njt/mnrrbuff wrote:I will be in Jersey City this Sat, and am wondering where I can get good shots of Path action where the right of way is outside, in Jersey City? thanks.
I'd start at the southeast corner of Sip & Summit as shown in this Google Maps link: http://tinyurl.com/pathpicspot
You can try the parking lot of the building to the right (it houses a Motor Vehicle Agency among other things, so it is a public building). Scroll the map to the east and you'll see the Baldwin, Chestnut, and Waldo Ave overpasses (Waldo is pedestrian-only). These have all had mesh guards installed on the sides, so you may have to fiddle to get the view you want.
To the west, you could ask if the parking lot on Pavonia Ave would let you shoot from their top level - if not, there's a de-mapped street that leads to the northwest from that lot which is public property, though with the PATH in a cut there, you may not have the best angle. Further west, Fayette Place is another partially de-mapped steet that parallels the PATH tracks at ground level. If entering via West Side Ave, don't let the Italian catering joint's valets convince you that West Side Ave is their private property. Or, avoid them entirely by going one block west and using Giles Ave. instead.