Published On: Mon, Jan 2nd, 2017

‘There she blows!’ Whale spotted in New York City’s East River hours before the city rings in the New Year | Daily Mail Online

  • A whale was spotted in the East River by officers patrolling New York City’s harbor in a police boat
  • The New York Police Department’s special operations division posted a photo of the unusual tourist on its Twitter account Saturday morning
  • The whale was seen swimming along the shores of Manhattan’s upper East Side, close to Gracie Mansion, where the mayor lives 

By Associated Press and Zoe Szathmary For Dailymail.com

A whale was spotted in the East River by officers patrolling New York City’s harbor in a police boat over the holiday weekend.

The New York Police Department’s special operations division posted a photo of the unusual tourist on its Twitter account Saturday morning.

It tweeted: ‘#Harbor spotted another whale in the E. River this morning right next to Gracie Mansion. Even the wildlife want to ring in #NYE2017 in #NY.’


A whale was spotted in the East River by officers patrolling New York City’s harbor in a police boat over the holiday weekend

The whale was seen swimming along the shores of Manhattan’s upper East Side, close to Gracie Mansion, where the mayor lives.

Officials told the New York Daily News that the whale was observed around E. 87th Street at about 10am.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons says officials from his office haven’t seen the whale.

However, he says based on the photos it appears to be a humpback whale.

One such humpback whale was also spotted in the East River last month.

Iannazzo-Simmons says the Coast Guard usually notifies mariners when it spots whales in busy waterways to be safe and ‘let the whale be the whale’.


The whale was seen swimming along the shores of Manhattan’s upper East Side, close to Gracie Mansion, where the mayor lives

‘There she blows!’ Whale spotted in New York City’s East River hours before the city rings in the New Year | Daily Mail Online.

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