This quiet street near the upper-most reaches of Brooklyn shows some subtle signs of redevelopment amongst the rows of houses and apartments. While most of the buildings on this block are humble, character-filled and timeless, the occasional new condo development strikes you right back down to reality.
Something I find rather jarring when encountering brand new buildings isn't their architecture (I'll leave it to other, far smarter people to judge the impact of such design on a neighborhood) but the lack of trees on the sidewalk in front. It makes sense, since to get construction moving they have to remove any obstacles– but the result is a barren block of treeless street. If anything, it serves to make the older buildings, with their lush greenery, look much better.