George Washington Bridge

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An iconic and elegant bridge spanning the Hudson River and connecting northern Manhatten, in Washington Heights, New York City, to Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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The Little Red Lighthouse (and the Great Gray Bridge)

The Little Red Lighthouse relic of the 19th century, beacon to New York City's past, and probably the most delightful of all the largely ignored (by the gene...

The Enchanting Story of the Little Red Lighthouse

If you happen to look down at just the right moment while speeding across the George Washington Bridge, you may spy a flash of red, a plucky little structure that pre-dates even the bridge itself. You, my friend, have spotted the Little Red Lighthouse. So just what is this super-cute, colorful lighthouse all about? We investigate.

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The Little Red Lighthouse

The great grey George Washington Bridge spans the mighty Hudson River at a point where trecherous currents are caused by the jutting point of land called Jeffrey's Hook. Barely noticeable there at the river's edge, a little red 19th Century lighthouse stands. In 1889, long before the bridge or the lighthouse, a 20-foot high post outfitted with two red lanterns was erected on the site to warn ships and barges of the outcropping and shoals. The lanterns were replaced with brighter lights six…

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Label the Parts of the Lighthouse - The Little Red Lighthouse

Cut and paste worksheet that allows the student to label the parts of the Little Red Lighthouse. The lighthouse was modeled after Jeffrey's Hook in The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Swift. There are two version of the worksheet - one with letter blocks for writing i...

Lower Level Of GWB Closed Tonight For "Full Scale Emergency Response Drill."

Reports say the Port Authority will be simulating a fuel tanker explosion complete with crashed cars and emergency vehicles.