On Sunday, power had been restored to many areas in Southern Brooklyn and national aid had arrived. (Outside Brooklyn, the Rockaways and Staten Island remain in crisis, with many without power or water.) We checked out Brighton Beach Sunday afternoon, where we found the National Guard distributing water, blankets, diapers, and baby wipes, above. Down the block, a volunteer group gave out free clothes from a truck. Power was back on in most places and delis and groceries were open for business as usual. Debris had been gathered into piles dotted about the beach, which was mostly empty of people, but otherwise it looked pretty normal. Most buildings in the central area seemed to have already completed their basement cleanups, though a few were still siphoning out water and placing wrecked furniture on the sidewalks for pickup. Tensions seemed high; a fistfight almost broke out over a fender bender, we heard a lot of people arguing, and a woman said she was going to call the police because we were taking photographs. There was, of course, no subway service to the shore areas throughout Southern Brooklyn. Buses were running about every 20 minutes, and they were packed full.
The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum puts on its annual Halloween Harvest Festival this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 5 pm. There will be crafts, food, games, a magic show, info about Colonial superstitions and haunted house tours! Built circa 1652, the farmhouse is Brooklyn’s oldest house. It stands at 5816 Clarendon Road, near Ralph Avenue. Above, a photo of it from the early 20th century.
Photo via Wyckoff House & Association Inc.
Okay, you gotta check this out. This 12-foot-wide, single-family home at 613 East 89th Street in Canarsie was built mid-boom (2005-2006) and has been flirting with foreclosure for most of this year. (There’s a lien of $321,984 on the place.) Apparently, but not surprisingly, the developer was never able to find a buyer. Wonder why! Click through for the money shot. GMAP (more…)
These two charmers hail from Bed Stuy and Canarsie, respectively, and can be yours for the low, low prices of $439,000 and $550,000. Any takers?
BEAUTIFUL 2 FAMILY IN THE HEART OF BED STUY [Craigslist]
Huge 2 Family Brand New [Craigslist]
Ah, the wonders of Flickr. We came across these photographic relics of an earlier Brooklyn: Canarise, 1980-81. Great hairdos, great buildings and the same popular Brooklyn logo. The photographer is gbSk.
Living In: Canarsie [NY Times]
Photo by singingpixel.