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    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

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    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.

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    At least the development is dense.

    How is the Williamsburg area divided?

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    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).

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