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Posted by Nate Goldman on Friday, November 8th 2019:

In Reply to: Re: Whats That?! Where Is It? posted by Barb on Friday, November 8th 2019:

I drove on the West Side Highway in the early 1970's; that road was built for chariots, and not for cars. It was very narrow, and had some really dangerous curves, especially around lower Manhattan. Also, in spite of its very narrow width, there were some areas around lower Manhattan which still had three lanes. I remember driving on that roadway, in the early 1970's, and seeing the recently completed World Trade Centers.

My Father told me that as a young man, he used to ride his Indian Chief motorcycle on the West Side Highway.

One time, when our family was returning from upstate New York, around the July 4th weekend, we exited the GW Bridge and proceeded south on the Henry Hudson Parkway, and then onto the West Side Highway. It was always a delight for us to see the large ocean liners, which were docked on the piers of the Hudson River. We saw the Andrea Dorea in 1956, only a few weeks before it collided with the SS Stockholm in the Atlantic. The Andrea Dorea sank. Both sides blamed each other for that tragic accident. Also, we saw the SS United States, the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, and the Canberra. All of those great trans-atlantic ships are now gone, although there are passenger cruise line ships which stop at the docks in Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

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