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The far west border of Hunters Point borders the , and presents a great view of the

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You can also see from the through to the ,
reading left to right like a book

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Unlike , which lies not far north of this spot, the cranes and
barge offload docks here still slowly melt into the river, yet to be restored and turned into
squeaky-clean parks

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Hi

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You almost feel like youre in some sort of urban wilderness when viewing the
and the through a wild, grassy hillside

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Then, from the top of the hill, the entire city comes into view

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A cruses downriver, slipping between and the
and

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Near where the Queensboro Bridge crosses Roosevelt Island, the
slowly rots wikimapia.org/6582/Renwick-Smallpox-Hospital

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A vessel is moored in the mouth of just to the south, between these
and the Brooklyn Navy Yard

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And Newtown Creek opens into the distance opposite the view separating
(to the north/left) and (to the south/right)

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Just a photo so I can remember what this land looked like completely empty, before the condos swept in

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Graz: 26th Mar 2009 - 01:27 GMT

I really like the second shot. It looks as if the barge dock is just....waiting.

CartLegger: 26th Mar 2009 - 02:02 GMT

#4 does it for me. I did not have the balance or gumption to make it to the end of the gantry, so I could not get this particular angle. nicely done!

Peter: 26th Mar 2009 - 02:20 GMT

pump-pump, hiss-hiss
dead seahorse-shaped hydraulics
blink at manhattan

Peter: 26th Mar 2009 - 02:28 GMT

also: something about this site was very pensive, and doubly as prescient. i know this post seems like a heap of sort of boring photos, but i really felt the urge to just represent this place candidly so that i can accurately remember how it looked, because before too long, its going to change drastically and look so different that no one will even remember all of this.

cartlegger, what was that you were telling me about the budweiser distributor or whatever this place is:

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did you happen to get any photos of the front of it? my eyes were on the security dude, and i forgot to snap one...

Mike: Wow that first picture rocks!

elaine: urban wilderness is a favourite look of mine.

FDNY: 1st Apr 2009 - 01:48 GMT

The budweiser plant is about to be torn down. If you'd like to know what this little piece of landscape will be, google "Hunters Point South"... a 13-building high-rise condo project with low to median-income housing, a school, and retail space.

irving: 20th Sep 2009 - 22:06 GMT

Urban decay!!! Urban decay!! what else is new
Its the American way!
i say again!!! Urban decay!!
what's up with that?
Its the american way
Fight another's war 'n Watch urban decay
Goin' its way Takin'your pay Urban decay!!!!!!
Man oh man its so true Urban decay

brad: 5th Feb 2010 - 19:10 GMT

i love seeing the pictures on this site, some really amazing photos...you all who take the shots, really have a good eye. i wish i could get shots like these

Robert: 5th Feb 2010 - 21:55 GMT

Peter, first time I get to see this great article... How did I miss this? Mike says that the first shot rocks. To my mind, they all rock!

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