The bridge looking down Washington Street towards Plymouth Street, ca. 1980.
There were still warehouses and factories. In the print you can read Washington on the street sign.
When this shot was taken I did not realize my family had been living in this neighborhood since about 1845. As far as I can tell the last of my family moved out about 1925.
Around 1979 I started running across the bridge every night at around 3:30 a.m. I worked nights at the N.Y. Times. I was a copyboy, which was basically an internal messenger in the newsroom. I worked with people like: Kathy Ryan, Michael Spector, Al Siegel, Frank Camp, Susan Faludi, Sam Solovitz and Perry Lang.
As for Sam he was a dear friend and my mentor, rabbi in New York speak, read his OBIT.