Candy Peaks

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This ex-candy factory that produced Mason Peaks – a candy bar with coconut covered in chocolate and Mason Mint – a round mint patty also covered in chocolate, later became an affordable housing and subsidized artists’ community until its most recent conversion into luxury condos, not without the controversy and bitter aftertaste that follow evictions that follow real-estate development that follow big bucks investments.

But, thankfully, they kept the sign which has now become my benchmark when looking for the right turn to reach Brooklyn Heights Promenade coming from Brooklyn Bridge. After getting off of the bridge and following the path through the park towards Peaks Mason Mints I continue on Middagh Street up until Columbia Heights then turn left and walk a few meters to a marked descending path which is the start of the Promenade and its glorious views of the Manhattan skyline.

September 5th, 2016

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