The basin is considerably quieter today. I walked down to the water (carwash on one side, cement works & NYPA gas turbine facility the other), through an open chainlink fence, past an empty checkpoint booth and a number of security signs. I stood, under blue September skies, gazing at the grand ruins of the Grain Terminal across the bay. Later a middle-aged couple appeared and we chatted. They were recent Greenwood transplants from Manhattan, having decamped from the Village, after a longer time in the C/D East Village of the 70s/80s. Nice people, and the meeting seemed one more sign of the odd mosaic of neighborhood change. But too fine a day to go down that road for long. Enjoy the moment! The air seemed fresh and clear (even with that gas turbine facility close at hand?). The water gleamed. A stretch of shoreline was briefly mine. I loved the city immoderately.
Note: The link to the Todd Shipyards picture is no longer working - I'll try to put in another one shortly.