Date: 11/15/1967 Road #:
Location: New York, NY more... Builder/Model:  

Another view of the front of the EL Barclay Street Terminal in Manhattan, NY.


By: John on 5/15/2014
At first glance, one might think that the vintage autos seen here were lined up for the next ferry to Hoboken; however, if you look closely, the cars are empty. After 1964, on weekends and holidays, when the ferries were not running, the area in front of the Barclay St. terminal was used for parking. Right up until the end, however, the old boats still carried autos and trucks across the Hudson, though, of course, the vast majority of vehicles used the Holland and Lincoln tunnels to travel between New Jersey and New York.

When the terminal was closed at these times, its lofty waiting room, stairways, and ramps were silent and devoid of life, and the colorful gallery of advertising posters gazed out upon empty, lonely spaces. During rush hours, however, this was still a busy, noisy place. Hard to believe that not a trace of anything seen here remains today.

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