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Little Red Lighthouse, GW Bridge, NYC, NY

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (12)

Hank Waxman on December 29, 2006

You've got to enter the park north of the bridge at about 181st Street, and walk down. The security car is a deliberate inclusion; Homeland Security won't let you include the bridge in a picture, so we were looking South.

17zambre on February 14, 2009

Why did you comment your own photo?

Hank Waxman on February 14, 2009

Greetings 17zambre, I do that quite often if there is something about the picture or the place that I want to tell people. Many Panoramio photographers do the same thing.

This tiny lighthouse was featured in a children's book and many people have heard of it as a result. It is difficult to get to so I wanted to tell people how to do it. I hope you enjoyed the photo.


krokkas on May 26, 2009

nice place,ciao

Hank Waxman on May 29, 2009

Hello Krokkas my friend. I'm glad you found this little lighthouse. It has an historical place in New York's folk history, and on a personal note, I used to live in that apartment house atop the Palisaides on the right (with the two roof structures) in Fort Lee, NJ. I also lived on the river bank, but my place is hidden by the Little Red Lighthouse.



Conquilha on June 15, 2009

Superb Lighthouse....Congratulations from Portugal...Muito Obrigado...Conquilha

Hank Waxman on June 15, 2009

Thank you Conquilha. It is a delighful little place to rest and enjoy the sights.


TERRYLEENCTNYC on January 19, 2010

Great shot! I can NOT believe those idiots intentionally leave that car there. I used to drive to the base of the GWB back in the 90's but never took a pic of the Little Red Lighthouse although I DO have the book.

Hank Waxman on January 20, 2010

Their biggest concern was that I might photograph the underside of the bridge. Who's going to tell them that Google Earth already has a bunch of such pictures posted for public consumption. :-) Thanks for the compliment.


zhang jianlin on February 18, 2011


Hank Waxman on February 18, 2011


Lakeviewer on December 20, 2012

I grew up in the Heights and went down by the river under the Bridge often as a child and adolescent. The lighthouse was in disrepair at the time. Even went inside and climbed the stairs , remember it smelling foul aa in there. Nice to see it's been restored. Good memories, don't live in area any longer.

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