As an aside, it strikes me that not only are you an excellent photographer, but that you are well-informed on the culture and history of New York City. While it is a fascinating subject worthy of learning about, I also know that many folks know little about where they live.
Hmmm. replumbing. I've never seen such a thing happen. I think that's what caught my attention. It's packed, industrial, and even in a still photo the area always seems to be on the move towards development. It's fantastic. :3