Hello everybody. This seems like a friendly place, so if nobody minds I'll pull up a chair and spoil a spell.
I wanted to mention some things about the Early Show clip and get your opinions. For reference, paste this link:
in your address bar: if you have Real codecs installed, the clip (without commercials) should show up in the appropriate player.
The wave-off footage at the end would seem to be either at Empire-Fulton Ferry park (state) or Brooklyn Bridge park (city): I can't
tell which. But everything else seems to point to the north end of Governors Island.
First, compare the skylines (and the wharf structure) in these two photos, one taken west of the wharf and one just east:
Second, compare the building in the background with the island bookstore:
Third, compare the area I've enhanced (upper-right) with the structures at the ferry landing:
You can go here:http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/manhattan/governorsisland/northern/
for the original, larger pictures. This is an overview with my guess about the shoot location:
I'm not sure how (or if) they're going to tie the two places together. Usually contestants arrive for Phil's
briefing in some kind of specialized vehicle. Something local to New York, perhaps?