Located in Delray Beach, Florida, the park was created on 50 acres of unused utility land, and transformed into a recreation wetlands with a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses between open water pond areas, emergent marsh areas, shallow shelves, and islands. Over 151 species of birds have been spotted inside the park. The park is also home to turtles, alligators, frogs, otters, and raccoons.
Hart Island is said to be a ghost town with an abandoned church, asylum, and military base. The military base has Nike missile silos left over from the late 50′s and the cold war. It is also the home of NYC's Potters Field. There are now over 700,000 bodies buried on Hart Island. It is located where the East River meets Long Island Sound.
The gun battery was built during the Civil War to help protect NYC. Construction was halted when it was discovered that the construction materials used would not stop the new cannons carried on the Confederate ships. The original plan was to build a four level battery. Only two levels were completed.
The gun battery was built during the Civil War to help protect NYC. Construction was halted when it was discovered that the construction materials used would not stop the new cannons carried on the Confederate ships.
Hwy 4 is a great drive any time, but a lot of fun on the 2nd Saturday of September when they celebrate "Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway" between Markleeville and Arnold!
Ann & Mario
To gecorrections. It's just a typo. Note the spelling in our comments about Ft Sumter.
Thanks. We've been visiting the are for the last 6 years and feel it is a special place. Thanks for the info re the valley name.
Built in 1914 and located at the intersection of Chambers Street and Centre Street, the Municipal Building is one of the largest governmental buildings in the world. It houses thirteen municipal agencies of New York City, and until 2009, 16,000 people were being married in its Manhattan Marriage Bureau each year. There are 25 floors of work space (served by 33 elevators), with an additional 15 stories in the tower.
This was Originally the Officers Club at Fort Totten, called The Castle.