View towards the DUMBO neighborhood from underneath the Manhattan Bridge from which the neighborhood gets part of its name.
At first this appears to be construction debris, though on closer inspection the concrete casts from planters of varying sizes may be discerned.
View of the Empire Fulton Ferry State Park. The terraced seating leading to the water helps to improve public access to the waterfront and allows for a natural shoreline that is better for the health of the river.
Pedro's Spanish American Restaurant with its vivid colors, murals, and gritty feel, anchors a corner of Jay and Front Street in DUMBO. Even simple buildings without much architectural character can be transformed with creativity. The low overhead then allows for this to serve as an affordable neighborhood eatery and gathering place.
Across the street from Pedro's is this massive brick warehouse building. Retail uses predominate on the ground floor, while upper floors house galleries, artist studios, and loft apartments. Among the many notable firms that call this place home, includes StudioEIS, makers of surprisingly lifelike bronze sculptures of historical figures.
Units are being subdivided on the ground floor of the Front Street building, to provide for multiple tenants. The transparency provided by window walls throughout, creates visual interest and makes individual spaces to feel less box-like.
A.I.R. Gallery was founded in 1972, as the first artist-run not-for-profit gallery for women artists in the U.S. On the second floor of the Front Street building, an artist in residence program shows the work of women artists on the 2nd floor.