|View of the Pearl Art and Craft Supply shop on Canal street, from the roof on Mercer street in SoHo. Canal is one of the main crosstown traffic corridors, therefore it's nearly gridlocked most hours of day and night. One of the problems of Canal street is trucks coming back to New Jersey from Brooklyn. They come in through a distant Verrazano - Narrows Bridge, but when they're coming back they're facing toll on the bridge westbound. Instead, they travel all the way through Brooklyn, across Manhattan bridge, and eventually Canal street, supposedly, one of Downtown's main shopping strips. The city seriously needs to rethink putting tolls on the East River bridges.|
|Coney Island, actually a peninsula in Brooklyn, NY is a neighborhood and a beach with a miles long boardwalk. It's also the last station for a couple of NYC Subway lines. Despite what one might judge from this picture, the station is a state of the art building, fully solar-powered, wheelchair accessible etc.|
|New Yorkers tend not to know what's beyond Manhattan, especially in the West (Brooklyn is East, right? :)|
They do know there's New Jersey and, eventually, California, though what's between the two is pretty much unknown. Here is my favorite Steinberg's drawing that nicely visualizes how they see beyond Manhattan.
Taken from the High Line on a warm, September evening last year.
|The Standard hotel New York overlooks the High Line park literally (it's standing over the elevated park). Due to it's huge, non reflective glass windows, one can see more than they'd like to walking up or down the High Line. Check out this short article about the issue in the NY Mag.|
|So far I've uploaded pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge, the entrance to the walkway, eventually the walkway itself, at night. They were repainting the Bridge last year so shooting possibilities were limited due to construction fences. But then again, It was an interesting sight and kind of an unusual photo opportunity.|
Unfortunately, my camera doesn't take good pictures in low light, I so need to get a new body!
|Neon guiding pedestrians to the Brooklyn Bridge walkway. the entrance is hidden beneath one of the bridge's on-ramp so they've decided to brighten it up a little.|
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