Edge parents reminisce about “Wild West” Williamsburg

TRD New York /
Sep.September 11, 2013 05:53 PM

Williamsburg, that gentrified land of financiers and well-funded hipsters, wasn’t always such a posh land of plenty, as parents at the Edge recently mused.

A member of the online group “ParentsAtTheEdge” sent Gawker snippets of the online conversation, fondly remembering the good ol’ days.

“Believe it it not, two to three years ago when many of us moved into our apartments, we were pioneers and this section of Williamsburg was still the Wild, Wild West,” one group member wrote. “We were surrounded by warehouses, vacant lots, empty retail stores and half-finished/abandoned condo projects.”

Another replied that navigating Kent Street once required ninja-like skills.

“I remember looking out my window here and they were literally creating the extension of The Street Past Kent Avenue in front of our bldg [sic],” the online group member wrote. “I also remember hoping that they would put in a traffic light at the intersection because crossing felt like a game of Frogger!”

Happy hopping. [Gawker]Julie Strickland


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
RedSky Capital's Benjamin Bernstein and 247 Bedford Avenue (Credit:  ICSC and Apple)

Williamsburg whiz kids facing major markdown on $1B retail portfolio

227 Grand Street in Williamsburg and Michael Lichtenstein of Heritage Equity Partners (Credit: Google Maps, Heritage Equity Partners)

It’s bankruptcy time for Michael Lichtenstein LLC in Williamsburg

93 North 9th Street in Williamsburg, Thor Equities' Joe Sitt, and a KAWS statue (Credit: Google Maps and Jim Bowen via Flickr)

Acclaimed artist KAWS pays $17M to expand Williamsburg studio

166 Berry Street in Brooklyn and Wharton Properties’ Jeff Sutton (Credit: Google Maps)

Jeff Sutton pays record price in Williamsburg: brokers

A rendering of  280 Meeker Avenue CW Realty Management CEO Cheskie Weisz (CW Realty Management)

CW Realty to bring mixed-use project to troubled Williamsburg site

269 Wallabout Street in Williamsburg (Credit: Google Maps)

On to the next one: Rabsky planning yet another Brooklyn project

58 Union Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Brooklyn binge: Rabsky Group plans to bring 65-unit project to Williamsburg

CW Realty's Cheskie Weisz and the Williamsburg assemblage (Credit: CW Realty and Google Maps)

CW Realty buying Williamsburg assemblage for $39M

arrow_forward_ios