Friday, January 21, 2011

The Great Barrier Fence

The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway taken from the Red Hook area, looking toward Downtown Brooklyn. I-278 cuts a major swath through the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens; the Gowanus Expressway, south of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the north. Like many six lane urban limited access highways, the impact of the neighborhoods it separates can be seen by just walking the span of the expressway.

Many of the neighborhoods that were adversely affected by the expressway are beginning to see a resurgence as Brooklyn has been experiencing gentrification. Redhook and the Clinton Hill / Navy Yard area are good examples of this.
Van Brunt Street in Red Hook...

About two blocks from the Navy Yard in Clinton Hill...

1 comment:

Dominic Bugatto said...

Enjoyable blog.

I'll be back.