Above: Formerly the Greenpoint Savings Bank, now a branch of North Fork: I love the scaly roof. The building imitates ancient Roman architecture (in this case, the Pantheon), a favorite device ca. 1900 for implying that a bank was steady as a rock and would last for centuries. Manhattan Ave. at Calyer St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Below: On the one hand, it's nice to be able to walk across the Williamsburg Bridge without fearing it will fall into the East River - which seemed possible 10 years ago. On the other hand, the new pedestrian walkway is so fenced in that it's nearly impossible to take any photos except of the bridge itself.