Dumbo Then and Now: Manhattan Bridge From Washington Street (1974)

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We’ve done two similar versions (here and here) of this shot before, but a reader sent us his version of the view down Washington Street in Dumbo from 1974 vs today. The 1974 photo of course had no luxury loft buildings and was desolate (according to our artist friends who were here at the time). The streets were not maintained much, until the restoration of the Belgian blocks in June 2011.

Thank you Emery Wells for the photo submission.

{Dumbo Then and Now, series, DumboNYC}

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