Today’s route — 4.3 milesNovember 24th, 2014
PLAXALLNovember 24th, 2014
A Long Island City institution founded on thermoforming
Prudence FerryNovember 24th, 2014
Now moored in Anable Basin, this boat once served as a Prudence Island ferry in Rhode Island. Plaxall purchased the vessel a couple of years ago with the idea of turning it into a floating beer garden, but that plan has yet to come to fruition.
The Midtown skylineNovember 24th, 2014
as seen from Anable Basin. Just to the right of the slant-roofed Citigroup Center is 432 Park Avenue, which was topped out in October and is now the world's tallest residential building (though not for long). It also has the highest roof of any building in NYC and is considered the city's second-tallest building altogether (though, again, not for long). You can see spectacular photos from the roof and from one of the apartments here.
BUY MORE SODANovember 24th, 2014
The old Pepsi bottling plant on the Long Island City waterfront is gone, replaced by a swarm of glassy high-rise apartment towers, but its classic sign remains as a charming reminder (and example) of PepsiCo's tireless efforts in furthering our nation's obesity epidemic.