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about the sights
The West side of Manhattan is New York's beating heart of commerce. From the shipping trade that lined the docks for the better part of two centuries to the media and finance center of Times Square, the West side is where New Yorkers came to make their name in the world. At the dawn of the 21st century, New York's west side is being rewritten again, with the new Hudson River Park, revitalized Times Square and the Hudson Yards development being just a few of the notable landmarks. It is also home to both New York's original Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and World Yacht dining cruises.
Just across the river from the west side of Manhattan, New Jersey's commercial waterfront has recently begun to take root. New residential, commercial and industrial buildings dot the landscape, with more development slated for the decades ahead. This is the shoreline where Aaron Burr famously dueled with American president Alexander Hamilton (he wasn't president at the time). Moving forward in time, the Eire Lackawanna railroad made its terminus in Hoboken, where its iconic sign still stands tall above one of many New York/New Jersey ferry terminals.