DUMBO

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.

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Cobblestone streets, the Manhattan bridge pier in the background.

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The graffiti tastefully painted over in brick red.

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On the corner, in the shadow of the grey blue span.

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Shouldered cameras, one guy told me this was the best place to take photos in New York.

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I asked the kid to do the trick again. He looked at the photo and said, That’s cool.

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Trucks and construction on every corner, taking the detritus of demolition.

d-love

THING SEES THRU LOVE.

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The Freedom Tower, their background.

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The green wall of construction.

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A wedding, with a Brooklyn Bridge pier backdrop.

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Shake the champagne. Congratulations.

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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.

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Handing out flyers in front of the decades old scaffolding.

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A sidewalk garden in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Two Trees, a hated development. The laborers work their way up finishing the rooms as they go.

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Another photoshoot.

d-waiting

What were they waiting for?

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Cyclists?

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The old and the new in the bridge’s shadow.

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Plastic wrapped dogs.

d-vw

Empire State.

d-smoke

The life of a tech smoke break.

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