Kicking Down The Cobble Stones

Tuesday, on my day off (click here), I took the subway to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The park didn’t exist when I lived here (but that was more than 35 years ago). It’s gorgeous and continues to grow north and south along the East River. The park began on the former Port Authority piers south of the bridge. Click here to learn more about the park.

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I HOPE THEY’LL RETAIN THE COBBLE STONES AND TROLLEY RAILS..
BROOKLYN BRIDGE.
MANHATTAN BRIDGE (AS I APPROACHED THE PARK).
BROOKLYN BRIDGE WITH LOWER MANHATTAN IN BACKGROUND.
THE PARK AS IT HEADS TOWARD THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE.
MORE OF THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE.
UNDER THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE WITH
WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND.
HISTORIC RENOVATIONS AND REPURPOSING.
(CENTER) “EMPIRE STORES” WAREHOUSE. BUILT FROM 1869–1895.
THE FIRST COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION FACILITY FOR ROASTED COFFEE.
(RIGHT) TOBACCO WAREHOUSE. SOON TO BE AN ARTS SPACE.
THE CAROUSEL. BUILT IN 1922 BY THE PHILADELPHIA TOBOGGAN COMPANY.
DONATED TO THE PARK AND PLACED ON THE FORMER FULTON FERRY SITE.
HELLO, LAMP POST.
PLAYGROUND.
VIEW FROM BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK EDUCATION CENTER.

“The 59th Street Bridge Song” (aka “Feeling Groovy”)…

NOTE: The 59th Street Bridge (aka the Queensboro Bridge) does not appear in this post. I have clearly been away too long. My thanks to Walt at WCS blog for setting me straight (or at least gayly forward). Hope you enjoy the music anyway!

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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    1. Susan:
      First… I keep meaning to thank you for visiting and for allowing me to get to know you. It’s a great pleasure. Sorry about the missing comments. I converted this past year from Google Blogger to WordPress (and name changed from “Mitchell is Moving” to “Moving with Mitchell”). Comments were supposed to move with the old blog posts when I did the transfer, but one huge batch did not. Sorry you missed out on those!

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