Welcome to the 9th Street crossing over the Gowanus Canal.
History lesson: thanks to years of chemical dumping, the Gowanus is infamous as one of the most toxic bodies of water in the country. The barren industrial neighborhood that surrounds it is legendary for its prostitution and crime levels. Everybody says you’re looking at one of the ugliest and most toxic canals in America. Everybody’s nuts though; I think this is one of the most beautiful.