By David Caplan DUMBO is a neighborhood of Brooklyn and is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Historically speaking, DUMBO was primarily a manufacturing district in the 1800’s, where warehouses and factories churned out machinery, paper boxes and Brillo Soap pads. The cardboard box was invented there. In the 1970’s DUMBO became … Continue reading Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass
By David Caplan It’s that time of year again in New York City. We’ve got high temperatures, high humidity and millions of citizens sweltering in the street. Throw in thousands of cars, trucks, buses and a landscape incased in concrete and things can really heat up. But nothing compares to the New York City heatwave of … Continue reading Hot, Hot, Hot
By Rachel Hoffmann I wasn’t somewhere tropical, with crystal clear water and scuba gear on, I was roaming the streets of New York City with this guy –Sharky (and he didn’t bite). When Sharky first came aboard to work with us a few weeks ago, everyone at New York Water Taxi was super excited! After meeting … Continue reading I Spent A Day With A Shark!
By Rachel Hoffmann Oh, New York City, the beautiful concrete jungle. The best part is that there is always something going on and so much to explore! As a tourist visiting (or a New Yorker playing tourist for the day) our All-Day Access Pass can get you around Manhattan and Brooklyn in a jiff. To … Continue reading Get All You Can Out of Your All-Day Access Pass!
By David Caplan Another 4th of July has passed in NYC. Once again the citizens of New York gathered to celebrate America’s birthday. By approximately 9:00 pm almost 3 million people lined the streets along the East River in Manhattan and Brooklyn to witness the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. “There were people on … Continue reading 4th of July in New York City = Hot Dogs, Fireworks and Water Taxis
By David Caplan On May 17, 2015, the first ever Tunnel to Tower Climb was held in the new One World Trade Center. Firefighters, military members, friends and family of first responders and others climbed nearly 2,000 steps to honor the lives lost in the 9/11 attacks. It was all part of the Stephen Siller … Continue reading We Came, We Saw, We Conquered!
By David Caplan The Lower East Side or as some New Yorkers call it the “LES,” is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of Manhattan. Its boundaries are the Bowery to the East River and Canal to Houston Street and is one of the oldest communities in the city. It has a history of being … Continue reading The Lower East Side