Alternative Views: DUMBO, Brooklyn

Forget the Statue of Liberty,  The Empire State Building, or the freaking Sex and The City Tour. There’s a reason New Yorkers hardly grace any of those attractions. When you come to New York you must visit DUMBO, a formerly industrial part of the city by the water that has in the past twenty years been reclaimed as prime real estate.
Under the Brooklyn Bridge

DUMBO is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, but is actually a great spot to view both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. This area used to be a ferry port and housed several factories before these were shut down and artists took residence, naming it so as an attempt to dissuade developers from discovering the beauty of this area. Today the industrial era buildings and structures are side by side with luxury condominiums. You can’t argue with progress.

Under the Manhattan Bridge.
An old plaque from the Department of Street Cleaning.
I sure want to know who Litzky is.
A wedding photographer and a couple with the backdrop of the city.
A shot of the Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground and the Manhattan Bridge behind it.
An old warehouse and a section of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Manhattan Bridge through the fence.
Manhattan Bridge behind a summer flower.
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One thought on “Alternative Views: DUMBO, Brooklyn

  1. Roger Minstrel

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