START SPREADING THE NEWS – NEW YORK CITY – A VISIT TO CHELSEA PIERS.

Since 1995, Chelsea  Piers in new York  City   has been  known  as  an  entertainment  and  sports  complex.

Not only  is  there  a   skating  rink, a bowling  alley ,  and  a golf course  at Pier  59, where you  can channel  your inner  Tiger Woods ,  but if you look  hard enough ,  you might  be  able  to  locate  “Law and Order  Way”,.

That’s  right ,  like  the  television  show   as many episodes   were filmed  here.

It’s  also  a  place  where people  can  leave their  own  boats  and take cruises .

Around  the  early  1900s, Chelsea  Piers was the place  for all ships to dock in New York  Harbor .

Pier 59 at that time   was supposed  to  be  the  final  destination  for  the  Titanic .

The ship  Carpathia was the rescue  ship  for the  survivors  from  the  icy waters  of  the  Atlantic  Ocean .

The Carpathia   docked on Pier 54.

There aren’t  any  ships at that pier now, just what  seems  to  be  a frame  of a pier.

Pier 54 was the starting  point  for  the  luxury  liner, The Lusitania ,  which  was bound  for Europe  in 1915.

It never made it .

It was blown  up by a German  Uboat during  World  War  I .

There  were no  survivors  this  time.

In the days  before  and  after  World  War  I  I ,  anybody  who  was somebody ,  whether  they were rich or poor ,  movie stars, or even  service members   leaving  or returning  from  war, left from  Chelsea  Piers .

This was  the  place  that the 1936 United  States  Olympic  Track  Team  sailed from   to go to  Berlin ,  Germany   as the picture  on the wall of Jesse  Owens  and some of  his teammates  tells  you .

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