Vintage Photograph Shows Abandoned Dumbo Waterfront in 1960

Abandoned railroad tracks dart along the cobblestones of the Brooklyn waterfront, by Walker Evans 1960
Abandoned railroad tracks dart along the cobblestones of the Brooklyn waterfront, by Walker Evans 1960
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Captured by photographer Walker Evans, this great vintage photograph from 1960 shows an abandoned and desolate Brooklyn waterfront in the neighborhood that is now known as DUMBO. Here is a Google StreetView showing how the rejuvenated area looks today:

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