Thursday, June 14, 2007

wallabout



the stretch of waterfront between between dumbo and williamsburg contains the brooklyn navy yard -- what was once a teaming naval facility, is now but a shadow of its former self. the base closed in 1966 and was promptly sold to the city of new york. to the east of flushing avenue, the main thoroughfare, you can still spot a few remnants from when the area teemed with sailors and those who were in the business of serving them. the neighborhood is now called wallabout, and some are predicting that it will be the next neighborhood to see the gentrification that has rapidly transformed it's neighbors to the north and south.

2 comments:

Brad said...

Is that an Opel GT. I was ready to die for one when I was a kid. Yes, I'm that old.

sam said...

looks like it is - thanks for the id brad