There's a quiet place by the water. It has views of Manhattan. They're stunning. There's no highway. The cars and trucks don't sprint by. There's no hum of their accelerating engines. Rarely will you hear a horn honk.
There are no stop-lights. Stop signs work well enough. Green taxis line up outside your door. They’re ready to take you anywhere within the five boroughs. There's plenty to eat. Some of it's expensive. Some of it's more affordable.
Some of the men wear suits. Others wear shorts and flip-flops in the summer. Some of the men wear suits in the mornings, then shorts and flip-flops in the afternoon. In the summer in Dumbo, Brooklyn the days are long.
The skyline is over there, in Manhattan. And here, just off of the cusp of Downtown Brooklyn and only a short jaunt away from Brooklyn Heights, there's the feeling that something significant is just about to happen.