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Re: The South Bronx of the 1980's

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun Aug 1 16:21:29 2010, in response to Re: The South Bronx of the 1980's, posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Sun Aug 1 16:00:57 2010.

Wow, that is a beauty. It's hard to imagine today, that it was abandoned at one time.

Most of the time, they save the shells of buildings they rehab nowadays. Back in the 80's, they cleared them away because there were just so many of them at the time, and as bad as empty lots were, it was better than abandoned burnt out shells that criminals took over. If it survived to today, there is a good chance the building will survive, at least it's shell, as in the last decade, whatever abandoned shells still around have been gut refurbished, where the entire interior is completely ripped out down to the bricks, but the outside shell is preserved. This has happened all over Brooklyn and the Bronx, and Upper Manhattan too.

For example, here is Decatur St in Bushwick..... The first photo (from Disassociate Lost Brooklyn Trips) is a photo of what these buildings looked like in the 1990's yet. The second two photos are taken by me about 3 years ago, when gut refurbished, and turned into condos, etc:

Check out Lost Brooklyn Trips, which has some great abandonment photos in Brooklyn, when Brooklyn was full of them. It's all changed now, you don't really see much of this anymore.


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