Albert the Dog at Pier 54

Where in New York Am I?: Peering into the Past

As we strolled up the Hudson River Park the other day, the Lady and I passed a Department of Sanitation depot south of 14th Street. I would have loved to investigate the intriguing odors emanating from the garbage trucks, but the Lady insisted we hurry along (She does not share my fascination with garbage smells). Next door, we encountered this rusting steel arch fronting a disused pier.

This pier, strewn with debris and currently occupied by construction vehicles, is connected with two major ship disasters.  Continue reading


Where in New York? Dark Passageway

How well do you know New York? The photo above was taken on a day when this site was closed, but normally, the gate behind me is up. Visitors (humans only, no dogs permitted) proceed through the dark passageway to enter this small site, which is located in downtown Manhattan and is a memorial to an event that occurred in the mid-nineteenth century.

Where in New York am I?

E-mail your answer to using the subject line “WINY” by 5:00 pm EST on Saturday, January 17th. My secretary will randomly choose one winner from all the correct answers. 

Update: A winner has been selected and will be revealed soon.

imageThe winner will receive a copy of Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty by the editors of Garden & Gun, courtesy of the humans at HarperCollins. The winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond and claim the prize. If no response is received within that time, my secretary will choose a runner-up.

Because of my secretary’s limited mailing budget, I’m sorry to say this contest is open only to entrants in the U.S.

Thank you for reading, and good luck!

Albert the dog in New York