Thursday, November 29, 2007

Memory Lane: Remembering the Roebling Oil Field

Remembering Roebling 11-26 Two

With the Roebling Oil Building coming to market as Warehouse 11 in "North Williamsburg," we're feeling nostalgic for all the time we spent at the site shooting photos of oil oozing up through the ground as the clean up process was underway. All traces of the oil were gone by late spring as a "protective membrane" was put down and a foundation was poured. The Department of Environmental Conservation has continued drilling test wells and trying to figure out how big the spill is and where it's coming from. We've been feeling some strong pangs of oily nostalgia, so here are a few from the Roebling Oil vault.

Roebling Oil Field Oil

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Roebling Oil2

Remembering Roebling 11-26 One

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Blogger judy said...

I know it's not the same thing, but if you're really nostalgic for that sweet oily aroma, you can come over to North 11th and breathe in the luscious gas leak that Keyspan has been "fixing" for the past couple weeks. Mmmm. . . .

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're "nostalgic" for the days when the oil was discovered because it fit your club-footed agenda and now that it's been cleaned up and replaced by a luxury doorman building, making the neighborhood even nicer, you resent it. proof that you're desperate, callow, and not to mention, not that clever. W11-WD 40 line is a weak, hackneyed attempt to be funny - stick to taking shots of workmen standing on buckets for smoke breaks and implying that it's a tragedy of epic proportions, or taking shots of stained up, abandoned mattresses. get a life already.

10:12 AM  

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