Fifth part of my photo-story about New York City.
Williamsburg is a neighborhood of 113,000 inhabitants in Brooklyn.
Williamsburg is an influential hub of current indie rock, is attributed to be the place of origin of electroclash, and has a large local art community and hipster culture.
Historically, many ethnic groups have based enclaves within the neighborhood, including African Americans, Hispanics, Italians, Poles, Jews, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans.
In 1661, Dutch West India Company chartered the Town of Boswijck, including land that would later become Williamsburg. After the English takeover of New Netherland in 1664, the town’s name was anglicized to Bushwick.
Tel Aviv or Williamsburg?
The Yeshivah of Flatbush is a Modern Orthodox private Jewish day school located in Midwood, Brooklyn. The Yeshivah of Flatbush was founded in 1927.
Brighton Beach is an oceanside neighborhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, along the Coney Island peninsula. As of 2007, it has a population of 75,692 with a total of 31,228 households.
For a very long time, until the end of the 20th century, the area was not considered prestigious. There were dirty streets, high crime rates, and many illegal immigrants. During the summer, though, people from all around the city went to Brighton Beach’s beach next to the Atlantic Ocean.
The collapse of the Soviet Union, and the subsequent significant changes in the social and economic circumstances of post-Soviet states, caused thousands of former Soviet citizens to immigrate to the United States. Many of these Soviet immigrants came to Brighton Beach during the late 1980s and ’90s.
Brighton Beach had a heavy influx of emigrants due to low housing prices. The new residents spoke mainly Russian, so a large number of firms, shops, restaurants, clubs, offices, banks, schools and children’s play centers speak Russian and are intended mainly for Russian-speaking clients.
Until the late 1860s, Brighton Beach consisted of little but farms carved out of sandy hills. It was known as the “Middle Division”, a section of Gravesend, the only English town of the original six in Kings County. By the mid-1700s, the Middle Division had been broken up into 39 lots, the owners being descendants of the original European colonizers.
The proximity of Brighton Beach to the city’s beaches and the fact the neighborhood is directly served by a subway station makes it a popular summer weekend destination for New York City residents.
“Clairvoyant and healer with 40-years experience- Madam Bella. Healing of: infertility, depression, insomnia, help in personal life and business, guessing on the arm, photo or book, charms for good-luck”.
The Manhattan Bridge.
The Brooklyn Bridge.
Dumbo is a neighborhood in Brooklyn. The name is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.
It encompasses two sections: one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River, and another that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area.
Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist. He first became known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” (…OBEY…) sticker campaign while attending the Rhode Island School of Design.
The Manhattan Bridge framed by Dumbo red-bricks buildings on Washington Street.
Donal Logue is an Irish-Canadian film and television actor. He currently stars as detective Harvey Bullock in Fox’s Gotham and had a recurring role in NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Lt. Declan Murphy.
Donal Logue (detective Harvey Bullock) and Benjamin McKenzie (commissioner James Gordon) from TV-series Gotham.
Shepard Fairey’s artwork, Dumbo.
Hell’s Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan. Once a bastion of poor and working-class Irish Americans, Hell’s Kitchen’s proximity to Midtown has changed it over the last three decades of the 20th century and into the new millennium.
Shepard Fairey’s artwork, Bowery.
St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral is the first cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church to be constructed in North America. St. Vartan’s was consecrated on April 28, 1968 by Vazgen I, Catholicos of Armenia and of All Armenians.
Empire State Building.