More Williamsburg photos
Photos from a sunny amble through Brooklyn
(Photos/words © urban75, Dec 2006
It's gentrifying so fast you can almost feel the rent rising beneath your feet, but it's still a great place to visit. Here's a selection of snaps taken during my wanders around Williamsburg, including Bedford Avenue and Grand Street.
Corner of Roebling/N10th Street, Williamsburg.
There's still a lot of areas just off the main Williamsburg drag of Bedford Avenue that estate agents (or 'realtors' as they like to call them over there) would describe as "ripe for development."
What's the odds on this being a yup-block in a year or two?
Just off Bedford Avenue you can see the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Snappy, eh?
Of Byzantine construction, this Brooklyn landmark, built in 1921, can be found on N. 12th Street.
Water tower, Williamsburg.
'9/11 wasn't real' says a graffiti scrawl, suggesting a passing conspiraloon in the area.
Outside the Realform Project Space, 218 Bedford Avenue and North 5th Street, in Williamsburg.
Gentrification ahoy! After residents lost their rezoning battle, upmarket residential blocks are starting to spring up.
As part of the rezoning plans, continuous riverfront promenades will be created - but with access controlled by the private developments adjacent to them.
Old Poland Bakery on 149 North 8th St., Williamsburg.
Colourful house facades.
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