I went on a business trip to the U.S. and took this opportunity to made a short-trip to New York. Although the trip was just one-and-a-half-day, I enjoyed New York very much. In this article, I will write about Dumbo area Brooklyn as part of Day 2.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) The New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal
* Day 1 (2) Rockefeller Center, Musical “Les Misérables”
* Day 1 (3) Times Square
* Day 2 (1) Brooklyn Bridge
* Day 2 (2) Dumbo (Brooklyn) [This article]
* Day 2 (3) World Trade Center (WTC)
* Day 2 (4) High Line
* Day 2 (5) Chelsea, Fifth Avenue
* Day 2 (6) Times Square, Musical “PARAMOUR”
Following the previous post, I reached the Dumbo area in Brooklyn after walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. Then, I will walk around the Dumbo area.
Streetscape as historic districts
Dumbo (short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) used to an area where there were warehouses and factories. It used to be a dangerous town and “Once Upon a Time in America” was set on this area. But now, Dumbo has been developed and turned into residential district surrounded by greenery. In 2007, Dumbo was designated as the 90th historic district.
Old buildings with the Manhattan Bridge.
This view was what I expected when I read guidebooks.
I liked this vertical angle as well as the horizontal angle.
Wider angle shot.
Buildings seems to be old, but impressive.
I heard many artists lives in this area, so the area has artistic atmosphere.
I moved toward the Manhattan Bridge.
I was impressed with red brick buildings on the sides.
Other snap photos.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Then, I arrived at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park was open in 2010 and there are promenades and sports facilities. Brooklyn Bridge Park is huge and I just walked around part of the park due to time constraint.
To begin with, I took photos with the Manhattan Bridge.
Ships came and went on the East River.
On the other hand, this is the Brooklyn Bridge.
A red brick building.
I took a photo of the Brooklyn Bridge from the bottom.
I moved to the opposite side.
I saw tall buildings on the Lower Manhattan, including One World Trade Center.
Then, I left Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Here are other snap photos I took when I walk to the nearest station to move the next destination.
The last photos were taken at Cadman Plaza Park.
That’s it for the article about the Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of Day 2. Due to time-pressured situation, I just walked around part of the Dumbo area in Brooklyn. As far as I read guidebooks, I found there are many attractive spots in Brooklyn. So, if I have another chance to visit New York, I would like to stroll around Brooklyn over one or two days 🙂
In the next article, I will write about World Trade Center (WTC).
Brooklyn Bridge Park