Grand St: View towards Williamsburg, Brooklyn (East River Park and Promenade)

47 – View North on the East River Promenade: the Williamsburg Bridge.

47 – View North on the East River Promenade: the Williamsburg Bridge.

Past Co-op Village, we reach a very narrow strip of parkland at the very edge of Manhattan.  Just beside it, is the Gigeresque expanse of the Williamsburg Bridge; and across the water is Williamsburg, Brooklyn – home to yuppies, expatriates and those individualistic, bohemian creative types commonly known in the city as “Hipsters.

Williamsburg was also where I lived during the short year and a bit I called New York City home in 2011-2012.  And in fact, my very apartment building sat just across the water from where I stood, pensively admiring the view.

This tour of Grand Street, and the entire Manhattan in 12 Streets project, thus ends for me, on this personal note: contemplating HOME.  Something that came as a delightful surprise.

48 – View to the South on the East River Promenade.

48 – View to the South on the East River Promenade.

View across the East River to Williamsburg, Brooklyn – my home, and the end of my year-long journey.

View across the East River to Williamsburg, Brooklyn – my home, and the end of my year-long journey.

THIS IS THE END OF MANHATTAN IN 12 STREETS.

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About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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