About 25 years after they opened the Brooklyn Bridge, they opened the Manhattan Bridge, just a wee way uptown.
It’s also a spectacular suspension bridge, although it lacks the allure of its older sibling. It pays to be first, I guess.
But it is a wonderful old bridge, and the artists living on the Brooklyn side right in its shadow call their area DUMBO, standing for “down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass.”
I don’t know who’s building that tower in the background, but they should stop and reverse course. It’s ruining the sight lines.
I did not know about the DUMBO area. My learning for today.
Tom – It’s a cute moniker, for sure.
Didn’t know any of this about the Manhattan Bridge. Possibly I crossed it in ignorance in May this year.
Judith – Well, the lovely thing about bridges is that they’re wonderful even if we don’t know much about them.
I wonder how the enormity of that construction in the visual neighborhood affects the art of the DUMBOs?
Laurna – Certainly it’s odd to come around a corner and have that massive bridge overhead. Maybe we could get some sponsorship money to research this pressing question. I’m looking for any excuse to get back to New York, preferably on someone else’s nickel . . .