A new tower, has its basement space, on Willoughby, in Downtown Brooklyn.
lot and dug earth for the Tower
Two Modern and New Hotels very near on Cross Street, Duffield
new modern hotl in distance, with store fronts
These photos are somewhat reversed, meaning the directly adjacent structural areas, are towards the end of these shots.
The human being in and around downtown Brooklyn has already seen the transformation of Cobble Hill which has slipped north to transform the area North of Atlantic in Borough Hall area of Court. Gone is the Jewish diner where I 10 years prior was able to purchase and eat a dish of goulash and buckwheat, in an ambiance that was identical to the ambiance of people doing the same thing, in 1980, or even 1970, in the same venue. Now that venues storefront is full of petro based plastic indicating a paint and building materials depot.
There already completed and occupied residential tower around downtown, Borough Hall, has been a call heard by American Eagle Outfitters, Armani, H and M, that have taken to Fulton Mall.
Considering the environment of the photos below I recently took, one may be able to expect changes due to property values rising. That may affect the smaller businesses, 99 cent shops, small eateries, independent but low budget clothing shops, and hair salons. The Fulton Mall was an interesting place, for me at least. Macy’s a long resident, was surrounded by discount shops, and a retail base that was primarily driven by African American market.
In the recent decade or more, that market has seen a share go to the working class Asian American.
These transformations often cause buildings and histories, as well as communities, to be destroyed. For the buildings, that means, blocks gutted to make way for more highrise, Applebess, TGIF, and the like. Gone is the market for the lower income, to working class, and their housing.
This gentrification basically takes some areas that are built from naturally occurring population changes, and community, and make them over in a more or less contrived fashion, making more of the same that in other areas.