The neighborhood where I went for hot chocolate yesterday evening is known as DUMBO, which is the acronym for Down Under Manhattan Bridge Underpass. It lies between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges in Brooklyn. I went back this afternoon solely to get a photo of the sign above.
DUMBO has a lot of 19th century warehouses. It is where Robert Fulton's ferry crossed to and from Manhattan. It is also where George Washington and troops evacuated Brooklyn during the Revolutionary War. A lot of the old warehouses and industrial buildings have been converted into residential buildings and artist studios. DUMBO still has an industrial feel to it, though. The Jehovah's Witnesses headquarters is nearby.
One of the things that I like about the neighborhood is artwork that is almost hidden in plain sight. Like this piece on a chain link fence:
It reminds me to keep my eyes open.
Of course, some sights are more noticeable than others:
|Manhattan Bridge||Brooklyn Bridge|