05/20/2004:

Gowanus 2

Gowanus 2

Gowanus 2

Gowanus 2

Gowanus 2

Gowanus 2

Gowanus 2

Gowanus 2

I remember discovering the Gowanus Canal when I was 15. Of course, I had seen it a million times, but only from the inside of a car as we drove to and from Brooklyn Heights or Carroll Gardens. In the 1980s, the area around the canal was fairly dangerous, or so it seemed to me as a short white kid from Park Slope. Anyway, at 15 I started skating to school, and the easiest way to get to Manhattan was down Carroll Street, over the Gowanus Canal Bridge near Nevins Street. I remember the smell of the canal back then, and occasionally stopping on the bridge and looking North or South. It seemed a kind of magical place, and still does.

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Love the conveyor belt and the well-kept one-story house next to the abandoned building. Some of the others look strangely familiar. :)

i'm rarely impressed by my own work- mostly i just see the flaws. but those first four pictures look good to me.

Why don't you two geniuses get gay married already. You take the same fucking boring pix.

Look for "Provincetown 1," "Provincetown 2," and "Provincetown 3" coming soon!

2,3 nice

i really want to start a photoblogger gang to deal with haters. like, one day they are walking down the street, and suddenly we drop down on them with like 40 tripods. then half us kick the crap out of them while the others take pictures.

Shut up you swish. Go get a fake tan or something and a mojito and chill out.

I hope someday I will be sophisticated enough to accuse people on the Internet of being gay. Until that day, I can only wait and dream...and sing...AND SING...

Haha, Jake I'll be down with with the photoblogger gang, I'll bring my monopod, they swing a lot better than a tirpod.

As a former member or the Gowanus Canal Swim Club I must admit these shots take me back and back and back and back.....Uh what was I saying?

Love the one-story house. I want to take a GPS and map the distribution of all the Russo Notary signs in the neighborhood.

Name, you're my hero

Hey Jake- I absolutely love Brooklyn and New York City and all the boroughs. It's my favorite city in the world! I was born and raised in San Francisco. The history of NY City is one of my passions. I get to visit NYC through your website everyday. It's fantastic! Thanks for sharing all your pictures. Keep em coming!
Jeannie

Hey Jake- I absolutely love Brooklyn and New York City and all the boroughs. It's my favorite city in the world! I was born and raised in San Francisco. The history of NY City is one of my passions. I get to visit NYC through your website everyday. It's fantastic! Thanks for sharing all your pictures. Keep em coming!
Jeannie

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