While working in NYC, one evening I went over to Brooklyn to photograph the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. At first, I was disappointed a restoration was underway and part of the bridge was concealed in tarps. However, this proved to be a bonus as the textured canvas added to the scene. Many have photographed this bridge but I have not seen one that included the oasis-like restaurant beneath the structure. It reminded me of a Thomas Kinkade painting. The restaurant is the River Café. In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage to The River Café, but after 15 months and millions of dollars repairing the damage caused by the four feet of water that flooded the restaurant, it has now reopened.