The New Wall Street

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© Nicholas Breslow
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UploadedJuly 16, 2009
TakenDecember 15, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/250 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length48 mm

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Carol Gardens, Brooklyn

If you want to know how people really feel about the general state of affairs in this country you usually don't have to look much further than the walls outside. Chances are someone has written the sentiment defiantly on an overpass, alleyway or facade. This photo, taken shortly after the public trust was violated by Wall Street in late 2008, boldly states that Main Street has had enough. The message is written on a derelict building located in an industrial section of Brooklyn. While the building is not geographically far from the Financial District, it resides in a completely different world waiting to be bailed out.

55 responses

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (16 Jul 2009):

    Great entry for the theme, well done!

  • Llorenç Rosanes

    Llorenç Rosanes (Deleted) gave props (17 Jul 2009):

    Perfect, brilliant!

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (17 Jul 2009):

    Very cool....I like

  • Glen Barrington

    Glen Barrington (Deleted) gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    Wonderful use of color! Good eye!

  • Anton Stocker

    Anton Stocker gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    Love it!

  • D. Treiber

    D. Treiber gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    great lines, color, and composition

  • Vanessa Kubach

    Vanessa Kubach (Deleted) gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    I love this building!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    Great capture!

  • Bob Martuch

    Bob Martuch said (25 Jul 2009):

    That says it all. Nice shot.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    YEAH! Love it. Perfect for the theme!

  • NiteRunner

    NiteRunner gave props (30 Jul 2009):

    This is badass...I love it. great image.

  • Brian Basi

    Brian Basi (Deleted) gave props (1 Aug 2009):

    Slick!!! Favin it!!!

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (2 Aug 2009):

    w0w, i love it. A++

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    awesome shot. love the colors!

  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    Extremely cool and timely. Great image

  • Adam Reilly

    Adam Reilly said (29 Aug 2009):


  • Taylor Satula

    Taylor Satula (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2009):

    Very Cool Love It

  • Keiko Ehret

    Keiko Ehret gave props (19 Sep 2009):

    AMEN!! This is absolutely fantastic! What a lucky photo find....jealous....

  • )|( EPOCH )|(

    )|( EPOCH )|( said (30 Sep 2009):

    great capture, amazing work! "is it 2012 yet?" thank you PEACE

  • Eman Bnt Abdulaziz

    Eman Bnt Abdulaziz said (4 Nov 2009):

    Wonderfu : )

  • Laurie McCormick

    Laurie McCormick said (14 Dec 2009):

    LOVE IT...

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green said (17 Dec 2009):

    My vote! I see this from the BQE from time to time...

  • Kirti Manian

    Kirti Manian gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    Insanely wicked!!

  • Stephan Ortmanns

    Stephan Ortmanns (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2009):


  • Adrian Reilly

    Adrian Reilly said (28 Dec 2009):

    The bees knees, the timing here is EPIC

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (29 Dec 2009):

    A f....g yeah!!!!!

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    Everything about this is so perfect. Got my vote.

  • Femke Dam

    Femke Dam gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    Yeah, that's nice!

  • Amanda Finkel

    Amanda Finkel gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    love this.

  • Sutan Antonius Reinhart Situmo

    Sutan Antonius Reinhart Situmo gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    most suitable photo for this theme.

  • Dawn LeBlanc

    Dawn LeBlanc gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    Very nice shot--great composition, good colors, nice treatment, but of course, the building makes the shot!

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    definite yes.

  • sam ellis

    sam ellis gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    absolute class.

  • Patricia Gil

    Patricia Gil said (5 Feb 2010):

    cool! you got my vote!

  • John Braiman

    John Braiman said (6 Feb 2010):

    I love shooting in that area. Great image.

  • Laurie Self

    Laurie Self (Deleted) gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    My favorite ...had to vote.

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    Great & yes for economics ++++ vot´d.

  • Luke Gibbs

    Luke Gibbs gave props (7 Feb 2010):


  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    Excellent -- YES

  • Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    Awesome shot.

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (9 Feb 2010):


  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    cool shot

  • Jeremy Cohen

    Jeremy Cohen said (9 Feb 2010):

    so sweet!

  • Justin Matthew

    Justin Matthew said (10 Feb 2010):

    thats a nice photo

  • Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    super pic.

  • Charlotte Sears

    Charlotte Sears gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    This is an amazing capture

  • Robin B

    Robin B gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    Nice contrasting color. You have a good eye, cool capture with the graffiti.

  • The Rossi Collection

    The Rossi Collection gave props (12 Feb 2010):

    Nice one! Voted! Really diggin the color on this one.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (17 Feb 2010):

    Should be published......voted ~ !!!

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill gave props (4 Mar 2010):


  • melanie scott

    melanie scott gave props (5 Mar 2010):

    great image!

  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    great capture...every so often something like this just catches your eye...

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    Brilliant. Bravo!

  • Woj

    Woj (Deleted) gave props (22 Sep 2010):


  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (19 Nov 2010):

    phenomenal capture and congrats!

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