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DUMBO’s Washington Street transforms into outdoor runway

June 26, 2018 By Gordon Walker Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A view of the Manhattan Bridge from Washington Street. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Washington Street in DUMBO is a tourist attraction for thousands, who come from near and far for the amazing view of the Manhattan Bridge amongst the early 20th-century architecture and the breathtaking backdrop of Manhattan and the Empire State Building.

In an era where social media is of paramount importance, there is one man who makes it his mission to give people something tangible and make their experience one to remember.

For $5, Horacio Gonzalez sells visitors a pair of polaroid pictures they can take home. After seeing so many people snapping and taking selfies on the cobblestones, he thought tourists would appreciate something they could hang on to.

“People are starting to appreciate physical things,” Gonzalez said.

The real moments in DUMBO happen between the people without the cameras in their hands, according to The New York Times.

The cobbled street lures a curious mix of tourists, newlyweds looking for romantic pictures and movie crews that sometimes show up and try their best to section off the street from everyone else.

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