SPURA Site 4

Posted on: August 24th, 2009 at 6:26 am by

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The gravel parking lot located at 163 Delancey (between Clinton and Suffolk), Site 4 of the SPURA wasteland, remains a photogenic haven of urban decay.  Despite being positioned along the busy approach of the Williamsburg Bridge, the space itself is relatively quiet. At least enough to hear the numerous birds and crickets in the area.

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And, of course, it’s hard to avoid the haphazard assortment of merchant vans and trucks parked there, most of which are sheathed in a skin of graffiti.  We see these tagged vehicles driving the downtown streets every day, but it’s nice to know where some of them reside.

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[SPURA diagram via CB3]

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