53-FERRY.

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June 26, 2012

NY Waterway 4th of July Cruise on the Hudson River for Fireworks Show 6:30-10:30pm

NY Waterway is having a cruise for 4th of July to give you a really good seat for the fireworks show on the Hudson River that will start around 9pm. The package includes a DJ, synchronized music score and cash bar with service. More details are below from NY Waterway …

While others crowd along the banks of the river, you and your friends could be partying with a DJ, cocktails, soft drinks and snacks on a boat in the middle of New York Harbor, enjoying Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. All seats are on the top deck so everyone is guaranteed a great seat for the 40,000 firework display as it lights up the sky. There will be a cash bar for beverages and snacks and a DJ with live radio broadcast of the synchronized music score.

Departs from Port Imperial, Weehawken, NJ and runs from 6:30pm – 10:30pm on 4th of July (of course).

Make your 2012 July 4 celebration one to remember with breathtaking views and a one-of-a-kind experience.

Reservations strongly recommended.

Roundtrip Fares:

  • $100.00 Adults
  • $75.00 Children 11 & Under
  • Free with a seat Toddlers/Infants 3 & Under
  • $90.00 Seniors 62+

Go to http://www.nywaterway.com/FourthOfJuly.aspx for more information.

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June 14, 2012

NY Water Way Delays and Possible Closures at Pier 11 for POTUS Today

In addition to the PATH train Station at WTC closing from 3-6pm there is impact to the NY Waterway Ferry Schedule at Pier 11 for NY Waterway which could effect Hoboken commuters that leave from downtown NYC at Pier 11.

The President of the USA will be in NYC Thursday, June 14th. There will be possible delays at Pier 11/Wall St. for Hudson & East River Ferry (4:35pm-4:55pm and 10:35pm-11:35pm) based on initial schedule. These times could be subject to change.

 

 

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May 30, 2012

Fluent Art Exhibit Recap and Surprise Tour of Immense Second Floor of Lackawanna Terminal

Fluent Art Exhibit Lackawanna Terminal

Last night, TheBoken.com visited the reception for the the Fluent art exhibit that is now a permanent part of the the newly renovated Lackawanna Ferry Terminal. The reception had free popcorn and ice tea as well as a chance to meet the two artists Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel behind the project. About 50-60 in total attended the gathering whihc ran from 7-9pm.

Fluent is a work integrated with both the context and architecture of the newly renovated, historic Hoboken Ferry Terminal. A constellation of related elements is intended to augment the public’s sense of place, focus viewers’ gaze on both the macro- and microscopic aspects of the living river, and reveal the invisible wind currents that surround them.

Suspended from above in each Ferry Slip, a double-ended taper formed of horizontal rings is defined by eight vertical cables with a ‘pananemone’ at its center. Composed of two half discs perpendicular to one another, the instrument is responsive to all winds. Anchoring the gauges at the water’s surface are incremented plummets, sensitive to the river’s ebb and flow. The gauge measures the 5’ rise and fall, its tip visible twice each day at low tide.

An array of stainless steel discs hang from the high ceiling, transforming the air above into a dramatic field of reflection. A series of stainless steel vanes with plummets weave through the flow of discs. Animated by the fluctuating wind, the suspended vanes respond to the shifting air currents with precise, nuanced movement. Articulating the unseen fluid dynamics of the space, Fluent echoes the tidal fluctuations of the Hudson and the flow of commuters moving through the Terminal.

Fluent was fabricated by KC Fabrications, Inc. with engineering by Tectonic. It was commissioned for the Hoboken/NJTransit Terminal by New Jersey Transit Arts, with assistance from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Funding was made possible by the Federal Transportation Administration.

Below are some photos of the artwork:

Fluent Art Exhibit Lackawanna Terminal Fluent Art Exhibit Lackawanna Terminal Fluent Art Exhibit Lackawanna Terminal Fluent Art Exhibit Lackawanna Terminal

Additionally, TheBoken.com got a tour of the immense second floor of the Lackawanna Terminal. This yet to be renovated space will at some point  become a commercially developed area. The shear scale of this space could lend itself to a banquet hall, a roller rink, a bowling alley, a huge farmer’s market or mall just to name a few suggestions. The space is in need of extensive renovation but the potential is there given the size of the space and geographic location. Share your thoughts in the comments below as to how you envision this space being developed.

Here are some exclusive photos from TheBoken.com of the restricted 2nd floor of the Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken…

Lackawanna Terminal 2nd Floor

Lackawanna Terminal 2nd Floor

Lackawanna Terminal 2nd Floor

Lackawanna Terminal 2nd Floor

Lackawanna Terminal 2nd Floor

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May 24, 2012

Fluent Art Project to Debut at Hoboken Ferry NJ Transit Terminal May 29th at 7pm

Here is an upcoming art project debut  at NJ Transit Terminal Tuesday May 29th 7-9pm…..

Fluent, a New Project by Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel

To Open At the Hoboken Ferry/NJ Transit Terminal

Tuesday, May 29 from 7 PM– 9 PM ET

What:  Fluent, the newest work by artists Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, to be unveiled at the Hoboken Ferry/NJ Transit Terminal.

When: Tuesday, May 29 from 7 PM– 9 PM ET for the opening event.

Where: The NY Waterway ferry slips at the Hoboken Ferry/NJ Transit Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Description: Fluent is a work integrated with both the context and architecture of the newly renovated, historic Hoboken Ferry Terminal. A constellation of related elements is intended to augment the public’s sense of place, focus viewers’ gaze on both the macro- and microscopic aspects of the living river, and reveal the invisible wind currents that surround them.

Suspended from above in each Ferry Slip, a double-ended taper formed of horizontal rings is defined by eight vertical cables with a ‘pananemone’ at its center. Composed of two half discs perpendicular to one another, the instrument is responsive to all winds. Anchoring the gauges at the water’s surface are incremented plummets, sensitive to the river’s ebb and flow. The gauge measures the 5’ rise and fall, its tip visible twice each day at low tide.

An array of stainless steel discs hang from the high ceiling, transforming the air above into a dramatic field of reflection. A series of stainless steel vanes with plummets weave through the flow of discs. Animated by the fluctuating wind, the suspended vanes respond to the shifting air currents with precise, nuanced movement. Articulating the unseen fluid dynamics of the space, Fluent echoes the tidal fluctuations of the Hudson and the flow of commuters moving through the Terminal.

Fluent was fabricated by KC Fabrications, Inc. with engineering by Tectonic. It was commissioned for the Hoboken/NJTransit Terminal by New Jersey Transit Arts, with assistance from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Funding was made possible by the Federal Transportation Administration.

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April 6, 2012

Photo of the Day–New York City from the Hudson River

NYC from Hudson River

Today’s photo of the day I took recently on the NY Waterway ferry on the Hudson River. My focus for this shot was the great cloud formation over New York City.

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March 14, 2012

NY Waterway and GHOST The Musical Promotion – March 15 to May 12

Filed under: New York City,NY Waterway,Theater — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 12:25 PM

NY Waterway and GHOST The Musical Promotion

Runs March 15 to May 12

There is a cross-promotion that NY Waterway is doing with GHOST The Musical. The show that’s thrilling London is coming to Broadway and NY Waterway is making it easy and stress-free to get to the Great White Way.

For GHOST The Musical performances March 15 to May 12, NY Waterway is providing its customers with an exclusive code to save over 40% off the regular ticket price: $79* Orchestra/Front Mezzanine (Reg. $97 – $137), $59* Mid Mezzanine (Reg. $82).

NY Waterway offers service from several NJ locations: Port Imperial in Weehawken, Hoboken’s 14th Street, Paulus Hook and Newport in Jersey City (weekdays only) and Belford in Monmouth County (limited weekday run). Parking is available at the Belford and Port Imperial ferry terminals and NJ Transit rail and bus connections are available at Port Imperial and Paulus Hook. The quick trips drop off passengers conveniently at Pier 79 ferry terminal at West 39th Street / Hudson River Park in Manhattan. Theater-goers need simply transfer to a free NY Waterway shuttle bus service that will drop them off in Times Square.

GHOST The Musical is adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests). The original score is by multiple Grammy® Award winners Dave Stewart (the Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard, and includes the emblematic “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers.

To Order:

1. Visit Ticketmaster.com and use code: GHTSAW

2. Call 877-250-2929 and use code: GHTSAW

* Prices include $2 facility fee per ticket. Ticketmaster service fees for each ticket applicable to online or phone orders. Discount not applicable to facility fee or Ticketmaster service fees. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets and may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Not all seats discounted. Other restrictions may apply. Dates, times, prices and cast subject to change without notice. Offer valid for all performances 3/15/12 – 5/12/12, excluding: 4/23/12. Additional blackout dates may apply. Offer may be revoked without notice at any time. Limit 8 tickets per order. Must order by 5/12/12.

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