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architectural details

I have hundreds of close-ups of small details maybe another prompt will let me use some of those. But what I most enjoy snapping day-to-day are pics of a wider perspective of the architectural details around where I am walking. (Brooklyn was its own city back before the American Revolution--settled first by the Dutch in early 1600's, taken by the British in 1694, and finally exploded as an overflow of Manhattan after the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1880, annexed by New York City in 1898. The neat thing about its independent development is much more so than other NYC boroughs it has its own infrastructure--parks, museums, libraries, universities, etc.)

But it has maintained distinct and identifiable residential styles from one neighborhood to another--urban but with a warm and human feeling to it. (Huge swaths of the areas I have lived in within Brooklyn are protected under law as historic districts--they cannot be destroyed to make parking lots or skyscrapers, alterations within and without are controlled also.)

The areas below are part of my regular stomping grounds.

Sunset Park Brooklyn (where I lived for four years)

Park Slope Brooklyn (where I lived for at least 10 years).


When I was in NYC in 1989, Mum , Dad & I went to Prospect Park in Brooklyn (we were/are Danny Kaye fans). I remember thinking that despite what you hear it seemed a nice district.

Thanks for sharing these lovely images. I do hope they are being maintained as individually owned properties.
I don't know what people said about Prospect Park in the 1980s, but the Prospect Park area is more than a nice area now. We were priced out of Park Slope several years ago. A 2-3 bedroom condo there might sell for between $1.5-3 million now. And my old apartment which I once rented for $1,000 now rents for $5,000 a month. One can still find places in Sunset Park (over-priced for what one gets) that are marginally manageable for a two-income family. Everything in Brooklyn is pricey now and being gentrified at a gallop. I don't know the answer. But it is still pretty.