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This is not the most exciting photo, but I wanted to show another side of Brooklyn. When people think of New York City they mainly imagine Manhattan, but the “outer boroughs”, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island have a very different atmosphere. They are more residential, and some areas resemble suburban towns, or even quaint fishing villages.

This is a view from Mill Basin, a residential neighborhood in southeastern Brooklyn that sits on a peninsula next to Jamaica Bay. It is bordered by a busy street on the northwest side and by the Mill Basin Inlet on its other sides. There is no subway access in this neighborhood, so residents wishing to get into Manhattan must first take a bus into central Brooklyn to catch a train.

Up until the late 19th century this area was very rural, and the chief resources were crabs, oysters, and clams from Jamaica Bay. In the 1950’s southeast Brooklyn started being developed, but as late as the 1960’s part of this area was still a swamp.

Here you can see the small marina where local residents keep their boats. In the background are a sampling of typical houses in the area. From the 1950s through the 1980s the area was mainly Italian, but the predominant communities today are Russian and Israeli.

When you’re in Mill Basin, or the other residential communities in southeastern Brooklyn, you feel far away from the big city.

In the WS is another view.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1909 W: 335 N: 4235] (15180)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2021-04-20
  • Exposition: f/2.4, 1/636 secondes
  • Versions: version originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-04-24 13:24
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