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Old Posted Feb 15, 2011, 3:56 AM
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Ungentrified Brooklyn: Where transplants dare not set foot

This is my 1st post on SSP which is from my own contribution. I would also like to give a special thanks to Mr. KingOfTheHill for all the tips with my first DSLR cam and support. Now, I will like to introduce all of you to Brooklyn Community Board 5! - Patrolled by the 75th Precinct of the NYPD - Welcome to Eastern Brooklyn in New York City


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Onto New Lots...

My brother had stated many times, "Yo, you betta not go to Pitkin (Pitkin Ave), and especially alone with that cam"





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Old Posted Feb 15, 2011, 4:07 AM
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Excellent set! Interesting tour.
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This is probably the most comprehensive set of this area ever. Great job on showing what ENY among other areas look like... what I'm amazed by most though is how clean all of the residential streets are other than the odd graffiti. I was expecting more dirt and grit from NYC
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2011, 4:32 AM
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Great stuff! As a former Philadelphian, I have to say I'm a little surprised at some of Clifton Height's resemblances to that city. I've never quite felt that way about the other parts of Brooklyn that I've actually seen/visisted.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2011, 4:47 AM
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There's some nice architecture completely ruined by steel bars and doors. It's a shame, but I'm guessing it's a pretty rough neighbourhood, or you wouldn't see them on all those buildings.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2011, 4:59 AM
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el barrio! love it! reminds me of my neighborhood south chicago. my aunt lives in brooklyn
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Nice pictures. I'm guessing that there aren't many yuppies in this area.

I thought Delaware had it bad with graffiti, but this is terrible. The defacing of private and public property is disgusting. It's a shame that a lot of people don't have respect for other people's property.
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great tour, thanks. i love this weird little house



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This took me to another place. That place is Heaven.
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Such a nice tour of a part of Brooklyn where no one from Williamsburg or Park Slope would ever go. I almost did a bike tour of this area over the summer but got lazy and went back to Bedstuy. What astounds me the most about this set is realizing that this neighborhood is pretty much Long Island in terms of distance from Manhattan yet it is still so dense and urban resembling any part of closer-to-the-city neighborhoods such as Bedstuy, Clinton Hill or Crown Heights. Needless to say I'm absolutely floored. GREAT JOB.
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Haha! I snapped this hood too. City Line, Cypress Hills and highland park are all pretty tough neighborhoods but I dig the old Jewish Cemetery.
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Wow, extremely comprehensive and interesting tour!

These neighborhoods are all sub-neighborhoods of East New York.

Highland Park isn't really tough at all. It's pretty nice in parts, especially in the hills, where there are many big homes.

Cypress Hills and City Line are tougher, but not really straight-out hood either. There's almost no subsidized housing, and it's just mostly striving immigrants.

IMO, East NY north of Atlantic Avenue, while it may look tough with all the grafitti and grittiness, has a different feel than the more southern stretches of East NY. You don't have the huge subsidized towers or the massive urban renewal areas. It basically looks the same as always.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2011, 7:51 PM
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Thanks guys!

Indeed Crawford. I would say ENY, north of the Atlantic Ave and north of the Conduits (the areas where City Line and Cypress Hills/Highland Park comprises), is much different than the area south of Atlantic Ave and south of the Conduit, the area considered New Lots or ENY proper. The areas south of the 2 mentioned streets also has many infills, some of the most dangerous housing projects too within New York City, those being the Louis H. Pink Houses, the Linden Houses, and Cypress Hills Houses all around Linden BLVD, it's also much 'rougher' area than the 2 northern sub-nabes.

For those into geography and Google Earth. I drew the lines or boundaries of the sub sections/sub nabes (the areas covered with this tour) within the white lines -


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What a great first post! I'm glad to see this part of Brooklyn. Many nice buildings however "rough" the neighborhood.
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Thanks for the tour. Any plans to explore ENY south of Linden? That area feels so bizarre, especially along Pennsylvania and around Gateway.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2011, 9:29 PM
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Sure, maybe one day. Linden BLVD is way south of me or where I cam located. I could walk it from here or go in circles and take the train LOL! (3 Train to New Lots Ave, final stop) There is a cluster of housing projects north and south of the Linden BLVD. These are some of the most 'dangerous' in NYC, even a Hip Hop magazine certified the housing area as #1 for NYC. I usually lone wolf too and on foot, I was going to do some ENY proper or New Lots but got tired and wanted to cover the hill around the park.

This tour, we can also call it my peripheral area, since I currently reside in Cypress Hills/Highland Park area. For the curious people, if you can 'handle' Bushwick or Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and some areas in Williamsburg (like south and east) then northern ENY (Cypress Hills and City Line) area, you can likely feel just as comfortable. Just giving you my 2 cents.
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Good presentation of excellent photographic material. Well-done.
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