On a recent Sunday afternoon, we grabbed grub at Lassen & Hennings, a great delicatessen in Brooklyn Heights and headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 where we would spend the next seven hours. I remember this area of the Brooklyn waterfront from old movies. It was always used for a sketchy exchange, involving a mobster or cop who needed a location where nobody else would be. Not anymore! This gritty industrial zone is now the beginnings of a park which will eventually span the entire Brooklyn waterfront. Right now, it’s a little too new, a little too manicured. But there’s no better place to catch Manhattan turn from day to night. And of course there’s the Blue Marble ice cream stand!

All photographs by Augustin Pasquet