Photo by myself near the Manhattan Bridge, in Brooklyn.
Monday evening, people camped out on the bank of the East River to catch the sunset. The Lower East Side is visible, across the East River.
DUMBO describes the area near the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, in Brooklyn. The acronym stands for 'Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass'. The area is known for artists, renovated warehouses and some cobblestone streets.
I finally left the house Monday, after staying many days inside, recovering from an illness.
Whew! What a day to be out. Even near sundown, the air was thick with moisture. It was HOT. The heat didn't stop others, though. Flocks of people were busy enjoying the view of Manhattan from across the East River, in Brooklyn Heights.
I walked a bit on and below the Manhattan Bridge. Then I walked a few blocks over to the Brooklyn Promenade.
Unfortunately there aren't any signs marking the way to the Promenade, a park-like area raised up above the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway with stellar views of Manhattan. If you're planning to visit, do consult a map, such as this one.
It's easy to get on the wrong level from the Manhattan Bridge area, and find yourself on desolate streets lined with uncharming warehouses. The promenade level is located above the warehouses, behind some lovely Brooklyn streets.
On the map, the promenade is not shown, but is located running along to the right of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Related posts: Sunday Morning, Along the East River, At the Foot of the Manhattan Bridge and On Bridges and Changing Times.