Obscura / Gowanus II from The Vanderbilt Republic on Vimeo. When it comes to the Gowanus skyline, George Del Barrio and Ashton Worthington may very well be the urban topographical experts. For years, they've had an opportunity to zoom in on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the recycling plant on the Gowanus Canal, and the elevated Smith–9th … Continue reading Welcome to the Gowanus Upside Down: The Vanderbilt Republic Returns with ‘Obscura/Gowanus II’
Few urban pleasures are more satisfying than a practical shortcut. Measuring just 450 feet, the Squibb Park Bridge, which re-opened on Wednesday, April 19, not only deftly links Brooklyn Bridge Park to the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, it also boasts some of the most stunning views in all of New York City. But that relatively small … Continue reading Bridge Wars: The ‘Inherently Flawed’ Pedestrian Zigzag Bounces Back!