We live in an area of Brooklyn called DUMBO (an acronym for "Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass" - and we do basically live right under the Manhattan Bridge). From our windows we have a great view of Brooklyn Bridge and the lower Manhattan skyline:
View of East River in early 1900s, when the Navy Yards just north of the Manhattan Bridge manufactured huge ships like this one.
|Currier & Ives celebration of the new bridge, circa 1885|
Brooklyn Bridge (foreground) and Manhattan Bridge (background) circa
1900, from about the area of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Most of these
piers are now vacant, but back in the day they were a major factor in New
York City's power as a trading center.
Snow in DUMBO
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