“No, I don’t want you to take my picture.”
I caught up with this woman as she was slowly walking over the Third Avenue bridge. She was born in Jamaica, with Black, white (Irish), Chinese, and Syrian ancestry. Before we got to the Bronx side, she had told me her life story.
The bridge was fun to go across, in a wide, protected pedestrian lane. Up the Harlem River was the Park Ave. Bridge used by Metro North trains.
The big old brick building is the J L Mott Iron Works. Mr. Jordan Mott established it in 1828; Mott Haven is named for him.