Whilst reading it, I noticed a small illustration about New York as a port:
Sasek wrote his books in the 1960s, and so alongside being fine storybooks they act as nice reflections on a world past. I *think* I visited the same pier whilst there:
Pier 40 seemed to be an eclectic mix of car park, community space/units and a sports field! A non-profit organisation runs and programmes activities there.
I took a peak inside and found a football game in progress:
The players on one team all had Manchester City kits on. Sometimes, you can’t make it up.