I posted a similar shot back in September 2014 (See: A Walk to Rockwood Hall). If you look look at it you’ll see that something is different. Specifically it’s the bridge. In the first picture you’re seeing the Tappan Zee Bridge, in the second its replacement the Mario Cuomo Bridge.

The name is, however, somewhat controversial as explained in the second Wikipedia article:

During construction, the project’s website referred to the crossing as the “New NY Bridge”. However, other sources referred to the crossing as the “New Tappan Zee Bridge”.

Governor Andrew Cuomo was successful in passing legislation to name the bridge after his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, on June 29, 2017. This has been met with stiff criticism as a Reclaim New York Initiative poll of Rockland and Westchester county residents found only 14.7% of respondents support the new name. Many have cited the timing of the New York State legislature vote at the last session before the summer term ended and the last chance to enact a state budget. As of November 29, 2017, over 100,000 people have signed a Change.org petition called “Return the Cuomo Bridge its original name: The Tappan Zee. That bridge is our history.”

On December 6, 2017, State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, a Republican from Mahopac in Putnam County, announced that he would introduce legislation to revert the name of the bridge to “Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge”, after former Governor Malcolm Wilson. The old Tappan Zee Bridge had been named for Wilson from 1994 to June 2017

I shall continue to refer to it as the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.

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