Friday, June 01, 2007

Stroll Across the Gowanus on Your Screen

Carroll Street Bridge Google Map

Google knows how to make a splash, and it's doing so with its street-level images. There are abundant concerns being voiced about privacy issues, and we have to say we were amused to find Casa GL, even if you're not quite able to see into the windows. A little weird, we've got to say. Nonetheless, we only post this to note that in Brooklyn, much of Park Slope, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens and places like Coney Island have been mapped. We thought, we'd take a look around Gowanus, and while it cuts off around Second Street and Bond, you can take it over the Carroll Street Bridge and Union Street Bridge. Or you can try Dumbo. Or a little bit of Coney Island. Etc. And, well, if you live on the streets that have already been photographed, you can breathe easy. On the other hand, if you're in Williamsburg or Greenpoint or other neighborhoods that aren't up yet, look out for that van snapping away. Or, maybe, they've already been through and just haven't posted the images yet.

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