Photo by Tien Mao

Last September the Manhattan Bridge Archway in DUMBO reopened after 17 years, only to be promptly closed again with further renovations for the $500K project. Yesterday the gates were finally taken down for an unofficial unveiling. The safety orange adornments that lined the walls upon last glance are now down (phew), and there's likely some more work to be done, but now locals won't have to pass through Stabber Alley anymore. Upon completion the archway is accessible 24 hours a day, will house some special events and is "for public, non-vehicular use" (ahem).