Hurricane Irene hasn’t wrought the devastation on New York City that was originally projected, but in DUMBO there has still been some flooding (and a fair bit of local ogling). These photos were taken on 8/28/11 between 8:51 a.m. and 9:04 a.m. (just after high tide) at the entry point to Brooklyn Bridge Park, at the corner of Main Street and Plymouth. The water is normally 8 to 10 feet below the rocks in the photo above.
(p.s.: These were taken one handed, while I walked my dog, with a wet point and shoot. They were hastily uploaded and placed onto this blog, without editing or effects. Like nature herself, they are untamed.)