15 Apr '11, 3pm

Brooklyn's cruise ships to 'plug-in': As I noted in an Earth Day 2010 post about Poughkeepsie's park-pushing act...

Brooklyn's cruise ships to 'plug-in': As I noted in an Earth Day 2010 post about Poughkeepsie's park-pushing act...

Since 2006, Red Hook has been home to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal , and I’m not exaggerating when I say that the terminal is right at my doorstep: My apartment building is a block away (see the Google Map screenshot below; "A" is the terminal's main entrance and "B" is my apartment building) from the port, so that during high cruise season, Cunard's Queen Mary 2 and the Caribbean Princess become insta-neighbors. I actually think living next to a cruise ship terminal is exciting and unique. I love chatting with and giving directions to the bewildered passengers (mostly elderly and mostly British … you can spot ‘em from a mile away) who wind up wandering around my decidedly non-touristy neighborhood. And although the giant luxury liners are occasional view-blockers, I enjoy looking out my living room window and coming face to face with either a queen or a princess. Now only...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/blogs/brooklyns-...

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