Tuesday, November 3, 2009

NYC Celebrates Arrival of USS New York

Early Monday morning the USS New York -- the warship forged with seven and a half tons of steel from the World Trade Center and named for New York after the Sept. 11 attack -- sailed under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and entered New York Harbor.

The new ship received a real New York welcome, with hundreds of vessels, large and small, serving as a flotilla, and dozens of helicopters flying overhead.

The warship was escorted to the site of the World Trade Center, where she fired a 21-gun salute to honor Sept. 11 victims and heroes.

She sailed up the Hudson to the George Washington Bridge and then back. Now she's docked at Pier 88, on 12th Ave. at 48th Street.

This week New Yorkers can visit this amazing ship. Here's a schedule of open visitor hours:

– Wednesday, November 4 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
– Thursday, November 5 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
– Sunday, November 8 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
– Monday, November 9 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
– Tuesday, November 10 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
– Wednesday, November 11 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The official commissioning takes place Nov. 7. (No public hours that day.)

Read all about the USS New York here. (Official web site)

U.S.S. Reaches Manhattan NY Times
Fanfare Greets USS New York's Arrival at Pier 88 Newsday
USS New York, Built With WTC Steel, Receives Gala Welcome Brooklyn Eagle

Photos by MK Metz

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

go New York