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Gulcrapek
February 9th, 2003, 06:08 PM
2/09/03

Gretsch Building #4
http://www.pbase.com/image/12516971

Restored bluish building
http://www.pbase.com/image/12517285

Forman Family and original Williamsburgh Savings Bank
http://www.pbase.com/image/12517296

Arched building
http://www.pbase.com/image/12517300

New housing: All of these are pictures of residential buildings recently built for orthodox Jewish families, hence the staggered balconies for sukkot

http://www.pbase.com/image/12517234
http://www.pbase.com/image/12516980
http://www.pbase.com/image/12517174
http://www.pbase.com/image/12517151
Uuuuuugly
http://www.pbase.com/image/12517277

You'll notice most have gates or bars on windows, these are ugly but are removable and are used to prevent the numerous orthodox children from falling out

Now here's something that has been mentioned before, a community type thing. 6 buildings grouped around a small central area. There was a view of Downtown Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan but it was slightly hazy today

http://www.pbase.com/image/12517015
http://www.pbase.com/image/12517034

View past the development and to the bridge and ESB
http://www.pbase.com/image/12516995

billyblancoNYC
February 10th, 2003, 10:37 AM
They are building like crazy in the Jewish section of Wiliamsburg. *I guess it's good to see, even if the buildings are a bit ugly and uncreative.

Kris
February 10th, 2003, 11:13 AM
At least the development is dense.

How is the Williamsburg area divided?

billyblancoNYC
February 10th, 2003, 01:57 PM
Not 100% sure, but the "North" side, the part more towards Greenpoint, is the more hip and developed area. *More East is hispanic, and South is Orthodox Jews (i.e. long beards, always black trench coats, etc).

The Jewish population is growing A LOT (they have a lot of kids), and the gentirfied, hip areas are expanding as well, into Buskwick, etc.

It seems much of Brooklyn will be a tremendous place to be (it is already).