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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Manhattan Bridge Has an Unexpected New Use (21 pics)

Although the Manhattan Bridge is an architectural feature in Brooklyn, it is serving a whole different purpose to what it is intended to.

Homeless people have created tiny living pods under the upper deck, which is below the traffic but above the subway and bike lanes. An Asian man was spotted climbing a chain-link fence to access the space which is only 10 x 1.5 feet big. Rent in the areas would cost anywhere from $2900 or more. 





















6 comments:

  1. Who called the cops? I wonder how long he was there for.

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  2. There was a great article about this on the Gothamist a few weeks ago... Plus some more photos I think.

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  3. http://gothamist.com/2014/04/16/homeless_man_says_hes_lived_inside.php

    http://gothamist.com/2014/04/17/photos_police_remove_homeless_man_f.php#photo-1

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  4. When you have no where to go, no one who cares and you create some space somewhere that is out of the way. It's sad when people make it their business to take away what little you have yet they won't make it their business to help you.

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  5. How sad. And, they trashed everything they owned. I hope they get help.

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  6. nasty chink was likely shitting in a hole onto pedestrians.

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