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Gulcrapek
June 29th, 2003, 04:22 PM
This is Guider Avenue from Coney Island Avenue to its 12th Street termination. For most of its existence it was a bungalow cluster, but in the last two years it's become a hot spot for midrise residential development.

From Coney Island Avenue before the bend.
http://galleries.soaringtowers.org/albums/album08/guider1.sized.jpg

From 12th Street after the bend.
http://galleries.soaringtowers.org/albums/album08/guider6.jpg

No sidewalk.
http://galleries.soaringtowers.org/albums/album08/guider2.sized.jpg

House in an odd location.
http://galleries.soaringtowers.org/albums/album08/guider7.sized.jpg

The first new building and closest to 12th Street. Its front is painted and holds glass balconies. Not too fond of it. (6 floors)
http://galleries.soaringtowers.org/albums/album08/guider8.jpg

The second one is one lot away closer to CIA. At first I despised this, but after it topped out I've gained respect for it. This picture doesn't do it justice, it's not a box (especially from the back) and it's certainly not the standard new construction around here. I'm glad it's different. (7 floors)
http://galleries.soaringtowers.org/albums/album08/guider4.sized.jpg
Back, bad shot. The side still needs to be cleaned.
http://galleries.soaringtowers.org/albums/album08/guider10.sized.jpg
Even better than luxury, apparently.
http://galleries.soaringtowers.org/albums/album08/guider5.sized.jpg

The third new building is more of the standard look. It's alright. (6 floors)
http://galleries.soaringtowers.org/albums/album08/guider3.sized.jpg
Back. Balconies will be installed.
http://galleries.soaringtowers.org/albums/album08/guider9.sized.jpg

ASchwarz
June 29th, 2003, 07:32 PM
Interesting photos, thanks for posting.

Last week, I was walking in the vicinity of Ocean Parkway, just south of Kings Highway. There is lots of construction of both apartment buildings and single family homes.

In particular, there seems to be a very upscale enclave of single family homes between Kings Highway, Avenue U, McDonald Avenue and Ocean Parkway (Gravesend? Midwood?) Many very large, elaborate homes are under construction.

To the west, between McDonald and Stillwell (Bensonhurst?) there was a decent amount of apartment construction. Same situation to the east. There were a few huge vacant lots on Coney Island Avenue which would be ideal for resdiential (just south of Kings Highway).

Kris
June 30th, 2003, 11:47 AM
They even place Parks signs on planted medians?

billyblancoNYC
June 30th, 2003, 11:50 AM
There a park signs (with names) on everything! *Even 2 x 4 planted triangles they have a park sign, the name, and some sign about green streets, or something. *Stern was definitely sign happy.