Saturday, February 24, 2007

The New Emptiness of the Red Hook Skyline

Revere with Swan

Part of our routine, every day, is to check out Red Hook from the F Train and from the Smith-9th Street Station. We do this because we like the view and because since December, we've been instinctively glancing toward the waterfront to check on the progress made on the Revere Dome demolition. We look to see that it is still there. Yesterday, for the first time ever, the Revere Dome was no longer visible from the F. We looked and we looked and all we could see was the towering smokestack of the old plant.

There are many people in Brooklyn--both newcomers and long time residents--that have never known this view without the Revere Dome. It was something that was simply always there.

And, now, it's not.

Call us sentimental fools, but we're going to miss that waterfront skyline with its towering cone very, very, very, very much.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I refuse to mourn for industrial blight!

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:09 anony doesn't get it. Sad.

5:10 PM  
Blogger They say it's a cold world said...

Industrial Blight, my tuches! Anonymous 4:09 would rather go to a Blockbuster than revel in the last shreds of individuality our city has to offer. What a tragic self-indictment.

As a Red Hook resident constantly on the road I just want to thank you at gowanuslounge for keeping me in touch with the goings-on, whether tragic or not. When I'm homesick I can just log on--and get even more homesick.
Thank You

7:04 PM  

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