Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Neighborhood Profile: Exploring Red Hook, Gowanus Canal and ... I Just Moved Here

Text & Photos by Matthew Mann

I just moved to Red Hook about a week ago. I still don’t know much about the place. There’s a lot of eighteen wheeler traffic and all the Fung Wah buses hang out in a warehouse about a block away from where I live. I met my neighbor yesterday, his name is James and he has a tiny dog with squinty eyes. I don’t have a bed yet so I sleep on a piece of cardboard on my floor.

(from top to bottom) 37 Carrol Street, the building without a back; Under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway; The Gowanus Canal, pronounced “Go-on-us,” not “Go-anus;” Trash and heavy machinery are common sights.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It unfolds slowly...welcome to the neighborhood.