The Benefits of Gentrification

These are views from the Empire Stores, the red brick warehouse on Water St., owned by coffee magnates Arbuckle Bros, before it was sold and left abandoned for most of the second half of the 20th century. As Brooklyn gradually dropped its industrial features for a gentrified, trendier look, the building too received a total facelift, and was restored to an urban food and market place.

PS: the last two images are from the ferry back to Manhattan.

Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC

September 15th, 2019

Down Under

A walk, long overdue. Surely, we must have been the only newly arrived couple who waited six months to walk Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass – DUMBO to friends. But here we were, on a Sunday afternoon in February, mild and sunny and glorious, with our take of the iconic Manhattan Bridge seen from Washington St. and, true to word, from Down Under.

February 18th, 2017