Ancient Sites of New York City 6: Cave-shops of Brooklyn Bridge

If you can forget the swindling steel pillars supporting the outer runways of the Brooklyn Bridge, these odd cave-shops have a Roman sturdiness, a very simple beauty of proportionate building grown ripe for use. They much resemble, indeed, the dwellings of the Theater of Marcellus in Rome over which the New York tourist raves, in ignorance that we have almost a replica at home.

 

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