Lost In Brooklyn

March 21st, 2014, 6pm

It was 10.6°C.

I lost my way coming out the Carroll Street station and a couple of wrong turns later I found myself by this canal wondering where the heck I was. Turns out 3rd Street is not the same as 3rd Ave—something I didn’t realize until I found myself on the corner of 3rd & 3rd. Oh, well.

At least I got to document Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood, the famous(ly fragrant) Gowanus Canal, and the vacant vandalized brick building on the right known to locals as “The Batcave”.

In spite of the colorful surroundings, I wasn’t in any danger. This neighborhood is “up-and-coming”, which means rents are increasing at an alarming rate. It’s hard to believe but directly behind me and out of frame is a brand new grocery store from the luxury chain Whole Foods and it’s one of the nicest in the city I’ve heard.

In fact, a limousine pulled out from the WF’s parking lot just as I snapped the photo. Too bad I didn’t stick my thumb out for a lift.

David Wade and Christine said thanks.

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