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with Manhattan skyline

This is the Manhattan Bridge; I turned left at the water and walked toward the Brooklyn Bridge. The tall building is the new World Trade Center, with antenna on top. I didn’t linger in the park too long. To my surprise (not… not again!), the sun was setting early.

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Another section of park is open at Brooklyn Bridge Park. It was a splendid day for enjoying the views and green grass. More of the same is predicted tomorrow.

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When I saw this sign I thought it was something new, then I noticed it was sponsored by the MEA, the Metropolitan Etiquette Authority. Even if they can’t give you a $50 ticket, think before you flick that butt!

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An everyday NYC weekend scene….

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Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo was hot, off-and-on sunny, and smelled like low tide, so I walked north and was happy to see that another section of the waterfront will be accessible before too long. This construction site is neater and cleaner than many NY kitchens I’ve been in. A Circle Line boat is visible going down the river.

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looking south

Whew, yesterday and today we’ve been having a taste of warmer, humid weather – this weekend is the symbolic beginning of summer, remember. The train air conditioning felt really good. FYI, that speck on top of the Brooklyn Bridge is an American flag. Many backyard flags will make their first appearance of the season on Monday, during barbecues.

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smokestack

It’s funny, the things people get sentimental about. There used to be five Con Ed smokestacks in Vinegar Hill; now there are two (I think). They look okay from a distance – not totally unphotogenic, but not necessarily lovable. Vinegar Hill is a small area wedged between the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Corcoran Realty and others are trying to extend DUMBO’s development a few blocks north, so it’s all symbolic:  keep the industrial past and there will be fewer condos, more old-time neighborhood flavor.

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manhattan bridge

Print this picture, carefully snip it out, and send to an out-of-town friend or acquaintance who thinks the Brooklyn Bridge is the only above-ground link between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The Manhattan Bridge, a suspension bridge that crosses the East River and connects Canal Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension, opened to traffic in 1909. The bridge has four auto lanes, split between two levels, four subway tracks, and paths for pedestrians and bike riders.

I thought I’d found a place for Manhattan Bridge enthusiasts to gather, but it turns out the Manhattan Bridge Club is more concerned with cards than bridges.

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