Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. A name coined in 1978 to deter developers. Listed as the it spot in 2002, now the highest concentration of tech companies in NYC, a 10 block radius that employs 10,000 people.
Cobblestone streets, the Manhattan bridge pier in the background.
The graffiti tastefully painted over in brick red.
On the corner, in the shadow of the grey blue span.
Shouldered cameras, one guy told me this was the best place to take photos in New York.
I asked the kid to do the trick again. He looked at the photo and said, That’s cool.
Trucks and construction on every corner, taking the detritus of demolition.
THING SEES THRU LOVE.
The Freedom Tower, their background.
The green wall of construction.
A wedding, with a Brooklyn Bridge pier backdrop.
Shake the champagne. Congratulations.
A chute for the rubble. The Empire Stores, once a repository for coffee beans, animal hides, raw sugar in the late 19th century. The State of New York, owner, somehow it will be incorporated into the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Handing out flyers in front of the decades old scaffolding.
A sidewalk garden in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Two Trees, a hated development. The laborers work their way up finishing the rooms as they go.
What were they waiting for?
The old and the new in the bridge’s shadow.
Plastic wrapped dogs.
The life of a tech smoke break.