The city comprises five boroughs located at the mouth of the Hudson River: the Bronx, Manhattan on Manhattan Island , Queens and Brooklyn on Long Island , and Staten Island. A yachting cap on such a voyage as this could hardly be called appropriate. The East and Hudson River tunnels had been pulled out by the roots, and the Brooklyn and other bridges had been broken like strands of rotten thread, and already—early as it was—we could hear the howls and imprecations of the commuters on the Long Island and Jersey shores, who had bought homes in those sections on the guarantee that they were but thirty minutes from Broadway, and who now found the distance doubled. So does the woman who, in her little gasoline launch, visits the great stores on Sixth Avenue or Twenty-third Street, or who drives in the park in her white-winged catboat. My father, most conservative of men, would, I knew, not consider the idea for one moment, and here was the richest man in the world laying the opportunity at my feet, nay, begging me to take it. I could see that John D. Das Wetter in New York City 27.
I own a great deal of it now, and I will get the rest. The city's most recognisable icons are the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge, which crosses the East River and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. Markright had completed the purchase of the city, I had my laborers pack tightly sawdust, cotton, rags, sponges and any other materials that were of that nature. In such a cause I do not spare myself. Of course there had been some little damage. Die Niederschlagswahrscheinlichkeit und die Niederschlagsmenge dagegen beziehen sich immer auf die gesamte Stunde. From the Battery to Spuyten Duyvil my men were at work with chisel and pick-axe, with crow-bar and auger, removing the streets of New York! He was rapidly becoming a nervous dyspeptic wreck, and this was aggravated by the noises of the city.
I will stay in New York, and I will go to the Mediterranean. Even the wash-woman, carrying home some one's week's laundry in her little canoe, has a word of thanks for me, while the visitors to the city who see its beauties from the decks of the excursion steamers are informed by the man with the megaphone that all this peace and beauty are due to my efforts. I heard cries from the street, too, and the voices of drivers shouting at their fallen horses, and fear of a thousand different accidents passed rapidly through my mind. The voyage was begun, and the navigation of the city was in the hands of more experienced seamen than myself. At a word from me the hydraulic jacks were removed and the city rolled slowly and gently onto the awaiting canal boat fleet. He expressed some surprise at my youthfulness, saying he had expected to find an older man, and then launched at once into the business he had in mind. Markright was most rude to me, until I had seen his physicians and talked the matter over with them.
It jammed in, and wedged in, and stuck fast there. To build a raft under a dozen square miles of swampy, crumbly land such as Chicago is built on would be too big a job for even me. You must not suppose that I had undertaken this tremendous job without thought. Gegen später ist es wolkig, die Sonne zeigt sich nur vereinzelt bei Höchstwerten von 24°C. Below me I saw the same policeman guarding the pedestrians across the crowded streets, and the same sleepy cab horses drowsing in the sun along the edge of Madison Square. Thus, too, would the life of the city go on during all its long voyage, and even when it was safely moored at some coast where, perhaps, thousands of years ago, Ulysses touched in his little boat.
Senile dyspeptic or not, John D. For those who, in the old days, used the surface cars, there are the fleet passenger boats, and the users of the subway are provided with the nice warm submarine boats. Markright—poor sleeper as he was—had not been awakened. The town was stuck in the Narrows, and there, as you know, it has stuck ever since. Any nice day you may see him in the financial district, garbed in a diver's suit and guarded by one of the police tugs, playfully gathering up the money that other men have dropped in Wall Street. The author died in 1937, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the is the author's life plus 80 years or less.
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To this effect I had engaged the entire fleet of river and harbor tug-boats that had added so much to the life of the waters about New York, and they were prepared to attach themselves to the enormous float whenever I should command them to do so, and I now gave the command. I had computed that the progress of the city toward the Mediterranean would necessarily be very slow. I will stay in New York and you will take New York to the Mediterranean. Markright since the island of Manhattan had jammed in the Narrows, and they had suffered tortures from his nerves. You have already made a splendid profit on the purchase, and you can take that profit whenever you choose. There were no more telegraphic connections with the mainland.
One evening the whole population of New York was complaining of the crowded condition of the street cars—and the next morning there were no crowds on the cars; there were no cars; there were no streets; nothing but clean, noiseless canals where the streets and avenues had been. The three main airports serving the New York metropolitan area are John F. I don't know how it would like the idea of having its leading city floated off to the Mediterranean, and tagged onto France or Morocco, or wherever you want it. Markright, and I would not steal a pin. I am an honest man, Mr. I turned away, and went up-town to my office.
The life of the town goes on as before. Where there was danger there is now safety, and where there was noise there is now peace. The next moment I saw the little wavelets rippling about the point of the city, and I breathed a sigh of relief as I knew the good old town was on its way to sunnier climes. Markright chose to sit on the edge of the city and let his feet hang over, I could not see how he could obtain the sensations of a yachtsman from the voyage the city was to make. I took down the receiver and held it to my ear. Here were the same hurrying crowds that I had seen there of old.
So gentle was the swelling process, and so evenly did the cleavage occur, that pedestrians on the streets did not notice the slight jar that told that New York had been separated from her rocky base. I did not put Staten Island where it happens to lie—some one else put it there. Business and pleasure occupy the people as usual. Our streets are always clean, and are not torn up day after day to permit the laying of pipes. He assured me that there was little likelihood of anything coming up that would require much attention during his absence, and that my principal duties would be to tell inquirers when he was expected back in New York, and to assure anyone that dropped in with a bill that he would settle it on his return.