Born and Bred in DUMBO.
I met Ed, Edwin Garcia at the entrance to the York St “F” train in DUMBO. Ed told me that he had lived his whole life in DUMBO - his parents were originally from Puerto Rico and Haiti.
A few days before he was in a video with a Hip Hop band he knew. He said that they mostly play in Manhattan, not Brooklyn - neutral territory, no trouble.
He was interested in learning photography and had been researching 2nd hand cameras on eBay - ones that shoot video. He thought he could learn to shoot video of the bands he knew and also to make a little extra money.
He thought that the changes in DUMBO were good, but was looking for ways to move out of the neighbourhood.