As seen in Dumbo. Space is wherever you can find it.Here it’s Water St. and Anchorage Place under the Manhattan Bridge

Found in Vinegar Hill: This is the former home of the commander of the Brooklyn Navy Yard at 24 Evans St.

Found in Dumbo: 100–1 0 Bridge St. is the former home of the Eskimo Pie Corporation, now converted to offices. There are beautiful designs on the top with gold gargoyles. For more info on this building: http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2012/04/building-of-the-day-100-110-bridge-street/

This mural with the peace and justice signs is a little faded but still very striking. Found in Dumbo, right outside the subway station.

Most memorials are about 9/11 This one isn’t. It reads:

A field of broken rock,
The battlefield,
A broken monument,
A life cut short,
Duty, honor and sacrifice.

It is dedicated to a son of Brooklyn who died along with 278 others in the Gulf War in 1991. His name: Marine Major Eugene McCarthy. The broken rocks have a stunning impact upon the viewer.

From the Godfather to just God. This is the former site of the Gemini lounge where Gambino family members killed and dismembered between 100 to 200 victims in the late 1970s and early 80s.

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1979,  West Side Highway

Not a great place to walk, of course.

(via thetanknyc)

Kingshighway, heavily traveled by thousands of cars every day in Brooklyn, is really the Kingshighway built in 1636. It was the road where Lord Cornwallis on August 26, 1776 marched silently through the night.

A mural expressing a Brooklyn teenager’s thoughts on violence. Seen on Glenwood Road under the Train trestle near 46th Street.

Countless buildings in New York have pineapples in front of them. These symbolize the old days when seafaring travelers came back from long voyages and had no vitamin C in their diet for perhaps months. People would welcome them in New York Harbor by giving them pineapples and oranges. This sign of welcome sits beside a contemporary sign of welcome that invites you to share a coke with Austin. Seen on Albany Avenue in Flatlands, Brooklyn.